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Marion Mountain Campground (California)

Marion Mountain Overview

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Marion Mountain campground is one of five campgrounds in Mt. San Jacinto State Park. It has 24 campsites sites and is located in a forested area at 6,400 feet. Each site has a table, fire ring and grate. Mature cedar and pine trees provide ample shade and privacy between campsites. The campground also has vault toilets and drinking water. You can purchase firewood, ice and supplies from the nearby town of 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.

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

Mount San Jacinto State Park

Mount San Jacinto State Park is located in the San Jacinto Mountains and can be reached via Highway 243 from Idyllwild (CA) or by tram from Palm Springs. Elevation in the 14,000-acre park ranges from 6,000 to the 11,000 feet peak of Mt. San Jacinto, 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 is also the longest single-lift tramways in the world. It carries passengers 2.5 miles from the Valley Station in Chino Canyon to Mountain Station. 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
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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San Jacinto State Park Mountains View

Marion Mountain Comments & Reviews

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4 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?

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      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?

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Kris,
      Yes, portable/self-contained BBQs are allowed at Marion Mountain. However, in extremes fire-danger conditions the ranger may not allow.

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