BLACK MOUNTAIN (SAN BERNARDINO), CA

The Black Mountain Group Campground provides a picturesque camping location for large groups. Views from the campground encompass the desert divide, San Jacinto Mountains and, on a clear day, as far north as the San Gabriel Mountains. The surrounding area provides a variety ...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available at the campground
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest
  • Contact the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2922 to check on fire and water conditions prior to your visit
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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BLAC GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 100 12
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

The Black Mountain Group Campground provides a picturesque camping location for large groups. Views from the campground encompass the desert divide, San Jacinto Mountains and, on a clear day, as far north as the San Gabriel Mountains.

The surrounding area provides a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, climbing, fishing, biking and wilderness exploration.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a heavily forested area of the mountains in southern California at an elevation of about 7,500 feet. The roads to and within the campground are not paved and much of the area is part of classified wilderness area.

Recreation:

The Fuller Ridge Trail, which serves as part of the famous Pacific Crest Trail, is located just steps away from the campground. Starting at 7,600 feet, the trail follows the high, timbered ridge above Snow Creek, offering spectacular views of the desert. From there, it joins Deer Springs Trail and a strenuous climb to San Jacinto Peak, at 10,804 feet in elevation.

Facilities:

The campground provides one large group campsite that can accommodate up to 100 guests for tent camping. A parking area can accommodate up to 50 vehicles, but rough roads to the site are not recommended for trailers of any kind.

The site is equipped with multiple tables and campfire circles with grills. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not available in the campground, but can be found at the Cinco Posa Spring tap, along Black Mountain Road, about two miles from the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

This group site is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Bernardino, California, and 16 miles north of the small town of Idyllwild, which offers locally owned shops and restaurants.

Booking Window
Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Lookout Tower
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailheads
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Restaurant
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.83417, -116.73889
33°50'3"N, 116°44'20"W

From Idyllwild, California, travel north on Highway 243 about 9 miles. Take a sharp right turn onto Black Mountain Trail/Forest Route 4S01 and continue just over 2 miles. Forest Route 4S01 turns slightly left and becomes Black Mountain Truck Trail, which leads to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLACK MOUNTAIN (SAN BERNARDINO)
PO Box 518
Idyllwild  CA  92549

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)382-2922
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