Serrano Campground

Big Bear Lake - San Bernardino National Forest


Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake
Attractions and Activities

Big Bear Lake draws many visitors to its beautiful shores and many points of interest. Those staying at Serrano Campground are right on the lake and close to many key attractions.

  • Take advantage of nearby boat rentals and get out on the lake for fishing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing.
  • Explore the lake's shoreline by paddleboard, canoe, or kayak.
  • Find out about everything around the area at the Big Bear Discovery Center
  • Find excellent mountain biking and road cycling opportunities in the area.
  • In the summer Snow Summit has scenic Sky Chairlift rides, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.
  • 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 interesting Big Bear Historical Museum.
  • Play a set or two of tennis or a round of golf.
  • For even more excitement, head out to Action Zipline Tours.

Key Serrano Campground Regulations

  1. Campfires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs are required to be on leash and always attended.
  4. Avoid problems with bears by securing food in bear-proof lockers.
  5. Prevent the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.

Serrano Campground

Serrano Campground is the only family campground along the shores of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest. Set in a pine forest, the campground is close enough to walk to Big Bear Lake. Swimming, boating, waterskiing, and fishing are all popular activities there. Other favorites are cycling and hiking. The nearby Big Bear Discovery Center is a great resource for outdoor activities.

There is a 3-night minimum stay on holiday weekends at Serrano Campground. Sixteen campsites are double sites. Twenty-nine of the campsites labeled RV Electric have electric hook-ups.

Serrano Campground Basics
Serrano Campground Location: North shore Big Bear Lake, 2 miles east of Fawnskin
Elevation: 6,800 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 97 miles east of Los Angeles - 1:58
Number of Campsites: 109
Open - Closed: March - November
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles, 2nd vehicle $5
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

Reservations at Serrano Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open, from 24 hours to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 55 feet, back-in
Accessible Sites: #11, 27, 64 (full hook-up site), 65, 123
Favorite Campsites: #4, 12, 71, 88, 89, 90, 100, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 129, 131, 132
Double Sites: #19/20, 73/74, 109/110, 125/126
Campground Map: Serrano Campground Map
Reservations: Serrano Campground Reservations
Fees: Standard sites $32.50
  ($34.50 on holiday weekends)
RV hook-up sites $42.50
  ($44.50 on holiday weekends)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Serrano Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, full hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, campfire circle
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes, $10
Attractions near Serrano Campground: Enjoy all the fun at Big Bear Lake. Try fishing from shore or boat. Launch a boat cruise the lake. Head to Meadows Edge picnic area. Explore local hiking trails. Enjoy evening interpretive programs. Tour the Big Bear Discovery Center. Walk or bike along the scenic Alpine Pedal Path.

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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