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Summary

Fern Basin Campground is a picturesque escape in the mountains of southern California, providing amazing views and access to the Marion Mountain Trail. It offers about two dozen campsites for tent and small RV / van camping, as well as tables, campfire rings with grills, and vault toilets. It is located 50 miles southeast of San Bernardino, and 7 miles from the town of Idyllwild, known for its shops and restaurants.

Overview

The picturesque Fern Basin Campground is a perfect escape from a busy lifestyle. It provides peace and quiet in the mountains of southern California as well as access to countless recreational opportunities.

Recreation

Visitors to the area enjoy hiking on the Marion Mountain Trail, which leads to San Jacinto Peak. Views from the peak extend to the ocean and across the Palm Desert, as well as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains on a clear day. The 11.8-mile Marion Mountain Trail is the shortest route up the mountain, but is also quite strenuous in areas.

Facilities

Due to an unanticipated water leak within the water distribution system, potable water is not currently available at the campground. Please bring ample water for drinking, cooking etc. Fern Basin campground offers about two dozen campsites for both tent and small RV / van camping. All campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets are available within the campground.

Natural Features

The campground is located in a grove of mixed oaks and shrubs. A surrounding mixed conifer forest provides spotty shade for the campground. It is situated at an elevation of about 6,300 feet, in the mountains overlooking California's desert.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Bernardino, California, and about seven miles north of the small town of Idyllwild, which is known for its shops and restaurants.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Marion Mountain
San Bernardino National Forest
0.4mi 80%
Stone Creek
Mt. San Jacinto State Park
0.6mi 83%
Dark Canyon
San Bernardino National Forest
1.1mi 92%
Boulder Basin
San Bernardino National Forest
2.8mi 78%
Idyllwild
Mt. San Jacinto State Park
3.0mi 82%
Black Mountain (San Bernardino)
San Bernardino National Forest
3.1mi 85%
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