These 6 remote camping sites offer isolated scenic locations ideal for tent and car camping or a relaxing picnic far from the crowds. Other than a pit for campfires, these sites do NOT contain the amenities found at developed campgrounds. There is no water, no picnic tables, no restrooms nearby, and no trash containers. Please pack it in - pack it out! All sites are first-come, first-served.
Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, charcoal BBQ's, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year.
These Yellow Post Sites are reached via Forest Road 6S13 (dirt). Please call or stop by the Idyllwild Ranger Station for road conditions, current fire restriction, and other information (909) 382-2922 (closed Wed/Thurs).
Awesome spot! Just got back this past weekend and the service road to get up was absolutely covered in mud and snow. Would 100% recommend it, but if it’s been snowing or raining, you’ll need high clearance and 4x4.And, be mindful that the drive is about 30-45 minutes up the mountain.
Also, to note, there are pit toilets and individual picnic tables/fire pits. And if you’re looking for things to do while up there, the Romona trail starts/ends directly behind the washhouse.
This campsite is about 45 minutes down a 4 wheel drive only dirt path. Pot toilets and trash cans available at the site. Nothing else much around to do other than hang out at the campground or hike. High elevation means cold at night and I read other reviews that talked about there being bugs but when I went in February there were no bugs.￼
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.