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SHADY COVE GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA

Shady Cove Group Campground is a beautiful place to camp within the Children's National Forest. It provides access to numerous trails and a lookout tower, with a climbing area nearby. The Children's Forest was burned in a devastating wildfire and was rebuilt with the help ...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 11 2014   Season Dates

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  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
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  • This facility is operated by Mountaintop Recreation A Division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. Water also may not be available. For current fire or water conditions, contact the Big Bear Ranger Station at 909-382-2790.
  • 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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Overview

Overview

Shady Cove Group Campground is a beautiful place to camp within the Children's National Forest. It provides access to numerous trails and a lookout tower, with a climbing area nearby. The Children's Forest was burned in a devastating wildfire and was rebuilt with the help of area children.

Natural Features:

The campground is easily accessible, just off a paved road, and has forested tent campsites. It is situated in the mountains of Southern California at an elevation of about 6,000 feet.

Recreation:

Hiking, biking and birding are popular activities. Many trails begin near the campground, including The Trail of the Phoenix. It is a short, paved interpretive trail that begins at the entrance to the Children's National Forest, which is about three miles from the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers three group sites, one of which is accessible, for tent. Each site can accommodate up to 30 people and eight vehicles.

Each site is equipped with picnic tables, pedestal grills and a campfire circle. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Arrowbear Lake is about five miles from the campground, where rainbow trout are stocked annually in the spring. The lake is adjacent to the community of Running Springs, which offers a variety of dining and shopping options, as well a grocery stores and fuel stations.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 19 2014 - Fri Sep 18 2015

Reservations must be made 1 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 Sat Oct 11 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Climbing
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant
  • 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:
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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 11 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $90.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $90.00-$100.00

*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):
34.20831, -117.04683
34°12'30"N, 117°2'49"W

From Running Springs, drive approximately one mile on Highway 18 to the Deerlick Ranger Station/Children's National Forest Visitor Center. Turn right on Keller Peak Road and continue about five miles. Follow signs to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SHADY COVE GROUP CAMPGROUND
P.O. BOX 290
FAWNSKIN  CA  92333

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)866-8550