Hanna Flat Family Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hanna Flat Campground is located in the forest north of Big Bear Lake.

Tucked away down a winding dirt road and under towering jeffrey pine trees, the Hanna Flat campground offers an escape for visitors who want a more primitive camping experience that still offers many amenities. Despite being located only two miles off CA Highway 38, north of the town of Fawnskin, Hanna Flat provides campers with solitude, fresh pine-scented air, and cool star-filled nights.

This is a great campground for families, those who are new to camping, and hikers. With ample shade and an elevation near 7000 feet, the high temperatures in the summer rarely exceed 90° F, with nights dropping down into the 50° to 65° F range.

Nearby, the moderate Hanna Flat trail leads hikers on a 7.8 mile roundtrip journey to the top of Gray's Peak. Within a mile and a half, hikers can pick up the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, near the Holcomb Creek crossing. Two to two and a half miles north of the campground on forest road 3N14 are three recreational target shooting areas. Approximately 5 miles away is the Big Pine Flat OHV staging area for green sticker vehicles and dirt bikes.

At a Glance

Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov, reservations can be made as early as 6 months or as late as 24 hours in advance based upon availability. For example, reservations could be made on a Thursday before 2pm, for a Friday 2pm check in, if there is availability.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • Single Site $27, Holiday single $29.
  • Double Site $54 Holiday double $58.
  • Camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle.
  • Extra vehicle fee $5 per night.
  • Checks under $50 not accepted.
Open Season: 04/29/2016 - 10/22/2016
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: April-September
Busiest Season: May-September
  • 3 night minimum on holiday weekends.
  • No refunds for bad weather.
  • No ATV/OHV in campground.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.
  • Fire restricitions may apply contact the Discovery Center for current conditions 909-382-2790.
Closest Towns: Fawnskin (2 miles) & Big Bear Lake (8 miles)
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center: The nearest visitor center is the Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790.

General Information

General Notes:

California Land Management has a campground host on site. Firewood is also available for purchase at the campground.


Directions from Redlands:

Take I-10 East to Redlands. Take the University Street exit, EXIT 80. Turn left (northbound) on University Street. Turn right onto E. Lugonia Avenue/SR-38. Continue on State Highway 38 into Big Bear City, to E. Big Bear Blvd. Turn left onto E. Big Bear Blvd./SR-38. Turn right onto Greenway Drive/CA-18/SR-38. Turn left onto North Shore Drive, SR-38. Continue on North Shore Drive/Hwy 38 until you reach the City of Fawnskin. As you reach the Y, veer right on to Rim of the World Drive, past the County Fire Station 96. Continue on Rim of the World, after the pavement ends the road turns into Forest Road 3N14. This dirt road will take you approximately 2.5 miles to Hanna Flat Campground. The campground is located on the left.

Directions from San Bernardino:

Take I-10 East to San Bernardino. Merge onto CA-210 W via Exit 77 toward CA-330/Highland. Merge onto CA-330 N via Exit 81 toward Mtn Resorts. CA-330 N becomes CA-18. Take State Highway 18 to Big Bear. Turn left onto CA-38 at the Signal light to Fawnskin. Turn left onto Rim of the World Drive. Continue past the County Fire Station. Continue on Rim of the World Drive, after the pavement ends the road turns into Forest Road 3N14. This dirt road will take you approximately 2.5 miles to Hanna Flat Campground. The campground is located on the left.

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Reservation InfoReservations must be made at least 1 days in advance
No. of Sites
  • 85 Total
  • 67 By reservation only
  • 18 First come/First serve
Status: Open
Reservation required?: Y


Camping trailer Maximum of 26 feet in length (including tow vehicle)
Toilets Vault
Picnic tables 1 per site
Parking 1 vehicle for single sites & 2 vehicles for double sites. Extra vehicles are $5 per night.
Tent camping 8 people per site
Drinking water Drinking water available