San Bernardino National Forest, CALIFORNIA
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Was well kept and friendly did need some upgrades

The campsites need some upgrades as well as the facilities but overall the area was clean and the staff friendly. It was a very good experience for myself and my family

OK but there are better campgrounds

This is quite the drive down a bumpy road on the far side of Big Bear Lake but worth it if you want to get away from people. We came for a long weekend(Sat, Sun, Mon) and come Sun afternoon it cleared out completely with the exception of a group of older men who got drunk and spent the day trying to get a drone out of a tall tree(unsuccessfully). There's some hiking around but even my apps had a hard time finding a true trail. In the end we just wandered. We went into"town" and went to the local thrift store and each picked up a book to bring back to the site and read since there was little else to do but lay in the hammock and relax. Nice and quite(with the exception of the drunk men)

A great campground in the mountains!

I love this campground because it is so close to San G mountain trail!  We stayed here before and after hiking that enormous mountain and love the area.  There is a great trail off the backside of the campground as well.  It can be a bit loud and the trees are tall and skinny so there's not a ton of privacy, but it's woodsy and beautiful.  Site 14 has a HUGE Christmas tree and I think it's a group site.

Nature's best primitive camping

These sites are beautiful - especial #9!  It pokes out over the mountains and has the most unbelievable view!  The hiking is great around here and there are lots of trails to explore.  Hike up to the watch tower and check out all the hummingbirds!

This is yellow post camping so it's hit or miss if you can get one.  Do your homework and learn what you need to know ahead of time - esp regarding fires.

Desolate, Beautiful rock formations, great hiking

This campsite is on BLM land, you can stay up to 14 days. There a wide variety of campsites from single to group sites. Restrooms available. Some sites have shaded structures, picnic tables and fire rings. Popular spot for rock climbers, giant rock formations jet out from the ground. Great hiking and awesome spot in spring for some beautiful wild flowers. Would definitely go back in spring or fall months when not too hot.

Loved it. Large spots.

We stayed there this last weekend. The camp host was very accommodating when we wanted to stay another night and all that was left were walk up sites already taken. She looked around for an hour to find out if anyone was leaving unexpectedly. We were there in August and the weather was perfect. Warm during the day and just chilly at night.

Crowded small to group sites

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.

Shaded beneath the pines with a gorgeous view

Recommend four wheel drive to get to Tool Box Springs, the fire road is long but once you’re there it’s worth it. There is a restroom with trash cans outside, you can use these trash bins for carrying out trash if camping further down the road. Spring time and fall are the best here, less flies and insects. In the summer flies swarm, tons of beetles at night, think our dog brought home fleas from our site. Fire rings at some sites, as well as benches. This is a prescribed burn area, in early spring into summer months you will see a lot of charred areas and fallen trees.

Cool Spot!

Came here for a weekend, good spot for tent camping, I went on an off trail hike, cool, fun area. Some views. Drove over to the lake but couldn’t find parking. Very quiet and clean as well.

Awesome and Friendly Environment !

Been going here all my life, most recently for my sisters 36th birthday. Would recommend it to anyone. Went canoeing for the first time will definitely go again next trip. The staff is all very friendly!

There's no place like this place anywhere near this place so this must be the place

Beautiful view beautiful country nice clean drinking water

Quiet park, not for “camping”

This is an ideal park for seniors to live, or others passing through. Nothing to do in the area. Park is clean and quite. Had laundry but nothing to do.

Grassy clean camp sites

Excellent campground. Well maintained. Large concrete pads that can handle any rig. So much to do all around a park. Does get very cold, was in the teens overnight when I was there in Feb. Fires allowed which is nice.

Not so great

Shade is sparse, fellow campers aren’t the most considerate. I have been here 3 times and it always ends up being loud. Fellow campers play music loud and it’s more of a low class party area then camping. I won’t be back.

Large clean sites with grass

Great park. It may not seem nice when you are passing through town to get in, but once you enter the gates it’s beautiful. Large concrete pads, easy backing in and hooking up. Lots of grass, great place to camp in groups.

Camp anywhere down the river

No electricity Bathroom Picnic are Rv ok 5 dollar day pass

Camp anywhere down the river

Picnic are Bathroom bring your paper towel Parking 5 dollar per day First come first serve Small store in the area they sell day pass ticket

Camp anywhere down the river

Parking first come first serve Five dollar a ticket per day 25or 30 per year not sure Small store close by where you can buy your day pass ticket Bathroom bring your own paper towels Picnic are No electricity Rv are welcome


Quiet and secluded area. Lots of room to camp. Bring bug spray for flys but other than that I’ll camp here anytime.

Peace N Quite

Love this place. One of my favorite spots to go to for a quick getaway

1st Timer

My very first time camping we came here and I really enjoyed it. We had a lot of space for three families and even though there wasn’t a lot of bushes or plants to cover us, we still weren’t bothered by our neighbors. We would go again😉

Weekend getaway

Three families went on this trip and we really liked how much greenery surrounded us. I mean you couldn’t see you neighbors which was great. The showers were clean and so were the bathrooms which is always a plus. We are definitely going back soon.

Great time in the off season

Me and the ol lady spent the night there this week in late July. Saw a beautiful thunder storm roll threw a few miles from us. Amazing sunset, we climbed up the rocks to get a good view and it was breathtaking. Not very crowded and close to bakers dam hike. Good hike, cool petroglyphs and a really mellow walk. Saw a bunch of critters and an owl flew right by our campfire.

Basic camping

Overall a great campground. They have several reservable sites and several first come first serve sites. The campground is very well maintained. There are areas with several trees and areas with few trees. Some sites with privacy and others that are right on top of each other. This is typically where we go for our first camping trip of the summer. Depending on the weekend it can fill up so we always make reservations. The lake is a short drive away and there are plenty of off-road trails to explore in the area. The campground also has a trailhead in it that allows you to hike to the lake or up the mountain a few miles.

Great campground

Overall we were very impressed with this campground. It is a very large campground, however there are a couple different loops so it is spread over a large area. Our site was a single so it only fit one car. There is extra parking available for additional cars that we could have used, but if we had a trailer we wouldn’t have fit. So make sure you get a site that fits your needs! There are a lot of great sites surrounded by trees in the middle of the campground where we stayed. The upper sites don’t seem to have as much shade as they are at the top of the hill. The campground has flush toilets, showers and paved roads. So it’s great for first time campers or glampers. The staff was very friendly and the entire area is well Maintained. There are even a couple small hiking trails within the campground for some fun exploration.

Good find

Overall our experience was good. We did our homework on the different sites and were able to get one fairly private. In general the sites do not have much privacy. Some are pretty open with little shade as well. We didn’t have a big problem with noise like some reviews we read complained about. There were some families with kids that were having fun, but that’s to be expected. The camp host/ranger was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely keep this as an option for future local camping trips.

The Mountains!

Pretty nice but quite tight resort with many permanent or semi-permanent residents. The RV Park is co located with a marina on the lake offering boat rentals and cruises on their Pirate Ship. Bathrooms are clean but they do charge for showers at 25cents per three minutes. They collect garbage daily curbside! The cable TV does not work and we were informed (after checking in) that it will not be fixed, and there is no RF tv in the mountain basin. Bring your satellite dish if you have one. It was difficult to use the dump hookups as they’re elevated about a foot off the ground so I had to lift the hose off my support snake many times. The sites are very small and close and I don’t know how some of the larger coaches got into their spaces.

As seen on keeping up with the Kardashians

Where Kim and the girls took their daughters to camp in tents, make a fire went boating

Beautiful campground just outside main park

As one of the few reservable campgrounds in Joshua Tree, Indian Cove is a great option for camping. Unlike some of the more popular campgrounds in Joshua Tree it is located outside the main park so it’s a bit of a drive to the main attractions. But if you want to make sure you have a place to camp it is a beautiful campground with plenty of rocks to climb or camp within. I stayed here for a night, got up early and moved to Jumbo Rocks inside the park.