Apple Canyon Yellow Post Campsites (National Forest) | Established Campground

United States

Details

Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
1313.1 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
divinefollie

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Apple Canyon Yellow Post Campsites (National Forest). Between 5 and 10 spots in a pine forest, some of them with table and grill ring.

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We stayed along the #3 post sites for 3 nights while exploring the area. (#2 needed a bit higher clearance.) Location is peaceful and scenic, though not secluded as you will see other campers and hear activities at one of the near by children's camp. This was the best spot we found in the area that was navigable in our 2WD extended Transit as other forest roads we came across needed higher clearance. Definitely needed bug screens but otherwise a nice escape from the summer heat! No facilities; leave no trace!

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Stayed in this area for two nights and had no issues. From what I could see most spots were flat and spread out from others. Fire pits available as well. Had 2-3 bars of Verizon service. Very close to Lake Hemet which is a nice day activity

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Nice dispersed camping. There are dispersed plots on either side of the dirt road. Dirt road and pulls offs into parking areas are very easy to navigate with any drive terrain or vehicle. Had 2-3 bars of service with AT&T

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This points to the beginning of three yellow post dispersed camping spots. There are other spots that work well for camping and I stayed at one, but a ranger was doing work in the area and came and chatted with us. They said only the three designated spots are for camping and they are trying to stop people from camping in the others. The hope is that it will revegitate. If you see tree limbs in your way, it's a clear statement that the forest service doesn't want you camping there. Please respect those wishes. They were super cool about it and let me stay but said, "Only use the yellow posts sites in the future." Good Verizon and at&t. No T-Mobile.

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2wd friendly. Campsites are in 3 loops, marked with a 1,2, or 3 on brown markers visible as you drive down the paved main road. After the 3 marked areas, I did not see any suitable sites further down the road, however paved main road goes back pretty far. Only 3 government fire rings, which are needed to legally have a fire per sb County NF website. If you don't get a fire ring, there are multiple other places to camp within each loop even if can't have a fire (propane fires allowed with your own setup, just not wood at the time of this posting) . About 15 sites in total. Area had a lot of trash in some sites. Please pick up some trash on your way out if site is dirty.

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Pretty. Lots of trees. Dirt road not too bad. Our 24 foot class C was fine.

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Temporarily closed. Checked on Nov 10.

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We found a spot right off this little left turn off of Apple Creek road. The road was sandy/dusty with deep tire tracks so we didn’t go too far back. Didn’t use a spot with fire rings, didn’t see any formal areas. (There is an actual campsite just a little way before on the main road). Was in view of a couple roads/buildings so not the absolute most secluded. Amazing views of the mountains across the valley floor. Visited by cows at dusk. Few bugs and perfect temps. Would recommend.

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Great place but I only found two spots to camp. If you follow directions to these coordinates it’ll lead you to the first turn off which is very sandy although pretty hard packed. I did OK with 2 Wheel Dr. but you need to watch the road. If you go a little bit further than the GPS coordinates you can make your second right onto the dirt loop the first site that you come to on your right is the nicest one.

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It looks like there are more sites than there really are; officially there are only three yellow post sites. I showed up on a Saturday and they were already taken.

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Nice spots in forest. Easy accessible without 4wd

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Beautiful spot. Gorgeous view of mountains and the neighbors cows In far away distance. Enjoyed coffee and breakfast here. Would have stayed if I didn’t have plans in next town over. Close drive to IDY.

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great place! space for more but there are just 3 fire rings. quite and great view, just around 15 km to Idyllwild.

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A nice and quite spot, but there are only 3 designated campspots in this forest. They have firerings and are marked with yellow poles. It looks like more spaces but the forest ranger confirmed only 3 spots, 1 vehicle per site.

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Sweet spot in the mountains and big old pine trees a welcome change from the desert. bit of a crazy road up the palms to pines highway, but worth it. Picnic table and fire ring were an added bonus.

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Between 5 and 10 spots in a pine forest, some of them with table and grill ring.

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