Heart Bar Campground
Heart Bar Campground is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, 41 miles east of the city of San Bernardino. The campground sits along the Rim of the World Scenic Byway. Heart Bar Campground consistently receives high reviews, even though it doesn't have all the amenities found at some other camps. Visitors to the area enjoy fishing and non-motorized boating at nearby Jenks Lake. Hikers and horseback riders find wonderful trails leading into the San Gorgonio Wilderness.
The turnoff to the campground along Highway 38 is unmarked. Look for the road 2.8 miles east of South Fork Campground.
Heart Bar Campground offers 89 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites are separated into 4 loops. A majority of the sites can be reserved ahead of time, while the sites in the Santa Ana Loop are kept available as first-come, first-served campsites. Aspen Loop is closest to the meadow. Virtually all the campsites are level. Mature pines offer partial shade, but there is little understory vegetation to provide privacy between some campsites. Fortunately, most campsites are well-separated. Previous campers advise bringing a flashlight because restrooms have no lights. A half dozen of the sites are doubles. The campground requires a 2-day minimum stay on weekends and 3 days on holiday weekends.
A single group campsite off a side-road at the west end of Heart Bar Campground is known as Skyline Group Campground.
Skyline Group Campground
Skyline Group Campground is off the west end of Heart Bar Family Campground. The single group site can accommodate up to 25 people and 9 vehicles for either tent or RV camping. Amenities at the group site include potable water, picnic tables, a group fire ring, and a pedestal cooking grill. The camp is open from mid-May through most of September. Like the family campground, the group site requires a 2-night stay on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Reservations are required.
Fees: $100 per night (holidays weekends $110)
Reservations: Skyline Group Campground Reservations
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.