Ironwood Group Campground

Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Groups that visit beautiful Big Bear Lake enjoy the beautiful forest as well as the lake attractions. Ironwood Group Campground is for tent camping only.

  • Enjoy a day of mountain biking or road cycling.
  • Take advantage of boat rentals for fishing and water skiing at Big Bear Lake.
  • For some real fun, get out on the lake paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking.
  • In the summer Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Don't miss the informative Big Bear Discovery Center for complete information about forest activities.
  • Everyone has fun at Alpine Slide. They have an alpine slide, a water slide, go-karts, and miniature golf.
  • Saddle up for trail rides at Baldwin Lake Stables
  • Tour the fascinating Big Bear Historical Museum.
  • Play a set of tennis and or a round of golf.
  • Get some thrills at Action Zipline Tours.

Key Ironwood Group Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on leash no longer than 6 feet and always attended.
  2. Avoid any problems with bears by keeping food in bear-proof places.
  3. Campfires must be set in provided fire rings.
  4. Quiet Hours extend from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  5. Avoid the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.

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.

Ironwood Group Campground can accommodate up to 25 people with tents. Reservations are required. Water is limited, so bringing extra water would be advisable.

Ironwood Group Campground Basics
Ironwood Group Campground 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 at Ironwood Group Campground
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 Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Ironwood Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 4 Picnic tables, 2 double pedestal grills, - no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, 1 group fire ring, tap water
Showers: at Serrano Campground
Dump station: at Serrano Campground, $10
Attractions near Ironwood Group Campground: Test your skill at the Big Pine Flat Recreational Shooting Range. Head out on horseback on local trails. Go mountain biking. Explore nearby hiking trails. At Big Bear Lake go fishing, boating, and swimming. Stop 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.

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