Tanglewood Group Campground is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, 8 miles north of the east end of Big Bear Lake. The tent-only campground is along the Pacific Crest Trail and set amidst a Pinyon Pine and Juniper forest. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities. Many good OHV routes can be found nearby. At Big Bear Lake, swimming, boating, waterskiing, and fishing are all favorites.
The group campground can accommodate up to 40 people camping with tents. Reservations are required. There is no potable water, nor is there trash pick up. Campers must pack out their own trash.
6 Picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, 1 single pedestal grill - no hook-ups
Vault toilets, 1 group fire ring, no water
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Gold Fever Auto Tour Trail, hiking, mountain biking, OHV, Gold Fever Trail, Big Bear Lake with fishing, boating, interpretive programs, Big Bear Discovery Center
Campgrounds without Potable Water
The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.
Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate