San Bernardino National Forest

Learn about camping and boondocking in San Bernardino National Forest in California

Thomas Mountain Yellow Post Sites

Thomas Mountain Yellow Post Sites, Idyllwild, CA How Crowded: These sites are extremely popular. Site #1 is the most popular because it’s suitable for any size RV and is close to the highway. The other 10 sites are still popular, though they are all located up along the mountain ridge. How Noisy or Peaceful: All 11 sites are very peaceful and mostly quiet. Site #1 will have more road noise due to being close to the highway, though it’s still quite peaceful. Cellular Phone Signal: Site #1 gets good cellular signal for Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The remaining sites get fair to average ... Read more

Thomas Mountain Yellow Post Site #1

Thomas Mountain Yellow Post Site #1 Yellow Post Campsites offer boondockers offer up to 14-days of continuous free camping with the closest proximity to the greater Southern California metropolitan area. This particular site is one of the easier Yellow Post sites to get into with a medium to large RV or trailer. Most Yellow Post sites tend to require 4WD, high clearance vehicles, but this site requires only a 1,000 feet of dirt road, though bumpy and rutted. Still, many RVs have been able to get into this with little effort. Probably the biggest challenge with this particular campsite is that it’s very ... Read more

Stone Creek Yellow Post Sites

Stone Creek Yellow Post Sites, Idyllwild, CA 4WD is definitely required to get to these two sites. The road up is steep, there is soft sand in places, rutted, and in some places trees and shrub have grown across the road and will brush against your vehicle. In some places, the road is very narrow with only enough room for one vehicle at a time. Site #1 – Suitable for only cars, vans, and pickup trucks. Site #2 – Suitable for only cars, vans, and pickup trucks. How Crowded: These sites tend to remain open much more than other Yellow Post sites due ... Read more

South Ridge Yellow Post Sites

South Ridge Yellow Post Sites, Idyllwild, CA These three Yellow Post sites are suitable only for cars, vans, pickup trucks, not motorhomes. 4WD is advised because of steep inclines and soft dirt in places. You can tow a trailer up here, but only small trailers (no larger than 20ft), as long as you have 4WD. Site #1 – Small site. The easiest site to get into because it’s the closest to the Tahquitz Rd, however, the forest road up the ridge is still steep, still dirt, and still bumpy. Site #2 – Another small site further up the road. Site #3 – A ... Read more

Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites

Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites, San Bernardino NF These fifteen (15) yellow post sites are all located along Santa Rosa Truck Trail, close to Santa Rosa Peak. The truck trail requires a 4WD vehicle. Small trailers are okay, but any trailer longer than 20 feet is just not going to make it due to hairpin turns and steep inclines. All sites are small, suited only for cars, vans, and pickup trucks. Water is available only at Santa Rosa Spring Yellow Post Site 3 & 4, the only restroom is located near Yellow Post Sites 10 – 14. Trash containers are not ... Read more

Keller Peak Yellow Post Sites

Keller Peak Yellow Post Sites, San Bernardino NF Note: These sites are normally closed due to heavy snow from late Fall to late Spring. All sites are small in size, better suited for cars, vans, and pickup trucks. Small trailers under 20ft in length are probably okay. Keller Peak Rd is paved all the way through. How Crowded: These sites are almost always occupied during the warmer months, and often by homeless people. How Noisy or Peaceful: Sites #7, 8, and 9 offer the most peace and quiet due to being solitary. The other sites are paired together and can be more ... Read more

Goff Flat Yellow Post Site

Goff Flat Yellow Post Site, Idyllwild, CA Campsite is suitable for any sized RV. How Crowded: This site is lesser known, but still seems to be occupied more often than not. This is a great alternative to Thomas Mountain Yellow Post Site #1 How Noisy or Peaceful: Very peaceful here, and quite secluded. Not many people travel along Goff Flat Road. Cellular Phone Signal: Verizon and T-Mobile tends to come in okay, with AT&T struggling behind. Road Conditions: Goff Flat Road (Forest Road 6S53) is well-graded and suitable for any vehicle. Amenities Within Campground: Just picnic tables and fire rings. Cost of Camping: It’s free to camp ... Read more

East Flats Road

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 ... Read more

Coon Creek Yellow Post Sites

Coon Creek Yellow Post Sites, San Bernardino NF Note: Sites 1-10 and 15-19 have been mapped above. We have not found sites 11-14. Sites 1-10 are easy to access by any vehicle, 2WD is fine, along trailers and motorhomes. These sites are large and can fit any sized RV. Sites 15-19 will require 4WD and high clearance due to steep inclines and rough road. Sites tend to be smaller here. How Crowded: Sites 1-10 tend to be very popular due to easier road access and larger sites. Site 15-19 offer more availability due to 4WD requirement. How Noisy or Peaceful: Sites 1-10 ... Read more

Coldwater Canyon Yellow Post Sites

Coldwater Canyon Yellow Post Sites, San Bernardino NF Note: All three sites require 4WD to access. Site #17 is large enough for several vehicles, but motorhomes and long trailers are not advised due to severe road conditions. How Crowded: These sites are very popular during the warmer months. On weekends, these sites are nearly impossible to find unoccupied. How Noisy or Peaceful: Site #17 offers to most peace because it’s isolated from the other two, and is set back about 100 feet from the road. The other two sites can get noisy due to being popular with party-goers. Cellular Phone Signal: Verizon comes ... Read more