Grays Peak Group Campground

Big Bear Lake - San Bernardino National Forest

Big Bear Lake

Grays Peak Group Campground, Big Bear Lake, CA

Grays Peak Group Campground

Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Groups that camp near Big Bear Lake have all the attractions of the lake as well as the forest around it to enjoy. At Grays Peak Group Campground groups are less than 3 miles from the lake.

  • Have a day of fun at Alpine Slide. They have an alpine slide, a water slide, go-karts, and miniature golf.
  • Trail rides at Baldwin Lake Stables
  • Visit the fascinating Big Bear Historical Museum.
  • Strike out for a day of mountain biking or road cycling.
  • During the summer Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Be sure to stop in at the Big Bear Discovery Center for complete information about forest activities.
  • Play tennis and or a round of golf.
  • For more excitement, head out to Action Zipline Tours.
  • Find plenty of boat rentals for fishing and water skiing at Big Bear Lake.
  • Get out on the water paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking.

Key Grays Peak Group Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be on leash no longer than 6 feet and always attended.
  2. Avoid 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.
  5. Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by obtaining your firewood locally and burning it on-site.

Grays Peak Group Campground

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.

Grays Peak Group Campground Basics
Grays Peak Group Campground Location: 2½ miles NW of Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake
Elevation: 7,140 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 45 miles east of San Bernardino - 1 hour
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: mid-May through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 40
Vehicles per Site: 8
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations at Grays Peak 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: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $120 per night
reservations: Grays Peak Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Grays Peak Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 5 Picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, but no water and no trash pick-up
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
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.

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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