Tool Box Springs Campground

San Bernardino National Forest

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Thomas Mountain Rd.
Mountain Center, CA 92561
909-382-2600
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GPS: 33.6117, -116.6615

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 6125 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon Voice Only
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Sprint Voice Only
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

k.olearycole would stay here again

“Beautiful, remote site with difficult drive ”

Reviewed Jan 12, 2019

Overall Rating

Wow! We stayed at this campsite earlier this week in January on a Thursday night between Joshua Tree & San Diego (about 2 hours to each). We are doing the #vanlife thing driving a Ford E350 extended club van with a Kawasaki motorcycle hitched on the rear. It was a slow, torturous drive up the mountain on a rough road at night with some mud that turned to snow near the summit. With careful driving we are thankful we did not get stuck!

However, the site was worth it! While we did pass two dirt bikers on their way down the mountain, we had the site to ourselves. Super quiet & peaceful with the stars above & swaying pine trees. Just beautiful! There are primitive restrooms, trash cans, picnic tables & firerings at several sites. Would definitely visit again, make sure you have everything you need for the night & in case of a vehicle issue.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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eda239
San Diego, CA 33' Fleetwood Class A
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

eda239 would stay here again

“Great back country tent, van or truck camping”

Reviewed Feb 29, 2016

Overall Rating

Driving northbound on Hwy 74 take 6S13 forest rd on left. The road is more suited to higher clearance vehicles.Suv, truck etc shluld make it. 4X4 not needed but a car wont make it due to rough road. The road goes thru the Tool Box Springs yellow post sites. They are nice, well marked and have fire pits, tables and vault toilets. Some have great views of the distant mountains. The road continues northbound and winds its way to Thomas Mtn yellow post sites. They ultimately returns to Hwy 74 in a big loop.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Sprint Voice Only
1bars
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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