San Bernardino County, Southern California

Big Bear Lake Camping


Camping around Big Bear Lake: Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Picnic Areas



Big Bear Lake Picnic Areas


  • Aspen Glen
    • Near south shore Big Bear Lake on Mill Creek Rd.
    • Vault Toilets, Picnic Tables
  • Juniper Point
    • North shore Big Bear Lake
    • Restrooms, Picnic Tables
    • Next to Alpine Pedal Path
  • Meadows Edge
    • North shore of Big Bear Lake
    • Restrooms, Picnic Tables
  • Grout Bay
    • North shore of Big Bear Lake
    • Close to Fawnskin
    • Restrooms, Picnic Tables
    • Near Gray's Peak Trail

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Adventure Passes


Adventure Passes are required for use of most day facilities in San Bernardino National Forest.

$5 Daily Pass
$30 Annual Pass


Senior Passes and Access Passes are available at Forest Service Offices. A list of Adventure Pass vendors in the Big Bear Lake area is shown below.


Adventure Pass Vendors

Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Service Station
40829 Big Bear Blvd

TC Ride Shop
41223 Big Bear Blvd

Our Town Liquor
40568 Village Drive, #A

The Chrome Stop
40277 Big Bear Blvd

Abbey Rose
40284 Big Bear Blvd

Nick`s Auto Center
40829 Big Bear Blvd

7 - Eleven #32151
41901 Big Bear Blvd.

Oak Knoll Lodge
949 Tulip Ln

Johnny`s Ski & Board House
39769 Big Bear Blvd

7 - Eleven #22809
41440-A Big Bear Blvd.

Honey Bear Lodge
40994 Pennsylvania Ave

Northwoods Resort
40650 Village Dr

Ski Haus
41491 Big Bear Blvd

Leroys Shoes & Clothing
598 Paine Road

Boulder Bay Liquor
39176 Big Bear Blvd

Charleze Boutique
40729 Village Dr, Ste 3

Lakeview Market
40133 Big Bear Blvd

Big Bear Chamber Of Commerce
630 Bartlett Rd

Wild Wings Unlimited
42656 Moonridge Rd

Bear Valley Bikes
40298 Big Bear Blvd

Walgreens #10420
42107 Big Bear Blvd

Fawnskin


Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 N Shore Drive

California Land Management
4050 N Shore Lane-Serrano Campground

Fawnskin Market
39187 N Shore Dr

North Shore Trading Company
39130 N Shore Dr

Inn At Fawnskin
880 Canyon Rd


Camping around Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake draws a lot of visitors from the greater Los Angeles area. The town of Big Bear Lake is located on the southern side of the lake and the entire southern shoreline is fairly developed. The northern shore has more open space, picnic areas and camping.

The only lakeside National Forest campground is Serrano Campground on the north shore. Reservations can be made for Serrano Campground. Several other family campgrounds are nearby, along with a good number of group campgrounds. Holiday rates are $2 more.

Big Bear Discovery Center


40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA
Hours 8:30 AM. to 4:30 PM Thursday through Monday, Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Big Bear Discovery Center
Adventure Passes, Hiking & Biking Maps, Camping Information, Forest Service Permits, Tours and Interpretive Programs, Adventure Outpost, Environmental Education for school and Scout groups, Maps of Forest Roads and Off-highway Vehicle Adventures.

Serrano Campground

Location: North side of Big Bear Lake, on Highway 38
Campground Facilities: 108 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Dump Station, Interpretive Programs, Showers
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings, RV Electric Hook-ups at 29 Sites
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov -Serrano Campground
Fees: $31 for single site, $62 for double; $41 for a site with Hook-ups
Nearby Facilities: Big Bear Lake

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Pineknot Campground

Location: 5 miles south of Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 52 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Pineknot Campground
Fees: $27 for single site
Nearby Facilities: Big Bear Lake, Snow Summit Ski Resort

Holcomb Valley Campground

Location: 5 miles north of Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 19 Campsites, Vault Toilets, No Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: No Reservations
Note: Open Year-round
Fees: $21 per night for 8 people
Nearby Facilities: Forks Resort and Millers Landing Resort

Hanna Campground

Location: North of Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 88 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers up to 26'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Hanna Flat Campground
Fees: $27 per night
Nearby Facilities: Hanna Flat Trail

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Horse Springs Campground

Location: 12 miles north of Fawnskin
Campground Facilities: 11-15 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers up to 26'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Fees: $10 per night

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Group Campgrounds

Tanglewood Group Campground

Location: 7 miles north of Big Bear Lake, off Van Dusen Canyon Road
Campground Facilities: 4 Group Campsites, No Water, Vault Toilets
Campsite Amenities: Group Sizes 40 persons and 8 Vehicles, Tent Camping Only, Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Tanglewood Group Campground
Note: Open year-round, No RVs or Trailers
Fees per Night: $120 per night
Nearby Facilities: Big Bear Lake, Gold Fever Trail, Pacific Crest Trail

Gray's Peak Group Campground

Location: 2.5 miles north of Big Bear Lake off Rim of the World Drive
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Site, Vault Toilets, No Water
Campsite Amenities: 40 People and 8 Vehicles, Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Trailers up to 40'
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Gray's Peak Group Campsites
Fees per Night: $120 per night
Nearby Facilities: Butler Peak Fire Lookout

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Bluff Mesa Group Campground

Location: 5 miles southwest of Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Campsite, Vault Toilets, No Water
Campsite Amenities: 40 People and 8 Vehicles, Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Bluff Mesa Group Campground
Fees per Night: $120 per Night

Boulder Group Campground

Location: 3 miles south of Big Bear Lake off Mill Creek Road
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Campsite, Vault Toilets, No Water
Campsite Amenities: 40 People and 8 Vehicles, Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Boulder Group Campground
Fees per Night: $120
Nearby Facilities: Big Bear Lake, Cedar Lake

Deer Group Campground

Location: 7 miles south of Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Campsites, Vault Toilets, No Water
Campsite Amenities: 40 People and 8 Vehicles, Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Deer Group Campground
Fees per Night: $120
Nearby Facilities: Seven Oaks Trail

Buttercup Group Campground

Location: Next to Pineknot Campground, 1 mile south of Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: 40 People and 8 Vehicles, Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Buttercup Group Campground
Fees per Night: $120
Nearby Facilities: Snow Summit Ski Area

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Holloway's Marina & RV Park

398 Edgemoor Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA
(909) 866-5706 or (800) 448-5335
Website: Holloway's RV Park
For information on Holloway's Marina facilities, see Big Bear Lake Boating
Facilities: Lakefront, Marina, Store, Laundry, Propane, Dump Station, Playground
RV Sites: 100 RV Sites, Full Hook-ups, Cable TV, BBQ, Table
Rates: from $55 per night

Pine Tree RV Park

42144 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA
Off Highway 38, 3 miles from big Bear Lake
(909) 866-2025
Website: Pine Tree RV Park
Resort Facilities: Dump Station, WiFi, Laundry, Showers, BBQ, Shade, Adult Park, Family Park
RV and Tent Sites: Up to 50 Amp, Full Hook-ups, Most with Cable TV, Tent Sites

Big Bear Shores RV

40751 N. Shore Dr., Big Bear, CA
A Class A Motor Home resort with 170 private RV lots
(909) 866-4151
Website: Big Bear shores
Resort Facilities: Laundry, Showers, Swimming Pool, Spa, Tennis Court, WiFi in Clubhouse
RV Sites: 50 Amp, Cable TV, Full Hook-ups, Deluxe Sites with Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces, Lakefront Sites
Summer Rates: Interior Lots $80 - $150, Lakefront $200


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More Nearby Campgrounds


Barton Flats Campground

Location: 25 miles from Big Bear Lake
Campground Facilities: 52 Sites, Showers, Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Dump Station, Firewood for Sale,
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Barton Flats Campground
Fees per Night: $29
Nearby Facilities: Jenks Lake, Barton Flats Visitor Center

Big Pine Flats Campground

Location:
Campground Facilities: 19 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water,
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations:
Fees per Night: $22
Nearby Facilities: OHV Staging Area

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Green Valley Campground

Location: Midway between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake, 10 miles from either
Campground Facilities: 36 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Green Valley Campground
Fees per Night: $22 for a single site, $40 for double site


Heart Bar Campground

Location: Off Highway 38
Campground Facilities: 54 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Heart Bar Campground
Fees per Night: $23 for a single site, $25 on holiday weekends


San Gorgonio Campground

Location: 25 miles from Big Bear Lake off Highway 38
Campground Facilities: 54 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Showers
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, No Campfires Allowed
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - San Gorgonio Campground
Fees per Night: $27 for a single site, $29 on holiday weekends

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