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SAN GORGONIO, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SAN GORGONIO
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

The San Gorgonio Campground provides access to a variety of recreational opportunities, as well as a beautiful location in which to enjoy nature. Its proximity to scenic trails and nearby mountain lakes and streams make the campground a great place to bring the family to relax and get away from it all.

Natural Features:

The campground is located about 36 miles northeast of San Bernardino, at an elevation of 6,600 feet. It is situated in a mixed forest of oak and mature pine trees.

The campground is composed of two loops, one loop has sites that are closer together, providing less privacy than the other. Both loops are relatively shaded by Black oak, Jeffrey and Ponderosa pine.

Recreation:

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

The Rio Monte Trail is also accessed from the campground, taking hikers to the Rio Monte Panorama, which overlooks the deep gorge of the Santa Ana River Valley.

Visitors to the area also enjoy fishing in nearby mountain streams, as well as bird and wildlife viewing, as a variety of species make their home in the forest. A nearby amphitheater also provides weekend evening educational programs for the public during summer months.

Facilities:

The campground offers dozens of single, double and accessible sites, available for tent and RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Utility hookups are not available, however, the parking spurs are paved and provide a level surface. A dump station with potable water is available at a nearby campground.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A campground host is available on-site and firewood is available for purchase at the facility.

Nearby Attractions:

The Big Bear Lake and its adjoining town are located approximately 25 miles from the campground, offering a variety of water-related recreation opportunities, as well as golf, shopping and restaurant options.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Showers
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Amphitheater
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • 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.
  • Bears frequent the area; carefully follow garbage disposal and food storage regulations
  • 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):
34.17444, -116.86639
34°10'28"N, 116°51'59"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 20 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SAN GORGONIO
42700 HWY 38
ANGELUS OAKS CA 92305

Phone Number:

Information: (909)866-8550
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