These 19 yellow post sites are individual camping sites. Each campsite will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No reservations.
Each site is limited to a maximum of 8 persons at any one time. There is limited parking at these sites for 2 vehicles. Amenities includes 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring. There are no restroom facilities. There is no drinking water.
Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year. Click here for current fire restriction information.
Sand to Snow National Monument Yellow Post sites 17-19 are near the well-known Pacific Crest Trail that stretches from the Mexican border up to Canada.
Most of these sites are shaded by pine trees and a few are near seasonal Coon Creek.
Where are the Sites?
These Yellow Post Sites are reached via forest road 1N02 off of Hwy 38 between Barton Flats and Onyx Summit. 1N02 is a dirt road and not recommended for low-clearance vehicles.
Please refer to the Coon Creek Yellow Post site map or pick one up at the Mill Creek Ranger Station and Big Bear Discovery Center.
There are a lot of sites available here, all close together with little privacy unless you drive pretty far down the dirt road. Flies and mosquitoes are crazy during the summer. These campsites are all closed during the winter due to snow and early into spring. No view and hiking is decent, probably won’t go back, cooler places yet to explore. Picture attached is of a trail behind our camp spot.
Me and my boyfriend stayed in post #5. Has a lot of trees to give you that genuine feeling that your deep in the woods. The creek was dry when we were there which sucked but other then that it’s a great place to stay at and chop down some trees.
A whole range of sites up and down the dirt road with a good selection on styles from trailer sights to rough camping. Water is only available near the main road so bring containers if you go further up the road. No rservations on the majority of sights but there is a cabin at the end of Coon Creek called Coon Creek Cabin and it requires a reservation with a fee ( great camping spot wi8th tons of hiking at the cabin). The PCT is nearby if you want to get a few extra miles logged.