Area Status: Open
This family campground has 19 single-family campsites. All sites are first-come-first-serve basis (no reservations). Holcomb Valley campground is located approximately 5 miles north of Big Bear Lake off Forest Service Road 3N16. Although this campground is open year round, vehicle access will be based on road conditions. Please contact the Big Bear Discovery Center for current road conditions.
Each family campsite accommodates a maximum of 8 people. Amenities include a picnic table, 1 fire ring, and vault toilets. A campground host is on site during mid May through October.
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. Forest Roads 3N05 (Gold Fever) and 3N09 (Van Dusen Canyon) will be closed for approximately 3 weeks starting mid-September, 2015.
Open Year Round
First Come/First Serve Only. No Reservations
||Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
$20 per night/per site. Holiday $22 per night/per site. 2nd vehicle parking fee $5 per night.
||Maximum of 8 persons and 1 vehicles per site
||Fawnskin & Big Bear Lake
||California Land Management
||Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790
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 Van Dusen Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 3N09. Make a right hand turn on Van Dusen Canyon Road. Continue on the Forest Service Road 3N09 for approximately 4 miles. Make a left on Forest Service Road 3N16. Holcomb Valley Campground will be located on the right.
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 in the town of Running Springs. Take CA-18 to Big Bear. At the Dam/Bridge, turn left onto CA-38 at the signal light towards Fawnskin.Continue on North Shore Drive/CA-38 through Fawnskin. Continue on North Shore Drive/Hwy 38 until you reach the Van Dusen Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 3N09. Make a left hand turn on Van Dusen Canyon Road. Continue on the Forest Service Road 3N09 for approximately 4 miles. Make a left on Forest Service Road 3N16. Holcomb Valley Campground will be located on the right.
For winter access take Polique Canyon Road when Van Dusen Canyon Road is closed for winter. From Fawnskin, continue on North Shoe Drive/Hwy 38 to Polique Canyon Road. Make a left, Polique Canyon Road becomes Forest Service Road 2N09. Continue on 2N09 for approximately 4 miles. Make a right hand turn (east ) on 3N16 for ¾ of a mile. Holcomb Valley Campground will be on your left hand side.