Fern Basin Campground

San Bernardino National Forest

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Marion Mtn Campground Rd. Riverside, CA 909-382-2600 909-382-2921 Official Website

GPS: 33.7886, -116.7373

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Overview of Fern Basin Campground

Number of Sites 22

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 6,135 ft / 1,869 m

Max Length 15 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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camper-857833 asked on 8/14/2023

When do the flies go away?

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Reviews of Fern Basin Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/8/2021
1 review
“Smelly, relentless black flies, mosquitos, wasps, giant biting ants. ”

Reviewed 8/14/2023

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 12
Overall Rating

It’s a beautiful place, lots of different birds, but too many flies that will not be deterred no matter how hard we tried: We used the propane mosquito repellent continuously as well as doused ourselves in 98% deet. Also used an electric fly zapper , but the flies here are relentless. Maybe try a different season, but forget it during the Summer months. A real pity. And it’s quite smelly as well. There are several toilet buildings so there’s usually a smelly whaft around.

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1 review
“Beautiful BUT Noisy and Stinky”

Reviewed 8/8/2021

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 22
Overall Rating

The location is beautiful. Plenty of shade! Campsites are well maintained with a fire ring and picnic table. Some spots have spigots of water. There are trash bins by the exit. Only $10 a night, cash only by the entrance/exit.

Easy to get to!!! Well maintained roads!


There are no rangers patrolling the area. Some people are rude and inconsiderate. Very Loud. The pit toilets do need to be cleaned. Smells god awful.

Please note: there are wasps here that extremely aggressive, so if you are allergic please be aware of this.

Lots of flies, which I imagine are from these pit toilets not being cleaned out regularly.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

Yolanda would stay here again

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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