Area Status: Open
Dispersed Camping - Yellow Post Site Sign


These 6 remote camping sites offer isolated scenic locations ideal for tent and car camping or a relaxing picnic far from the. Other than a pit for campfires, these sites do NOT contain the amenities found at developed campgrounds. There is no water, no restrooms nearby, and no trash containers. Please pack it in - pack it out!

Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, charcoal BBQ's, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year.

These Yellow Post Sites are reached via Forest Road 6S13 (dirt). Please call the Idyllwild Ranger Station for road conditions, current fire restriction, and other information 1-909-382-2921.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Road 6S13 one mile south of  Lake Hemet is also known as Little Thomas Mountain Road.  Easier access is via Pyramid Peak Road off of Highway 74, near the community. Call for updates.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-served.
Fees: Free
Permit Info: Subject to fire restrictions, a valid California Campfire Permit is required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and lanterns. Contact Idyllwild Ranger Station for current restrictions 909-382-2921.
  • 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!
Closest Towns: Idyllwild
Water: None
Information Center:
San Jacinto Ranger District
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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