Green Spot Equestrian 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.

Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground

Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, 7 miles east of Big Bear Lake. The campground is situated among mature pine trees with plenty of shade and and room for horses. Good riding trails are nearby.

The group campground can accommodate up to 25 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. Water for horses is available at the campground.

Campground Basics
Location: off Highway 38, seven miles east of Big Bear Lake
Elevation: 7,200 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 51 miles east of San Bernardino - 1:15
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: mid-May through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 25
Vehicles per Site: 8
Corral capacity: 10 horses
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: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $100 per night ($110 on holiday weekends)
reservations: Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 4 Picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, 2 single pedestal grills - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets,1 accessible fire ring, 1 group fire ring, but no potable water and no trash pick up. Water for horses available.
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
Nearby attractions: Sugarloaf National Recreation Trail, Pacific Crest Trail is nearby, Wildhorse Creek Trail, Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, interpretive programs, 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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