Grays Peak Group Campground is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, 2½ miles northwest of Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake. The campground was once situated among mature pine trees with plenty of shade and privacy, but a recent forest fire has left the site appearing rather desolate and unattractive. Still, it serves as a functional base for groups seeking recreation nearby. At Big Bear Lake visitors enjoy swimming, boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Other favorite activities are mountain biking, road cycling and hiking. Good OHV routes are found in the area.
Grays Peak Group Campground can accommodate up to 40 people with tents or RVs. Reservations are required. There is no potable water nor trash pick-up at the campground. Campers must pack out their own trash. Expect a slow, bumpy drive on a dirt road for the last 2 miles to the campsite.
5 Picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, - no hook-ups
Vault toilets, but no water and no trash pick-up
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Attractions near Grays Peak Group Campground:
Take the Grays Peak Trail with views of Big Bear Lake. Visit the nearby Butler Peak Fire Lookout. Spend days at Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Drop by the Big Bear Discovery Center.
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.
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.