Developed Campgrounds near the
San Gorgonio Wilderness


Developed Campgrounds

RVDeveloped camping is camping at 'family' campgrounds and group campgrounds that have services and facilities. There are no developed campgrounds inside the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

Family campgrounds are generally equipped with vault or flush toilets, fire rings, and/or stoves, tables, and parking spaces. Water is available as noted in the table below. The National Recreation Reservation Service (877-444-6777 toll-free) handles reservations for most family campgrounds. There is a fee for this service. More than half of the sites in each campground are available for reservation. The remainder are on a first come-first served basis.

Staying at a developed campground prior to entering the Wilderness has the advantage of allowing the visitor to become acclimatized to the elevation and allowing the visitor quick and easy access to a Wilderness trailhead without a lengthy drive.

tentWilderness Camping

The number of visitors admitted to the Wilderness is limited. On some summer weekends, popular Wilderness camps fill to capacity well in advance. Wilderness campsites are accessible by foot and horseback only, and require a wilderness permit which can be reserved up to three months in advance from the Mill Creek Ranger Station. Permits are issued by mail or in person only. Please see Trails of the Wilderness for additional Wilderness trails and camp information.

Developed Campgrounds Near the Wilderness

camp name



# of sites



Barton Flats

w, p, h, s, rv




$15, 20

San Gorgonio

w, p, h, s




$15, 20

Heart Bar

w, p, h





South Fork

w, f





The following campgrounds are not located on the San Bernardino National Forest and are not managed or administered by the USFS or SGWA. Please contact the listed phone numbers for more information.

Yucaipa Regional Park w,p,s,rv,f call for
more info
(909) 790-3127    

Bogart Park (Cherry Valley)

(909) 845-3818 call for details      

amenities key: w=drinkable water on site, p=telephone nearby, h=handicapped sites, s=showers on site, rv=rv dump available, f=fishing nearby

The above campgrounds are open mid-May through late September. Call (909) 382-2882 for exact open and closure dates as they may vary year-to-year dependent upon weather and snowfall.

With the exception of Yucaipa Regional Park and Bogart Park, all of the above campgrounds are located off of Highway 38 (east of Angelus Oaks and within five miles of each other) and provide quick access to the Rio Monte Nature Trail, the Santa Ana River Trail, and the Forsee Creek, South Fork, and Fish Creek Trails in the San Gorgonio Wilderness (permit required). For additional information, contact the Mill Creek Ranger Station or call The National Recreation Reservation Service (877-444-6777 toll-free). For a Southern California driving map, click here.