Boulder Group Campground

Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Groups camping near beautiful Big Bear have plenty of attractions to visit. At Boulder Group Campground groups enjoy a peaceful setting les than 4 miles from the lake.

  • Stop at the Big Bear Discovery Center for complete information about forest activities.
  • Head out on hiking trails to various destinations in the area and connect to the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • 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 fascinating Big Bear Historical Museum.
  • Play tennis and golf.
  • For even more excitement, head out to Action Zipline Tours.
  • Find plenty of boat rentals for fishing and water skiing at Big Bear Lake.
  • Head out on the lake paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking.
  • Set out for an adventure mountain biking or road cycling.
  • Summer at Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.

Key Boulder Group Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be on leash and always attended.
  2. Prevent problems with bears by keeping food in bear-proof places.
  3. Campfires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  4. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Boulder Group Campground

Boulder Group Campground is in the San Bernardino National Forest, about 3½ miles south of Big Bear Lake, off Mill Creek Road. The campground is in a scattered conifer forest which offers good shade. Nearby Big Bear Lake has swimming, boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Mountain biking and hiking are popular activities in the area.

Boulder Group Campground can accommodate up to 40 people with tents or RVs. Reservations are required. The campground has no potable water and no trash service. Campers must pack out their own trash.

Boulder Group Campground Basics
Boulder Group Campground Location: 6 miles, off Mill Creek Road, south of Big Bear Lake
Elevation: 7,500 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 120 miles east of Los Angeles - 2:25
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: mid-May to mid-October
Max. People per Site: 40
Vehicles per Site: 8
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations for Boulder Group Campground
Reservations required whenever campground is open
Booking Window: from 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet, coming in on dirt road
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $120 per night
reservations: Boulder Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Boulder Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 5 Picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets - no water and no trash pick up
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
Attractions near Boulder Group Campground: Hike the Seven Oaks Trail. Head to Castle Rock. Try some rock climbing. Enjoy mountain biking on local dirt roads. Go to Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, and interpretive programs.

General Camping Information for
National Forests

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.

Campgrounds without Potable Water

The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.

Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.

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