Holcomb Valley 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.

Holcomb Valley Campground

Holcomb Valley Campground is in the San Bernardino National Forest, 5 miles north of Big Bear Lake. The small campground is composed of 19 sites, all first come, first served. The campground has no water. Campsites are set among towering Ponderosa pines. Nearby Big Bear Lake has opportunities for boating, waterskiing, swimming, and fishing. Cycling and hiking are popular in the area.

The campground is open year-round, but snowy road conditions may close it during parts of the winter. A campground host is on site from mid-May through October.

Campground Basics
Location: 5 miles north of Big Bear Lake
Elevation: 7,350 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 118 miles east of Los Angeles - 2:26
Number of Campsites: 19
Open - Closed: year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

No Reservations First come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet, back in
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: standard sites $21
  ($23 on holiday weekends)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Holcomb Valley Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets - no water
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
Nearby attractions: Rock climbing at nearby Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, historic gold mining area, Pacific Crest Trail passes 1 mile to the south, Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, interpretive programs

General Camping Information

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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