Vault toilets - RV's to 20'. Hike in during the winter. Adventure Pass required for vehicles. Forest Service map essential. This is extremely convenient to a network of 4WD and OHV trails, reached by Forest Service Road 2N11. Please call the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument office at (626) 335-1251 or Big Pines Information Station at (760) 249-3504 for information.
I have been to this campground twice now. I would love to go back again one day. There is a nice size creek that runs adjacent to the campsites, which appears to run only during snow melt. It was dry one of the times we camped there, the other time it was flowing very good. I would estimate that it was probably around 40-50 feet wide when we went there. You do have to drive through the creek to get to the campground, so a small car probably would not be advisable when it is really flowing. I drove my small Toyota pickup through it with no problem.
A forest adventure pass was required.
Campsites were very clean. Has pit toilets, which were also very clean. No electricity or water at the camp site. No dump station. Has fire rings.
We tent camped both times.
A mother bear and her two cubs did visit us on one of the visits. We did find what looked like mountain lion footprints. There is wild life. No bear containers at the time.
This campground is nestled in a valley/canyon and is next to Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp #41.
There really are no views other than the surrounding trees and landscape, but was still very beautiful.
It is a very quiet place to stay. Depending on the traffic from the nearby Highway 2, you might hear some of that traffic, but it is not bad at all.
At the time of visiting, we did not have cell phone service in that canyon.