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Dogwood Campground (California)

Dogwood Overview

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Dogwood Campground has 94 campsites in a heavily wooded area not far from Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. The campground gets its name from the beautiful Dogwood trees, whose spring blossoms and fall foliage present spectacular displays. This is a beautifully maintained, large and spread out campground.

Campsites are mostly large and can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Pine and Oak Loops are best suited for RVs. There are 19 campsites with electric hookups and approximately 40 campsites best suited for trailers and RVs. The other 54 campsites are best for tent camping.

Campsites with electric hookups at Dogwood campground are: 16-19, 21-24, 26-29, 31, 85-87, 89, and 91-93.

Each campsite also has a paved parking pad, table, fir ring and grate. The parking pads average about 10×40 feet. ¬†Most sites will not accommodate slide-outs. There are a few double sites and group camping is also available.¬†Dogwood campground also has an amphitheater, drinking water, flush toilets, showers and an RV dump staton. Firewood is available for a fee from the campground host.

Dogwood – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Boating and fishing are also available within 10 miles from the campground.

Other campgrounds in the area include North Shore and Green Valley.

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Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Wood
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
26898 Rim of the World Highway
Rimforest, California 92378
909-336-6717
Lat / Long:

34.23528, -117.20917

Make a Reservation Campground Map
Best Campsites

12, 22, 26, 40, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 68, 76, 77, 85, 90, 90

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

From: Late April To: Late October

Elevation:

5,600

# of Campsites:

93

# of RV Campsites:

19

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Dogwood Amphitheater
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Dogwood Comments & Reviews

Visted Dogwood Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Dogwood?

19 Comments on “Dogwood”

  1. Brian Wales says:

    We stayed at dogwood 8/16/13 for 2 nights we stayed at sites 43 and 44. Overall a good expieriance. I would recommend 43over 44 but both are a great back up choice Iif your favorite site is taken. Pros: somewhat secluded sites (44 is comepletly secluded). Free hot showers a good overall expieriance. Cons: there was a wasp problem. Bathrooms and showers were a bit of a walk from our site. Site 44 has a short uphill trail to up to the site, its hard to see the trail on the picture here. A bit of work lugging your csmping gear up into the site but if seclusion is what you want. 44 is the site you want.

  2. K Lee Nowak says:

    We just got back from Dogwood today. It is in the mountains, so bring chapstick and moisturizer. There is a real yellow jacket problem, but if you plan ahead it’s ok. You’ll either have to eat meals inside (we ate in our RV) or you should plan to bring a netted shade structure. There are traps hanging in every campsite, but the little buggers don’t seem to care. They don’t bother you if there is no food out, so keep that in mind. The park itself was really nice. We were at site #68. There are no pictures of it anywhere online, so I took some. It’s a really nice site with no next-door neighbors. This site has the two little trails pass right by it. Our dogs were tethered but they were occasionally surprised by random folks walking on the trials. The bathrooms are clean, there is plenty of water available. Firewood is for sale, currently $7 a bundle. The town of Blue Jay is a few miles away in case you forget something, We will be going back again!

  3. Cesar J says:

    I’m trying to understand why these are all pictures of the roads and not the sites. How is that helpful?

    • Hi Cesar,
      We try to get a wide-angle photo that captures the parking spur and (when available) the table/fire ring area. Sometimes we can get either one or the other, but most time we get both. We’ve found that campers do like to see how big the parking spur is so they can get an idea if their rig fits.

    • Stephen says:

      I agree. In many cases the photos are just not helpful. Perhaps take more than one photo per site? Really how long could that take?

      • Camp Ranger says:

        Hi Stephen,
        I agree with both of you that the Dogwood campsite photos are not the best. We will try and schedule a photographer to reshoot the campground.

  4. Tee says:

    Hi Again: does anyone have any thoughts about “approved food containers” – the site does not list them and I would hate to drive up there and find out that what have is not approved?!

  5. CRO says:

    I am looking for two campsites immediately next to each other for three families with young children. Any suggestions? I previously stayed on site #16 which I loved but it was not next to any other sites (which worked out great that time, but this time we have one more family going).

    • Hi CRO,

      Click on the ‘Campground Map’ on the Dogwood Campground page (this page). You’ll see that there are a number of sites that are closer together. Probably campsites 34-50 are the closest to one another. Sites 3-10 and 71-74 also look to have less space in between sites.

  6. steven says:

    I have a 28′ Toy Hauler and looking to camp at dogwood. Will there be any issues towing it in with width of 108″ and height of 12′ ? Enough room to get to and maneuver into spot #68 Singh?

    • Hi Steven,
      We don’t have a photo of site 68 at Dogwood, but will be reshooting the entire campground when the snow clears. On Rec.gov, site 68 lists the driveway as 35 feet long, with a 30 foot trailer or RV allowed. You’re height clearance will be fine, and so should width.

  7. Katie says:

    We have stayed in site 68 before in a tent which we liked as it was a little more secluded from neighboring sites. You do get hikers nearby, but not through the site and the trail is a little downhill. We are looking to stay this time in a trailer and want a spot with hook ups that isn’t right next to other spots. I see spot 22 is listed as one of the best spots. Can you hear the school from this camp spot?

    • Hi Katie,

      That’s a good question about campsite #22 at Dogwood campground. I recently took new photos of the campground and on that day there were activities in the school’s sports fields that I could hear. So yes, you can hear students from the school in campsite 22. If students are on the field, you can hear them from sites 20 to about site 45.

  8. Sara says:

    How would I go about reserving the amphitheater? What is the rate?

    • Hi Sara,

      Not sure if they rent the amphitheater. Your best bet to check (and on rate) is to call the campground at: either 909-336-6717 or another number to try: 909 382-2790

  9. Matt says:

    I have a reservation to camp at site #18 in 2 weeks, looks great so far although when reserving the site it said the site is location on a “severe grade”. Is the site on a hill, or what does this actually indicate? Also, I don’t see hookups, is this just an odd photo? Thanks!

    • Hi Matt,
      Recreation.gov lists the following campsites as having electric hookups: 16-19, 21-24, 26-29, 31, 85-87, 89, and 91-93. So campsite #18 should have electric hookups. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the picture showing both the table/fire ring area and the parking pad. As a result, we’re not sure how severe the grade is of the parking spur.

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