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Campgrounds and Trails:USA/California/San Bernardino/Fisherman's Hike-in

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Fisherman's Hike-in (San Bernardino National Forest, along Deep Creek )

You will need a 4WD/AWD vehilce, ideally one with high clearance. It is advisable to plan your visit outside of high snow melts and rains as the creeks may be too high to cross. You will have to travel down a dirt road, and hike into the campground. But it's well worth the effort.

Activities and Attractions

Fishing, hunting, fire rings, picnic tables, hiking. Fishing is usually very good (smaller fish, but eager biters).

Facilities

  • Toilets: vault
  • Showers: no
  • Running Water: no drinking water, nearby river/stream
  • Trash: bear proof trash container are present, bring own trash bags
  • RV Hookups: no

Reservations

Reservations are required. recreation.gov direct link ,or call 877-444-6777. Ranger: 909-382-2782

Hazards

Year Around

Black Bears are active year around (they do not truly hibernate), so it is important to always lock up your food. Black Bears are usually not aggressive, but will become so after tasting high energy human food. Don't feed the bears, but if they do get your food, don't take it from them (but be sure to notify a ranger of the incident).

Spring and Summer

Mosquitoes are active a month after the snow melts, especially in May/early June. Mosquitoes can carry diseases, but the actual risk of infection is very low in most parts of the world. Mosquitoes are known to carry the West Nile Virus and Malaria organisms (primarily only in south America and Africa). West Nile Virus only poses a danger to the very young, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Those with the Sickle Cell trait are not affected as much by Malaria.


Ticks can be found in the tall grass before and after the snow fall. If you find a tick, remove it with fine tipped tweezers by pulling straight out. Do not kill the tick while it's still attached, doing so will cause it to regurgitate into the blood stream greatly increasing the risk of infection. Some species of ticks may carry Lyme Disease, but your actual risk of infection is very low.

Rattlesnakes are active after the weather warms up. They normally won't attack humans and will rattle it's tail to alert you of it's presence. They can be found resting in the shade when the sun is high. Some rattlesnakes may be missing their rattle.

Directions

  • GPS Location: map to 3N16/Crab Flats -- you're on your own form there (until someone goes out there and gets actual GPS coordinates for the campground).

Directions from NPS/NFS:

From Highway 18, turn north on Green Valley Lake Road and travel 3 miles. Turn left on 3N16 (dirt, unimproved road) and follow it for 5 miles, just beyond Tent Peg Group Campground, park in the designated parking area just beyond turn to Tent Peg Group Camp and walk-in 2.5 miles in to Fisherman's Group Campground. The hiking trail is narrow and looks more like an animal trail than a hiking trail.

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