East Flats Road

San Bernardino National Forest

Free Camping Near Barton Flats, CA

East Flats Road (Forest Road 1N84) is a designated dispersed camping area located off of Jenks Lake Road E, just a few miles east of Barton Flats Campground. It’s often referred to as “Jenks Lake Road E” in other camping publications, but it’s technically limited to East Flats Road. It’s an area designated by the Mountaintop Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest as a dispersed camping area. Most of the sites are located off of East Flats Road, however there are some spur roads with more sites. There are no reservations, first come, first serve. There are no designated campsites, however you’re advised to camp in previously-camped areas.

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San Bernardino National Forest, Mountaintop Ranger District

Mountaintop Ranger District Office:
Tel: (909) 382-2790


GPS: 34.16507, -116.84890
Reservations: first-come, first-served
Camping Fee: none
Maximum Stay: 14 days in any 30-day period
Amenities: none


San Bernardino NF Visitor Guide, published by USFS, 2018
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East Flats Road, San Bernardino NF

How Crowded: This area gets heavily used during the warmer months, though there are plenty of campsites that it’s unlikely you’ll get denied.

How Noisy or Peaceful: Weekends can get noisy from numerous campers throwing parties through the night. During the week, it’s far more peaceful.

Cellular Phone Signal: Weak signal from all three carriers.

Road Conditions: Hard packed dirt & gravel all the way in, 2WD vehicles are fine. Site are large enough for any sized RV.

Amenities Within Campground: None.

Cost of Camping: It’s free to camp at these sites, first come, first serve.

Campfires: Campfires are allowed during certain times when fire restrictions have been lifted. Otherwise, the entire State of California requires a campfire permit, which are free, and can be obtained online from CalFire Campfire Website.

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