Pineknot Family Campground

Area Status: 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 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 1-877-444-6777 or 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
  • Single Site $34 - Holiday $34 - 8 person maximum
  • Camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle.
  • Extra vehicle fee $8 per night.
  • Checks under $50 not accepted.
Open Season: 04/21/2023 - 10/29/2023
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
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)

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping


Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking: 2nd vehicle parking fee $8 per night
Toilets: Flush
Drinking water:

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Recreation Areas

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