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  Joe Elliot Campground       3413'08''N  11733'05''W Elevation 5808'  
    Joe Elliot Campground The Memorial Tree Topographic map of area
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  Access: Take Interstate 15 north of Rancho Cucamonga to Sierra Avenue, exit and turn north towards the mountains, drive for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 1N34, it is signed for San Sevaine Flats and Joe Elliot Campground. Stay straight for 7.5 miles and then keep straight(left) again at a very obvious fork. At 11.5 miles in turn right into the campground.  
  Facilities: This tiny campground can only accomodate a few cars and tent sites. No Water, hookups or other facilities.  
  Season: The road into Joe Elliot Campground is rough, often closed, and high clearance and/or four wheel drive is recommended for more than one section of the roadway. Check with the Lytle Creek Ranger Station before attempting the drive.  
  Fees: No Fees  
  Nearby Hiking Trails: Cucamunga Peak Trail heads north out of the campground, leading into the Cucamunga Wilderness, to Cucamunga Peak (of course) and eventually to Icehouse Saddle which provides access to Mount Baldy and of points of interest.  
  Nearby 4x4 Trails: 1N34 starts at Lytle Creek road and proceeds west past Grapevine Spring and San Sevaine Flats. All vehicles on this road must be street-legal 4x4, no green sticker OHV is allowed. West of the campground is Calamity Canyon, another fun 4x4 spot.  
  Comments: This beautiful and shady area is in the tall pines, and for many years a magnificent, tall pine tree stood as a memorial to forest ranger Joe Elliot. The tree was damaged by lightning and felled some years ago. The entire area was burned in the Old Fire of 2003, now not even the stump remains.  
  Current Weather: Click here for the current 'pointcast' for this spot. ('Pops up' in a new window)  
  Managing Agency: US Forest Service  
  This information is generally reliable, but not guaranteed. Use this information at your own risk. Outdoor conditions can change rapidly. Sometimes long periods go by between the time our web pages are updated, so you may find the conditions on any road, trail or campsite are very different from the descriptions given above. Be prepared to make alternate plans. Plan ahead, do some research and make sure you have a map and compass and plenty of backbone. Whenever possible, call the managing agency for a current update before you travel. And carry an extra pair of dry socks, just in case.