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COON CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: COON CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Coon Creek Group Campground is located in the pine-covered mountains of Southern California. The unique campground is home to three historic cabins and a stunning view into the Coachella Valley on clear days.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at an 8,000-foot elevation, overlooking the San Bernardino mountains. Mature pine trees dot the area, but provide little shade over the rocky terrain.

Recreation:

The campground is adjacent to a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, a famous hike that spans more than 2,600 miles from Canada to Mexico. The trail is available for hiking and horseback riding only and offers multiple entry and exit points along its lengthy route, making it ideal for short nature walks or day hikes.

In addition to touring the campground's three historic cabins, the campground also offers access to mountain stream fishing and bird and wildlife viewing. The San Gorgonio Wilderness is vast and offers a variety of trailheads and points of exploration.

Facilities:

The somewhat rustic group campground offers one large-group campsite, available for tent or RV camping. It can accommodate up to 25 people and 10 vehicles. Utility hookups are not available and parking spurs are gravel. Drinking water is also not available at the campground.

The site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets are provided. Parking is available within the campground and on the adjacent roadway. Camping is prohibited within the log cabins and campfires must be kept outside of the buildings.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is less than 20 miles away from Big Bear Lake, which offers a variety of water-related recreation opportunities. The adjoining town provides golf, shopping and restaurant options.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available at the campground
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee 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.
  • 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 Big Bear Discovery Center, at (909) 866-3437.

This facility is operated by Mountaintop Recreation, a division of California Land Management. Your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website.
  • 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):
34.14889, -116.70944
34°8'56"N, 116°42'34"W

From San Bernardino, take I-10 to the Alabama exit in Redlands, California. Turn onto Lugonio Avenue (Highway 38). Head northeast on Highway 38 for approximately 31 miles to Forest Route IN02. Continue for approximately 6 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COON CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND
HWY 38 FOREST RD. 1N02
ANGELUS OAKS  CA  92305

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)866-8550
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