Pineknot Campground is in the San Bernardino National Forest, a short distance outside the southern limits of the town of Big Bear, about 1 mile from Big Bear Lake. Campsites are set in a mixed fir, pine, and oak forest. Pineknot Campground is best suited for tents, although it can accommodate trailers and RVs.
Sites must be reserved ahead time; there are no first-come, first served sites. Pineknot Campground is popular with mountain bikers who take advantage of the chairlifts at nearby Snow Summit Ski Resort. Boating, waterskiing, swimming, and fishing are all favorite activities at Big Bear Lake.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.