Area Status: Open
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These 19 yellow post sites are individual camping sites. Each campsite is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No reservations.

Each site is limited to a maximum of 8 persons at any one time. There is limited parking at these sites for 2 vehicles. Amenities includes 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring. There are no restroom facilities. There is no drinking water.

Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year. Click here for current fire restriction information.

Sand to Snow National Monument Yellow Post sites 17-19 are near the well-known Pacific Crest Trail that stretches from the Mexican border up to Canada.

Most of these sites are shaded by pine trees and a few are near seasonal Coon Creek.

Where are the Sites?

These Yellow Post Sites are reached via forest road 1N02 off of Hwy 38 between Barton Flats and Onyx Summit.  1N02 is a dirt road and not recommended for low-clearance vehicles. 

Please refer to the Coon Creek Yellow Post site map or pick one up at the Mill Creek Ranger Station and Big Bear Discovery Center.

At a Glance

Reservations: First-come-first-serve basis. No reservations.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Permit Info: Valid California Campfire Permit required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and lanterns. - subject to fire use restrictions
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 8 persons maximum. 2 vehicles maximum.
  • Avoid parking on grasses and vegetation at all times.
  • Yellow post campsites have a 14 day camping limit.
  • Pack It In/Pack It OutPack out what you pack in and Leave No Trace!
  • Pacific Crest Trail Logo No Bicycles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)!
Closest Towns: Big Bear City & Angeles Oaks
Water: No Water
Restroom: No Restroom
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Picnic tables: 1 table
Tent camping: 8 persons maximum
Parking: 2 vehicles maximum
Toilets: No restrooms
Drinking water: No drinking water

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