Cactus Flat OHV Staging Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A view of the cactus flat staging area

Cactus Flat OHV Staging Area is off of Highway 18, north of Big Bear and south of Lucerne Valley.  Look for Forest Road 3N03 and go southeast, following the signs to the staging area. There is a vault toilet and a couple of picnic tables at the staging area along with ample parking and informational signs.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees An Adventure Pass is required on vehicles parked at staging area. Adventure Passes are $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Permit Info: California Campfire Permit is required when using propane stoves and lanterns.
Open Season: Open year-round
  • Vehicles on the OHV routes require either a license plate, red, or green sticker. Information for red and green sticker regulations and licensing requirements can be found at
  • No "Red Sticker" vehicles - May 1 through September 30
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake to the south, Lucerne Valley to the north
Water: none
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center:
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Call (909) 382-2790

General Information


Start from Highway 18 (east of Big Bear City). Turn south on Forest Road 3N03. Turn right on Forest Road 3N07Y. Proceed 1/4 mile to the staging area.

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Picnic tables 2 tables
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