Serrano 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. Fires only in fire rings
  2. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.

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 resoursce for outdoor activities.

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

Campground Basics
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 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
Pets: On leash, always attended
Big Bear Discovery Center: (909) 382-2790

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
Nearby attractions: Big Bear Lake, fishing, boating, Meadows Edge picnic area, hiking trails, interpretive programs, Big Bear Discovery Center, 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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