Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground

Big Bear Lake - San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Equestrian groups who visit Big Bear lake find many wonderful attractions around the lake as well as good riding trails. At Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground groups enjoy a forested setting only 7 miles from the lake.

  • Saddle up for trail rides to various destinations in the area and connect to the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • For a change of pace, try a a day of 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.
  • 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.
  • Find plenty of boat rentals for fishing and water skiing at Big Bear Lake.
  • Head out on the lake paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking.

Key Green Spot Equestrian Campground Regulations

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

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 room for horses. Good riding trails are nearby.

Green Spot Equestrian 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.

Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground Basics
Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground 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 for Green Spot Equestrian 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: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $100 per night ($110 on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground Reservations
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
Attractions near Green Spot Equestrian Group Campground: Enjoy a scenic ride on the Sugarloaf National Recreation Trail. Ride sections of the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Another good ride is on the Wildhorse Creek Trail. Head over to Big Bear Lake for fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Stop at 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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