Big Pine Flat Campground is in the San Bernardino National Forest, 8 miles northwest of Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake. Campsites are set in a mature pine forest.
None of the sites can be reserved; all are first-come, first served. Due to limited water supplies, campers are asked to fill RV and trailer tanks before arriving at the campground. The dirt road to the campground is bumpy and may not be appropriate for large RVs or trailers. Expect a slow drive after leaving Fawnskin.
At Big Pine Flat Campground there is also a single Group Equestrian Camp. The Group Equestrian Camp may be reserved.
8 miles northwest of Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake, 6 miles on Forest Road 3N14 and then 1 mile on Forest Road 3N16
107 miles east of Los Angeles - 2:10
Number of Campsites:
Open - Closed:
May - early October
Max. People per Site:
8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site:
2 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center:
First come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length:
30 feet, back in
standard sites $23 ($25 on holiday weekends)
2:00 PM, Noon
Big Pine Flat Campground Amenities
Picnic table, fire ring, - no hook-ups
Vault toilets, tap water (limited availability)
at Serrano Campground
at Serrano Campground, $10
Attractions near Big Pine Flat Campground
Head over to the nearby OHV staging area and routes. Hike up the Hawes Peak Trail (4 miles one way). Spend the day at Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, and interpretive programs. Stop by the Big Bear Discovery Center.
Big Pine Flat Group Equestrian Camp
Big Pine Flat Group Equestrian Camp has 5 picnic tables, 2 double-pedestal grills, a group fire ring, accessible vault toilets, and potable water. They also have hitching racks, 4 horse corrals, a horse staging area, and a horse watering station. The site can accommodate up to 25 people and 8 vehicles. Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance.
Reservations: Big Pine Flat Group Equestrian Camp Fees: $100 per night ($110 on holiday weekends)
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.