Dogwood Campground, Rimforest, California

This pretty campground is set in the San Bernardino Mountains among maple and pine trees. Most spots are spacious, pretty, and offer a serene mountain setting. Some spots back up to Rim of the World High School and those spots can get a bit loud when school events occur, namely athletic events. The campground is quite large and some spots overlook valleys and even have some peek-a-boo views of Lake Arrowhead. We've been here many times, during spring, summer, and fall, and each visit has been enjoyable and relaxing. One thing we found this place does lack is a body of water: a stream, lake, river, etc. There are a couple of trails that lead from camp offering short hikes. Site pads here are all paved as well as interior roads. Some sites offer electric hookups, while most are primitive. Many sites have steep pads, making it difficult to level RVs. An amphitheater hosts evening events on weekends during the summer months and facilities are kept in tip top shape by hard-working camp hosts. The town of Lake Arrowhead is just a ten minute drive away and you will find restaurants, shops,
groceries, lake tours and boat rentals there. Be prepared when traveling to and from camp for a bit of a white-knuckler drive up the mountainside! The campground closes during the winter months due to snow. Reservations are encouraged.

Good Sites: 7-10, 16, 19, 20, 22-24, 31, 45, 46, 49-52, 57, 59, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 84-86, 92-94
Poor Sites: 29, 30, 32, 35, 36, 41-44, 54-56, 58, 61, 63, 64, 69, 74, 78, 82, 83, 90
Hookups: Electric at some sites
Potable Water: Yes
Dump within Facility: Yes


Amy Hamaker said…
We have added this campground to our Top 3 list! It is very peaceful, with thick trees and spacious hiking and biking. The camp hosts were not at all cheerful by any means, but we still had a fabulous time!
We ABSOLUTELY LOVE Dogwood--it is quiet, immaculately clean, and has just the perfect combination of nature and modern amenities. The paved roads make for great bike rides and our young daughter enjoys hunting for lizards, squirrels, Stellars Jays, and anything else that moves in the wooded surroundings. We give Dogwood a 10+!