Pine-covered mountains of Southern California serve as the beautiful location of the dog-friendly Coon Creek Group Campground. Standing on an 8,000-foot elevation, the campground overlooks the San Bernardino mountains. There are 3 historic cabins in this unique campground, that offers a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley on clear days.
There is room for up to 25 people and 10 vehicles in the camping area, which is dotted by mature pine trees and welcomes RVs and tents. The 3 historic cabins are without doors and windows. There are no hookups and the parking spurs are gravel. In addition to picnic tables and trash cans, there is a group fire ring and a vault toilet. You can buy firewood at the nearby Heart Bar Family Campground. You’ll need a fire permit to enjoy the fire rings at these first-come first-served primitive sites. There is no drinking water, so be sure to pack enough for yourself and Fido. Be sure not to forget pack poop bags for your canine friend, either. Be careful when arriving at the campground as the roads are uneven with rocks and dips. It’s best to bring a high clearance vehicle - or your friend who owns a truck!
The campground shares a small border with the Pacific Crest Trail, a popular hike spanning over 2,600 miles from Canada to Mexico. With several entry-and-exit points, the trail is only for hiking and horseback riding, making it perfect for day hikes and short nature walks. Moreover, the campground provides access to mountain stream fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing. You can’t camp within the cabins and need to keep campfires outside the buildings.
You can also explore the vast San Gorgonio Wilderness that offers numerous trailheads and areas of exploration. The neighboring town has some good golf, along with restaurant and shopping options. So, you may head to Coon Creek for a nice outing with your family and Fido and enjoy multiple activities before returning home.