Pineknot Family Campground
Pineknot Campground is located in the San Bernardino mountains near Big Bear Lake. At an elevation of 6,900 feet the campground is situated in a fir, pine and oak forest setting. There are 47 sites that are reservable through www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777. There are no first come/first serve sites. Popular activities include sight-seeing, shopping, mountain biking, hiking and fishing. A marina and water recreation areas are five miles from the campground.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Opens 04/21/2023.|
|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.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Open Season:||04/21/2023 - 10/29/2023|
|Closest Towns:||Big Bear Lake|
|Operated By:||Vista RECREATION ™|
|Information Center:||Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333 1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
From Los Angeles and Orange Counties Via Hwy. 330/Hwy.18:
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. When you arrive at the Big Bear Lake Dam/Bridge- there is a signal light at the bridge. Go straight past the signal light. Continue on I-18 towards Big Bear Lake. Upon entering the City of Big Bear Lake, Hwy 18 is Big Bear Blvd. Make a left turn at the Village Sign and continue on Big Bear Blvd (east bound) direction until you arrive at Summit Blvd. Make a right hand turn at the signal light onto Summit Blvd. Continue on Summit Blvd towards Snow Summit Ski Resort (southbound direction). Make a left hand turn into the VIP parking lot. Follow the signs, making a right and then a left, following the road behind the condos. Pineknot Campground will be on your right.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Parking:||2nd vehicle parking fee $8 per night|