Camping and RV Parks

The San Bernardino National Forest offers you and your family a fun filled and memorable camping or RV experience. From the basic “roughing it” campground outing to a modern experience with clean restrooms and services, our Mountains have it all. 

Most reservations for camping in the National Forest are handled by the National Reservation Service.  Visit

Lake Arrowhead & Surrounding Areas

There are two campgrounds in the Mountain Communities of Lake Arrowhead  or those who want to experience the San Bernardino National Forest in a real outdoor environment. Website

Dogwood Campground – Completely remodeled several years ago, it is complete with modern restrooms, showers and electric hook-ups for TVs.  Interpretive programs on Friday and Saturday nights, 15 minutes from Lake Gregory for boating and fishing and a water slide park.

North Shore Campground – Just 3 miles from Lake Arrowhead Village, and 20 minutes to Lake Gregory with fishing, boat rentals and a water slide park, this campground has modern restrooms and running water. Group camping is not available.  This campground does not allow for access to Lake Arrowhead.

Large Group Camping Facilities - For groups of 30 to 90 people. Picnic tables, fire rings, and bathrooms make the group campgrounds a popular option for church and scout campouts. There are three group camps located within close proximity of the Lake Arrowhead Communities; Shady Cove, Tent Peg, and Fisherman’s Camp. Reservations are required. Call the National Reservation Service at: (877) 444-6777 or visit

Yellow Post Camp Sites - These camp sites offer a more primitive camping experience with considerable distance from other campsites and few amenities while being conveniently accessed from a paved road. Fire rings are provided but may be used only when the fire danger level permits – call the Ranger Station at (909) 382-2782 for information. Yellow Post sites are available on a first-come-first-served basis, free of charge.

For the adventurous, remote camping is allowed throughout the National Forest. Specific guidelines apply when camping outside of developed sites so call the Ranger Station before you embark on your trip. 

For more camping information at Lake Arrowhead click here

Big Bear Campgrounds

Big Bear Discover Center – To ensure your camping experience is perfect, visit or call the Discover Center located in Fawnskin or Big Bear Lake.  Co-managed by non-profit Southern California Mountains Foundations and the U.S. Forest Service, get help with camping, permits, adventure passes, hiking and biking maps, off-highway vehicle adventure, naturalist-led tours and interpretive programs.

Holloway's Marina and RV Park – A prime location – right on Big Bear Lake with full services.  Full hook-ups, convenience store, laundry room, boat rentals, fishing, tours.

Serrano Campground - The most popular place to camp in Big Bear is Serrano campground as it close to the lake.  

Pine Knot Campground - This site is just at the base of Snow Summit and it surrounded by towering pine trees and white firs.

Holcomb Valley - The two most notable campgrounds here are Hanna Flats, reached from Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin.  Holcomb Valley Campground, which can be accessed from Van Dusen Canyon Road in Big Bear City. Both give you a real feeling of getting away, yet easy enough to take a day trip into town.

The campgrounds are maintained by the US Forest Service and provide restrooms, table benches and a permissible fire ring. Most campsites are spacious and are very private. The campgrounds provide ample shade with multiple trees throughout. Most of the campgrounds are next to trails that are ideal for hiking or mountain biking. Each campground has a friendly camp host on site to answer any questions and to help keep a peaceful setting. 

For camping information at Big Bear Lake click here

Mt. Baldy Campgrounds

For camping information
at Mt. Baldy click here

Lytle Creek Campgrounds


Wrightwood campground

Apple White Campground

Directions on website
Lytle Creek, CA
(909) 382-2851

Bonita Ranch Campground

900 S Fork Rd
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
(909) 887-3643

Mountain Lakes

277 Lytle Creek Rd
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
(909) 887-7070

Camp Mariastella

5701 Acorn Dr.
Wrightwood, CA 92397
(818) 285-1555