FERN BASIN, CA

The picturesque Fern Basin Campground is a perfect escape from a busy lifestyle. It provides peace and quiet in the mountains of southern California as well as access to countless recreational opportunities.The campground is located in a grove of mixed oaks and shrubs. A surrounding...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 16 2014   Season Dates

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  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Drinking water is not available at the campground
  • Fees will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 20 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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FERN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

The picturesque Fern Basin Campground is a perfect escape from a busy lifestyle. It provides peace and quiet in the mountains of southern California as well as access to countless recreational opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a grove of mixed oaks and shrubs. A surrounding mixed conifer forest provides spotty shade for the campground. It is situated at an elevation of about 6,300 feet, in the mountains overlooking California's desert.

Recreation:

Visitors to the area enjoy hiking on the Marion Mountain Trail, which leads to San Jacinto Peak. Views from the peak extend to the ocean and across the Palm Desert, as well as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains on a clear day. The 11.8-mile Marion Mountain Trail is the shortest route up the mountain, but is also quite strenuous in areas.

Facilities:

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

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Bernardino, California, and about seven miles north of the small town of Idyllwild, which is known for its shops and restaurants.

Booking Window
Fri Aug 01 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 4 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 23 2014 Sun Nov 16 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailheads
  • Visitor Center
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 23 2014 -
Nov 16 2014
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):
33.78861, -116.73778
33°47'19"N, 116°44'16"W

From Idyllwild, travel north on State Route 243 about 4 miles. Turn right at the campground sign and continue to Forest Service Road 4S02. Turn left and proceed less than a mile to an intersection. Continue straight on the Forest Service Road and turn left into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FERN BASIN
P.O. Box 518
IDYLLWILD  CA  92549

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)382-2922
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