Buttercup Group Campground

Big Bear Lake - San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Big Bear Lake is a wonderful place for group camping. Buttercup Group Campground is close to many of the most popular attractions at the lake.

  • Find plenty of boat rentals for fishing and water skiing at Big Bear Lake.
  • Spend days on the lake paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking.
  • Take off for adventure mountain biking or road cycling.
  • In the summer Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Be sure to drop in 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.

Key Buttercup Group Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs are required to be on leash no longer than 6 feet and always attended.
  2. Avoid bear problems by keeping food in bear-proof places.
  3. Campfires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  4. Quiet Hours extend from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Buttercup Group Campground

Buttercup Group Campground is in the San Bernardino National Forest, a short distance south of the town of Big Bear at Big Bear Lake. Pineknot Campground is a close neighbor. Buttercup Group Campground is set in a mature pine forest with plenty of shade and privacy. Nearby Big Bear Lake is a favorite destination for boating, waterskiing, swimming, and fishing. Mountain biking and hiking are popular activities in the area.

The group campground can accommodate up to 40 people with tents or RVs. Reservations are required. Campers must pack out their own trash.

Buttercup Group Campground Basics
Buttercup Group Campground Location: South of the town of Big Bear
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 118 miles east of Los Angeles - 2:20
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: May through October
Max. People per Site: 40
Vehicles per Site: 8
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations at Buttercup 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: 25 feet, access via dirt road
Accessible Sites: Accessible features in campground
Fees: $120 per night
reservations: Buttercup Group Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Buttercup Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 5 Picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, but no trash pick up
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
Attractions near Buttercup Group Campground: Fin interpretive programs, boating, waterskiing, and fishing at Big Bear Lak. Stop in at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Enjoy the facilities at Snow Summit Ski Lift for mountain biking, sight-seeing, and to jump start hiking trips.

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.

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