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BARTON FLATS, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BARTON FLATS
Status: Open through Sat Nov 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Barton Flats Campground provides a taste of just about everything the San Bernardino National Forest has to offer. In addition to a nearby lake and river access, a variety hiking, biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed from the campground. Its location also provides a great place for visitors to relax, take in the fresh, mountain air, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Natural Features:

Located 36 miles northeast of San Bernardino, this campground is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, just off the Rim of the World Scenic Byway. The level campsites are tucked among a variety of pine and oak trees, at an elevation of 6,360 feet.

Recreation:

The campground provides access to the famed Santa Ana River Trail, which will someday run from the mountains to the seaside, providing spectacular views along the way. It is currently popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

The 2.5-mile Rio Monte Trail is also accessed from the campground and ends at the Rio Monte Panorama, which overlooks the deep gorge of the Santa Ana River Valley.

The Jenks Lake Trail begins at the Barton Flats Visitor Center on the Rio Monte Trail. It then follows Barton Road to an old logging road to Jenks Lake.

At nearby Jenks Lake visitors can enjoy fishing and non-motorized boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout and there are also some largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish available. Fishing is also available in the nearby Santa Ana River.

Facilities:

The campground offers dozens of single and double campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Some accessible sites are available as well. There are no hookups at the campground, however, the parking aprons are paved and a dump station is available.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. Firewood is sold at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The Grayback Amphitheater on State Route 38 provides evening educational programs throughout the summer months.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Canoeing
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Tubing
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; carefully follow all food and garbage disposal regulations
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Fee for use of dump station will be collected at the time of use.
  • This facility is operated by Mountaintop Recreation, a division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website: CLM website.
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest


  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather-related closures contact the forest supervisor's office, at (909) 382-2600.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.17222, -116.87444
34°10'20"N, 116°52'28"W

Take I-10 East to Redlands. Take the University Street exit, EXIT 80. Turn left (northbound) on University Street. Turn right onto E. Lugonia Avenue/SR-38. Continue on State Highway 38 for approximately 18 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BARTON FLATS
SAN BERNARDINO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (909)866-8550
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