Ironwood 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.

Ironwood Group Campground

Ironwood Group Campground is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, 8 miles northwest of Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake. The tent-only campground is situated among mature pine trees with plenty of shade and privacy, and yet with meadows nearby. The short drive to Big Bear Lake is rewarded with opportunities for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming. Good OHV routes can be found in the area.

The group campground can accommodate up to 25 people with tents. Reservations are required. Water is limited, so bringing extra water would be advisable.

Campground Basics
Location: 8 miles NW of Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake
Elevation: 6,650 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 50 miles east of San Bernardino - 1:10
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: May through late-October
Max. People per Site: 25
Vehicles per Site: 5 (or possibly 6)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations required whenever campground is open
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: unknown
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $100 per night ($110 on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Ironwood Group Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Ironwood Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 4 Picnic tables, 2 double pedestal grill, - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, 1 group fire ring, tap water
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
Nearby attractions: Big Pine Flat Recreational Shooting Range, horseback, mountain biking, and hiking trails, 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

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