This group campground is located on the south side of Big Bear Lake near Pineknot Family Campground and Snow Summit Ski Resort. It accommodates up to 40 people and 8 vehicles. Access is via dirt road. Amenities include 5 picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, 1 group fire ring and vault toilets.
At a Glance
Effective June 29 campfires and charcoal BBQ's are prohibited per current fire restrictions. Propane Stoves and Lanterns okay with a valid California Campfire Permit.
Call NRRS 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made as early as 12 months in advance.
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 on to E. Big Bear Blvd./SR-38. Continue westbound on Big Bear Blvd/SR-18 into the City of Big Bear Lake. Continue on Hwy 18 to Summit Blvd. Turn left on Summit Blvd. (signal light) and continue to the end of Summit Blvd. Turn left on the last road at the end of summit Blvd. and continue past Pineknot Campground about 0.1 mile to Buttercup Group Camp. Road is passable by all vehicles.
Reservations can be placed 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.