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part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015   Season Dates


The Marion Mountain Campground offers a beautiful retreat in the San Bernardino National Forest. It provides access to a number of hiking trails that lead to some of the most spectacular views of Southern California.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a forested area at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Mature cedar and pine trees provide ample shade and privacy between campsites.


Visitors enjoy sport climbing on rocks within the campground. Hiking on the nearby Marion Mountain Trail, which leads to San Jacinto Peak, is also available. Views from the peak extend to the ocean and across the Palm Desert, as well as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains on a clear day.

The 11.8-mile Marion Mountain Trail is the shortest route up the mountain, but also quite strenuous in areas. Shorter hikes can be enjoyed on other nearby trails.


The campground offers about two dozen campsites for both tent and RV camping. All campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located approximately 50 miles from San Bernardino, California, and seven miles north of Idyllwild, which is popular for its small-town atmosphere and variety of shops and restaurants.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Paved Roads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailheads
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Electric hookups are not 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 conditions or 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):
33.79167, -116.73194
33°47'30"N, 116°43'55"W

From Interstate 10 in Banning, take Highway 243 south for about 20 miles to Alandale. Travel east on Stone Creek Campground Road for about 2 miles to Marion Mountain Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Po Box 518
Idyllwild  CA  92549

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)382-2922
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