Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground

San Bernardino National Forest


Heart Bar Equestrian Camp


Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground

San Bernardino National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground can reach many of the national forest's great attractions with only a short hike or drive.

  • Head over to Jenks Lake for fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill, and rainbow trout.
  • Enjoy the Jenks Lake Day Use Area with restrooms, picnic sites, shore and dock fishing, and hiking.
  • Stop by the Barton Flats Visitor Center and participate in nature walks, interpretive programs, and an astronomy program. Attend the annual Forest Festival held in mid-August.
  • Pick fresh apples in the fall at nearby Stenson Creek Ranch.
  • Drive to Big Bear Lake and take advantage of boat rentals and get out on the lake for fishing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing.
  • Explore the lake's shoreline by paddleboard, canoe, or kayak.
  • Find out about everything around the Big Bear Lake area at the Big Bear Discovery Center
  • Find excellent mountain biking and road cycling opportunities in the area.
  • In the summer Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Have fun at Alpine Slide. They have an alpine slide, a water slide, go-karts, and miniature golf.
  • Trail rides at Baldwin Lake Stables
  • Tour the interesting Big Bear Historical Museum.
  • Play a set or two of tennis or a round of golf.
  • For even more excitement, head out to Action Zipline Tours.

Key Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground Regulations

  1. Campfires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs are required to be on leash and always attended.
  4. Avoid problems with bears by securing food in your trunk or RV.
  5. Prevent the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground is in the San Bernardino National Forest about 41 miles east of the city of San Bernardino. The equestrian camp is separate from the nearby Heart Bar Family Campground. Horseback riders find wonderful trails leading south into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Visitors to the area also enjoy fishing and non-motorized boating at nearby Jenks Lake.

The turnoff to the campground along Highway 38 is unmarked. Look for the road 2.8 miles east of South Fork Campground.

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground is a single campsite for up to 65 people with horses. The campground has space for 21 vehicles and includes 46 corrals. The site accommodates both tent and RV camping. Included at the campsite are multiple tables and a campfire circle with a grill. The campground requires a 2-day minimum stay on weekends and 3 days on holiday weekends.

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground neighbors Wild Horse Equestrian Campground which offers horse camping for up to 8 or 16 people at their 11 campsites.

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground Basics
Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground Location: 34 miles northeast of Redlands off Highway 38
Elevation: 6,900 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: Redlands - 34 miles; 53 minutes
Big Bear Lake - 21 miles; 31 minutes
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: Mid-May - late September
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 21
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations for Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground
Reservations available: Reservations are available whenever campground is open, from 24 hours to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 22 feet
Accessible Sites: Accessible restrooms
Reservations: Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground Reservations
Fees: $260 per night ($270 on holiday weekends)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire ring with grill, no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: No, available at Heart Bar Family Campground
Attractions near Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground: Ride the Wildhorse Creek Trail which leads to a remote camping area south of Wildhorse Meadow. Ride along the Santa Ana River Trail. Connect to the Pacific Crest Trail for an extended trail ride. Enjoy non-motorized boating at Jenks Lake. Fish at Jenks Lake for bass, bluegill, sunfish, and catfish. Drive up to Big Bear Lake for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and hiking.

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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