Distance from HQ: 2.5 miles
Elevation gain/loss: +100/-470 feet
Camp elevation: 2,270 feet
Picnic table: yes
Water: Bass Pond
Number of sites: 11, for groups 10-50 people (or less, when not reserved)
Giant manzanitas, ponderosa pines, and oaks shade this pleasant knoll at the east end of Pine Ridge. The ten campsites in the area can be reserved for groups with 10 to 50 people. When not reserved, these sites can be used as backpacking sites.
Manzanita Point is a great destination for beginning backpackers, semi-lazy backpackers, and backpacking families with small kids. All the sites have at least one picnic table and an outhouse nearby. Although there is no treated water available in the camp, the water in nearby Bass Pond can be filtered and boiled for drinking. Rabbit Spring, at the end of a little trail below site 10, often flows in winter and spring but usualy dry in summer and fall.