Dark Canyon Campground and Camping

Fishing Hot Spots near Dark Canyon Campground

  "Mostly small panfish around the shoreline..." Lake Evans

  "Went out about 1230 in afternoon. Not best time to fish cats but I'm married with kids and that..." O'Neill Lake

  "Small mountain lakes that contain lots of nice stocked catfish, lots of nice stocked rainbow trout,..." Lake Gregory

About the Campground

Located approximately fifty miles southeast of San Bernardino, California, at an elevation is 5,800 feet. Campground is located in a forested area with a stream nearby; however, IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENDANGERED MOUNTAIN YELLOW LEGGED FROM, ACCESS TO THE STEAM IS PROHIBITED. Road and spurs are paved. Parking spurs may not be level. Some first-come, first-serve sites may be available. Campfires are allowed within the facilities provided. Firewood is not sold at the site. All campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets and potable water are nearby. Located 8 miles North of Idyllwild.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restaurant
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Faucets
Within 10 Miles
  • ATV/OHV Trails
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mountain Biking
  • Movie Theater
  • Nature Center
  • Overlook
  • Picnic Area


Peak Season
May 14 2010 -
Sep 14 2010
Peak Season
May 14 2011 -
Sep 14 2011

Alerts and Important Information Dark Canyon Campground is closed for the summer of 2010 for reconstruction. For more information, please contact the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2921 Effective September 1, 2009, through the end of the official 2009 fire season. All wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all developed campgrounds , day use areas , and all other developed areas Stoves using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel are still allowed. Check with the local Ranger Station for current fire restrictions Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. A site must be reserved for a minimum of 3 nights on major holidays. Some first come, first serve sites are available. The fee allows for a maximum of 8 people per campsite and entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle. Additional fees of $5 per extra vehicle will be collected at the campgroun. Holders of Golden Age, Golden Access, America the Beautiful Senior or Access passports are entitled to 50% campsite fee reduction. Holder of the passport must be present. There are no refunds for inclement weather. Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. Water may not be available. For current Fire or Water conditions contact the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2922. Gas, jellied petroleum and pressurized liquid fuel stoves are allowed in campgrounds. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. Fuel Reduction activities are in effect in the area and surrounding areas Monday-Thursday. Marion Mountain Campground Fern Basin Campground Dark Cyn Campground Boulder Basin Campground Black Mountain Group Campground Encounters with the following are likely: Helicopters, Logging Trucks, Chippers, Chain Saws, and Work Crews. This advisory is currently in effect through October 2009. We advise using caution when recreating in these areas. For further information please contact Idyllwild R.S. at: (909) 382-2921.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Dark Canyon
Campground Phone: 909-382-2922
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Phone: 909-382-2922

Campground Reviews for Dark Canyon - Moreno Valley, CA

Write a Report

Fishing Spots near Dark Canyon

Fuller Mill Creek

Cabazon, CA

Black Mountain Creek

Valle Vista, CA

Lake Fulmor

Valle Vista, CA

Foster Lake

Valle Vista, CA

Stone Creek

Valle Vista, CA

Fishing Shops near Dark Canyon

MOJO Lures


Tote M Pole

San Jacinto

A & A Worms


Country Store

Angelus Oaks

More About Dark Canyon Campground

Dark Canyon is a campground located in Moreno Valley, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -116.7311 latitude, and -116.7311 longitude into your GPS device.

After your camping adventure, be sure to come back and share a review of the campground. And please visit our California Fishing Spots to explore all the the local fishing spots, complete with detailed California fishing reports. Remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure that fishing and hunting are options near here.