Fern Basin

Fern Basin

The Fern Basin location is in Idyllwild, California
92549. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Fern Basin facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

P.O. Box 518


Phone number


Campground information Idyllwild, California


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.


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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions About P.O. Box 518 Idyllwild, CA

How do I make a reservation with Fern Basin?

To make reservations at Fern Basin, you can call the office at 909-382-2922.

Where is Fern Basin located?

The Fern Basin is located at P.O. Box 518 in Idyllwild,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Fern Basin have tent or RV camping?

Fern Basin offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 909-382-2922 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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