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BOULDER BASIN, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BOULDER BASIN
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Boulder Basin Campground offers solitude and primitive camping in a scenic mountain landscape. The area provides ample recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and more.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a mixed conifer forest, which provides ample shade throughout the day. It is situated at an elevation of about 7,300 feet. Roads to and within the campground are not paved.

Recreation:

The campground provides access to a number of trailheads, including the Black Mountain Trail, a 3.6-mile, moderately strenuous hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trail that travels through the forested slopes of Black Mountain.

The trail provides excellent views of the Banning Pass and Mt. San Gorgonio. The trail provides access to the famed Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which begins at the Mexico border in Southern California and leads to Washington border of Canada.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple single-family campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

This group site is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Bernardino, California, and 14 miles north of Idyllwild, where fuel and a variety of small town shops and restaurants are available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Backpacking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Water is not provided at this campground
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Fees will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest
  • Call the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2922 to check current fire and weather closures
  • 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):
33.82639, -116.75389
33°49'35"N, 116°45'14"W

From Idyllwild, travel north for about 8 miles on State Route 243. Turn right onto Black Mountain Road/Forest Route 4S01 and continue about 5 miles to the campground. Black Mountain Road is an unpaved forest road, not recommended for low clearance vehicles or trailers.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOULDER BASIN
PO Box 518
Idyllwild  CA  92549

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)382-2922
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