Manker Campground is located on Mt. Baldy Road, 14 miles north of Claremont. Visitors at the campground are near the historic Mt. Baldy Schoolhouse and Visitor Center, 3½ miles away in Mt. Baldy Village. A short dirt road from the campground leads up to San Antonio Falls. A much more ambitious trail climbs to the summit of 10,000-foot Mt. Baldy
Manker Campground has 21 campsites for small RVs and tents. Drinking water may not be available in dry years. If there is no potable water campers should either bring plenty or use a proper filter for creek water (if flowing).
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate
Campgrounds without Potable Water
The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.
Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.