Come up to the mountains and reconnect with nature after a tough year. Dogwood is a beautiful campground in the San Bernardino mountains with abundant pines, cedars, oaks, and dogwoods, the tree that gives the campground its name.
The towns of Lake Arrowhead and Crestline are nearby with grocery stores, restaurants, and many small stores offering a variety of goods.
There are 2 short easy hikes within the campground, and other hikes are a short drive to the trailheads. The Pinnacles hike offers amazing views of the mountains and the high desert. Heart Rock in Crestline is an easy hike that ends where the stream has carved a heart shape in the rock. The Heap's Peak Arboretum is another easy stroll with information about the San Bernardino Mountains (free, but requires an Adventure Pass (can be purchased in Crestline or Lake Arrowhead) or America the Beautiful pass for parking).
Campground Amenities and Notes:
Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings with grills, food lockers (bears and other wildlife frequent the area), and showers. (note: as of now, the showers are closed due to Covid, however, they may be open at the time of the campout. Will update as more is known.)
Pets are allowed in the campground, and must remain on a leash.
Firewood: Avoid transporting pests and "buy it where you burn it". Firewood is sold throughout the mountain, and is available at the campground for $8/bundle.
Note on RV/Trailer sites:
Please read the details below carefully. If your vehicles will not fit, according to the information below, please do not take the site.
Sites have a 30 amp electric hookup. There is no water or sewer connection, but there is a dump station onsite and the fee is collected by the campground.
If you have a trailer, both the trailer and tow vehicle must fit on the paved slab.
If you have an RV and bring a towed vehicle, it must fit on the paved slab.
All sites are 11' wide, so if you have bump-outs, make sure they will fit.
Site 86: Driveway 25' long, 25' RV or small pop-up trailer.
Site 87: Driveway 33' long, 30' RV or max 23' trailer
Site 89: Driveway 25' long, 25' RV or max 21' trailer
Site 85 (Friday to Sunday only): Driveway 37' long, 35' RV or max 25' trailer
If the RV sites are not all taken, they will be used for Tent sites, and people will be added from the wait list.
Note on Tent sites:
There is no extra parking at this campground.
Each tent site registration includes parking for 1 vehicle. Second person sharing a tent must register at the same time, and must arrive with first person in same vehicle. No extra parking available. Tent sites will not be shared with RV's.
The entrance is located at 34.230932, -117.214715. (map link)
From San Bernardino, travel north on Hwy 18 toward Lake Arrowhead. Just before Rim of the World High School, turn left (north) onto Daley Canyon Access Road (3 miles west of Arrowhead Ranger Station). Turn right into the campground entrance. This road will bring you straight into the campground.
Steve & Wes usually have a pretty relaxed itinerary. Below are the times or activities that are set.
2pm - Arrive and check in. Please do not arrive early.
Evening - campfire activities
Morning - Pinnacles hike (since it will probably be really busy on the weekend)
6pm - We normally have a potluck, but it will depend on Covid restrictions and protocols, and attendees comfort levels. More to follow.
Evening - campfire activities
Breakfast provided by Great Outdoors - Steve & Wes will start your day with eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, and coffee.
Free day - short hikes, explore the towns, see the Arboretum.
Checkout - noon checkout is strictly enforced by the campground.
Cancellations received before May 30 will receive a refund. After this date, no refunds will be given.
Special COVID Related Requirements:
These may be updated/amended by the time of the event
Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:
- I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
- I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.
- I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
- I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.
‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.
If you have any questions, please contact Wes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-497-8654