About Manker Campground
6,000-foot elevation. 21 campsites near historic Mt. Baldy Schoolhouse and Visitor Center in the Mt. Baldy Village. When the campground is open, it provides piped water and flush toilets. RV's to 16'. Camping - $14 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle. Day use - $5 per vehicle. For campers with a valid Adventure Pass, camping fee is $10, and $3 for extra vehicles. Adventure Pass will be honored for day use. Campsites are first come - first served. Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked outside campground. Treat stream water before using, if available. ACTIVITIES Camping Picnicking Recreational Vehicles
USDA Forest Service
Manker Campground is located in California
Location: From Foothill Blvd. in Claremont, take Mills Ave. until it turns into Mt. Baldy Road. Drive 12 miles north on Mt. Baldy Rd. passed Mt. Baldy Village to the campground. (Note: Foothill can be reached by taking Mountain Ave. north from the 10 freeway). Call (626) 335-1251 for current conditions and additional information.
2 Reviews of Manker Campground
with proper funding any campground can be great. This site was riddled with friendly staff and great nearby trailheads to some gorgeous hikes. wish there had been bear boxes at the sites other than the ones for refuse. Some people had recently destroyed the main bathroom by obnoxiously smashing all of the porcelian, leaving campers for 21 spots only two bathrooms to toggle between. Humans are so vile. For larger groups this was not ideal. With proper funding this place could really be a gem.
First to Review
Top of mt Baldy road.. almost as far as you can drive. Not many sites, about 20. One giant loop. No reservations needed.
Unfortunately, this campground can get rowdy on weekend evenings with people , who frankly have no respect for nature and the outdoors.
But during the week, it’s usually pretty quiet.
Major trailhead close by
most sites under trees
take care with your food.. I had three little bears cruise by me at dusk last November