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Fern Basin Campground San Bernardino National Forest California

Fern Basin Overview

Fern Basin Sign

Fern Basin campground has 21 single-family campsites and is located near the town of Idyllwild in the San Bernardino National Forest. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and small RVs. The campground has drinking water and vault toilets. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate. Mature cedar and pine trees also provide ample shade and privacy between campsites. There is no firewood available, but you can purchase in Idyllwild.

Other campgrounds in the area include Stone Creek (50 campsites), Dark Canyon (17 campsites), Idyllwild (34 campsites) and Marion Mountain (24 campsites).

Fern Basin – Area Recreation

There are many trails in the area and hikers can access San Jacinto Mountain (the 2nd highest point in Southern California). The granite peaks, sub-alpine forests and mountain meadows offer visitors a primitive high-country experience. Other outdoor activities include biking, picnicking and fishing. Wildlife viewing is also nice here.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • 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
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Best Campsites

14, 15 and 20

Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Late May – Early September



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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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