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Marion Mountain Campground (California)

Marion Mountain Overview

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Marion Mountain campground has 24 campsites sites and is located in a forested area at near the town of Idyllwild in the San Bernardino National Forest. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and small RVs. Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate. Mature cedar and pine trees provide ample shade and privacy between campsites. Amenities includevault toilets and drinking water. You can also purchase firewood, ice and supplies in Idyllwild.

There are also a number of hiking trails close to the campground. These include the 11.8 mile Marion Mountain Trail which is also the shortest route to the peak of Mount San Jacinto.

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

Marion Mountain – 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.

Make a Reservation for Marion Mountain

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
25904 HIghway243
Idyllwild, California 92549
951 659-2607
Lat / Long:

33.79167, -116.73194

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Best Campsites

6, 7, 8

Regions
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

From: Late May To: Early September

Elevation:

6,400

# of Campsites:

24

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Marion Mountain Sign
San Jacinto State Park Mountains View

Marion Mountain Comments & Reviews

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9 Comments on “Marion Mountain”

  1. Vee says:

    Why can’t I make a reservation at Marion Mountain campground using either your link above or reservecalifornia site?

    • Hi Vee,
      That may depend on when you’re trying to make a reservation. You can make reservations at Marion Mountain (through ReserveCalifornia) 6 months prior to the day of arrival. For example, if your arrival date was July 1, then the first time you can make a reservation is on January 1 (8am PST).

  2. Kris says:

    Are portable BBQs allowed?

  3. Kerri says:

    Is there a place near by to take a shower or can we use a solar shower in a shower tent?

  4. Neil Meyer says:

    Is the campground open? How about the trail to the peak?
    Thanks

    • Hi Neil,
      Due to the 2019 severe winter weather events the campground may or may not open as scheduled. Please contact the San Jacinto Ranger District at (909) 382-2921 for any updated information on campground status before booking reservations.

      As for the trail – that is open, but does still have some snow patches up toward the top.

  5. Christopher Gripp says:

    I keep seeing comments on the web that potable water isn’t on during the weekdays. Is this true?

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