Ah, the confusing bit is that two entities have jurisdiction. The top of the San Jacintos, including San Jacinto Peak and the bit where the tram comes in, are run by the California State Parks (State Wilderness), and they require you to camp in designated camp sites. The rest is managed by the National Forest (also a Wilderness area), who prefers dispersed camping.
Personally, I prefer the National Forest system!
Ah, gotcha. Yes, I do as well! Thanks for clearing that up. I found a map on the National Forest's website.
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