Deer Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This group campground is located off the Highway 18, Big Bear Blvd. Access is via a Forest Service dirt road on the south side of Big Bear Lake. There is no potable water available; Please bring your own drinking water. Please bring garbage bags; This facility is "Pack it in. Pack it out." Amenities include 5 picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, 1 group fire ring and vault toilets.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call the Big Bear Ranger Station for information (909) 382-2790 (closed Tues/Wed). 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.
Reservations: Call NRRS 1-877-444-6777 or  Reservations can be made as early as 12 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $120 per night. Holiday $130 per night
Open Season: 05/13/2016 - 10/09/2016
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Campground capacity, maximum of 40 persons and 8 vehicles.
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center: Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790

General Information



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. From State Highway 18, west of the village, turn left on to Millcreek Road. Proceed past Aspen Glen Picnic Area, 0.4 of a mile and turn left to continue on to Millcreek Road to Forest Road 2N10. Proceed on 2N10 for 0.8 mile to the end of pavement. Continue on 2N10 past Cedar Lake turnoff. Proceed on 2N10 to 2N08 (7.9 miles from the Cedar Lake turnoff). Go left on 2N08 and proceed 0.6 of a mile to 2N45Yk, turn right. 

General Notes:

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.

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Group Camping


Camping trailer
Toilets Vault toilets
Picnic tables 5 tables
Parking 8 vehicles maximum
Tent camping
Drinking water No potable water