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Pineknot Family Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Pineknot Campground is located near the heart of Big Bear Lake and is a beautiful spot to stay.

  • 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

Reservations: Call NRRS 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
Fees $29 per night/per site. Holiday $31 per night/per site. Camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle. 2nd vehicle parking fee $7 per night.
Open Season: 04/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: California Land Managementwww.clm-services.com
Information Center: Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790

General Information


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.

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.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping


Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Flush
Parking 2nd vehicle parking fee $7 per night
Tent camping
Camping trailer