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Fern Basin Campground (California)

Fern Basin Overview

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Fern Basin campground has 21 campsites and is one of five campgrounds in Mount San Jacinto State Park. The sits can accommodate tents, trailers and small RVs. Fern Basin is at 6,300 feet in elevations and the campground has drinking water and vault toilets. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate. Mature cedar and pine trees provide ample shade and privacy between campsites. There is no firewood available, but you can purchase in Idyllwild.

Mount San Jacinto State Park has four other campgrounds – Stone Creek (50 campsites), Dark Canyon (17 campsites), Idyllwild (34 campsites) and Marion Mountain (24 campsites).

Mount San Jacinto State Park

Mt. San Jacinto State Park is located in the San Jacinto Mountains and features the 2nd highest point in Southern California. The park’s granite peaks, sub-alpine forests and mountain meadows offer visitors a primitive high-country experience with many hiking trails and spectacular views.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, one of the largest and longest single-lift tramways in the world, carries passengers 2.5 miles from the Valley Station in Chino Canyon to Mountain Station, on the edge of the Mount San Jacinto State Wilderness. After a lift of nearly 6,000 feet, visitors can explore the alpine forest and hike trails of varying difficulty.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
25905 Highway 243
Idyllwild, California 92549
951 659-2607
Lat / Long:

33.78861, -116.73778

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Best Campsites

14, 15 and 20

Regions
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

From: Late May To: Early September

Elevation:

6,300

# of Campsites:

21

Fern Basin Photos

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Fern Basin Restroom
Fern Basin Sign
From Mt San Jacinto Peak
Hiking Mt San Jacinto State Park

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