BOULDER BASIN, CA

The Boulder Basin Campground offers solitude and primitive camping in a scenic mountain landscape. The area provides ample recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and more.The campground is located in a mixed conifer forest, which provides ample shade...
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates

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  • Water is not provided at this campground
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Fees will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
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  • Call the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2922 to check current fire and weather closures
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BOUL TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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BOUL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

The Boulder Basin Campground offers solitude and primitive camping in a scenic mountain landscape. The area provides ample recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and more.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a mixed conifer forest, which provides ample shade throughout the day. It is situated at an elevation of about 7,300 feet. Roads to and within the campground are not paved.

Recreation:

The campground provides access to a number of trailheads, including the Black Mountain Trail, a 3.6-mile, moderately strenuous hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trail that travels through the forested slopes of Black Mountain.

The trail provides excellent views of the Banning Pass and Mt. San Gorgonio. The trail provides access to the famed Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which begins at the Mexico border in Southern California and leads to Washington border of Canada.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple single-family campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

This group site is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Bernardino, California, and 14 miles north of Idyllwild, where fuel and a variety of small town shops and restaurants are available.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Backpacking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailheads
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 -
Oct 26 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*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):
33.82639, -116.75389
33°49'35"N, 116°45'14"W

From Idyllwild, travel north for about 8 miles on State Route 243. Turn right onto Black Mountain Road/Forest Route 4S01 and continue about 5 miles to the campground. Black Mountain Road is an unpaved forest road, not recommended for low clearance vehicles or trailers.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BOULDER BASIN
PO Box 518
Idyllwild CA 92549

Phone Number:

Information: (909)382-2922
Additional Information