Buttercup Group Campground

Big Bear Lake - San Bernardino National Forest

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Big Bear enjoy a variety of activities and scenic places to visit.

Key San Bernardino National Forest Camping Regulations

  1. Bears: Secure food in bear-proof places.
  2. Fires only in fire rings
  3. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  4. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.

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. The 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.

Campground Basics
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 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
Nearby attractions: Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, interpretive programs, Big Bear Discovery Center, Snow Summit Ski Lift for mountain biking, sight-seeing, hiking starts

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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