Lobo Group Campground

San Bernardino National Forest


Barton Flat


Lobo Group Campground, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

Lobo Group Campground

San Bernardino National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Campers staying at Lobo Group Campground are close to many of the national forest's great attractions.

  • Make the ½-mile hike to Jenks Lake for fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill, and rainbow trout.
  • Set up at the Jenks Lake Day Use Area with restrooms, picnic sites, shore and dock fishing, and hiking.
  • Spend time at the nearby Barton Flats Visitor Center and participate in nature walks, interpretive programs, and an astronomy program. Attend the annual Forest Festival held in mid-August.
  • At the Grayback Amphitheater off Highway 38, the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association provides evening educational programs on most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer months.
  • Pick fresh apples in the fall at nearby Stenson Creek Ranch.
  • Make the half-hour drive to popular Big Bear Lake and take advantage of boat rentals and get out on the lake for fishing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing.
  • Paddle along 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
  • Enjoy excellent mountain biking and road cycling opportunities in the area.
  • During the summer Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Join in the excitement at Alpine Slide. They have an alpine slide, a water slide, go-karts, and miniature golf.
  • Set out on a trail ride 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 Lobo Group Campground Regulations

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

Lobo Group Campground

Lobo Group Campground rests at the end of a short side road off Highway 38 in the San Bernardino National Forest, 37 miles east of the city of San Bernardino. Visitors to the campground enjoy spending time at nearby Jenks Lake where they can fish and paddle non-motorized boats around the lake's still waters. A number of interesting trails are in the area, including the Santa Ana River Trail, trails leading to nearby Jenks Lake, and trails heading south into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. At the Grayback Amphitheater, ¼-mile east on Highway 38, the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association provides evening educational programs on most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer months.

Lobo Group Campground has one campsite for RV or tent camping. The site can accommodate up to 75 people and 15 vehicles. Twenty-nine tent spaces are available. Mature pines offer plenty of shade. Amenities at the campsite include multiple tables, a number of pedestal grills, and a campfire circle. The campground requires a 2-day minimum stay on weekends and 3 days on holiday weekends.

Lobo Group Campground neighbors Oso Group Campground.

Lobo Group Campground Basics
Lobo Group Campground Location: 27 miles northeast of Redlands on Highway 38
Elevation: 6,550 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: Redlands - 29 miles; 40 minutes
Big Bear Lake - 25 miles; 36 minutes
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: Late April - late September
Max. People per Site: 100 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 20
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations for Lobo Group Campground
Reservations required: Reservations are available whenever campground is open, from 24 hours to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Reservations: Lobo Group Campground Reservations
Fees: $400 per night ($410 on holiday weekends)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Lobo Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, campfire circle, pedestal grills, no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush and vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No, available at Barton Flats Campground, $10
Attractions near Lobo Group Campground: Spend some time at the nearby Barton Flats Visitor Center. Hike the 2½-mile Rio Monte Trail from the campground up to Rio Monte Panorama, overlooking the deep gorge of the Santa Ana River Valley. Hike the shiort Jenks Lake Trail. Enjoy non-motorized boating at Jenks Lake. Fish at Jenks Lake for bass, bluegill, sunfish, and catfish.

Lobo Group Campground sign, San Bernardino National Forest, CA


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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