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Fern Basin Campground

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National Forest

San Bernardino National Forest

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. Recreation Visitors to the area enjoy hiking on the Marion Mountain Trail, which leads to…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


4 Reviews of Fern Basin Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Matt R.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2020

Site 8

If you are looking for the perfect get away Fern Basin site 8 is the spot. Most of the site is shaded and has a large table and fire pit ring. Tents pictured are a 6 person with screen room and 4 person dome. Plenty of room for tents and relatively flat and level. Overall great spot and would…

Kate W.
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2019

If you can get a site, do it!

I really love Idyllwild and Fern Basin is one of the few campgrounds there.  This is the definition of small mountain town so make sure to stop and check out the little coffee shops in "town".  The campground is fairly small and off a pretty rugged dirt road, but it's worth it.  I've stayed here a…

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Site14 & 18
Month of VisitJuly


Fern Basin Campground is located in California


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.


33.78861129 N
116.73777736 W

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