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Dogwood Campground (California)

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Dogwood, California
909 336-6717
34.23528, -117.20917
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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.

The campground is set up in five loops and the large campsites are good for 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.  All parking pads are paved and average about 10×40 feet. Most sites will not accommodate slide-outs. Group camping is also available. Each campsite at Dogwood Campground has a table, fire ring and grate. The campground has an amphitheater, drinking water, flush toilets, showers and an RV dump staton. Firewood is available for a fee.

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

Silverwood Lake Recreation Area also has a nice campground. It is located off highway 138, about 13 miles from Dogwood.

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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?

8 Replies to “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?

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      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.

    2. 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?

      1. 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?!

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Tee,

      I’d start with REI, Cabela’s or Amazon. All have ‘approved camping food storage containers’.

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Directions:

From Running Springs, CA, take State Rt. 18 west 6.5 miles to Blue Jay sign (0.3 miles past Rim of the World High School). Turn right at Blue Jay sign and make another immediate right at campground sign. Go 0.3 miles to campground entrance.

Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • 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
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Mountains
  • Southern California
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

From: May 1 To: October 31

Elevation:

5,600

# of Campsites:

93

# of RV Campsites:

19