South Fork Family Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This campground is located alongside the South Fork Santa Ana River.

This family campground is located at 6,400' in elevation in a pine/fir forest near the Santa Ana River along Hwy 38 between Angelus Oaks and Big Bear Lake. There are 28 sites. Each site accommodates a maximum of 8 persons. First come/first serve; no reservations accepted. Open during the summer and fall months only.

At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations- First Come /First Serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Single Site $29 - Holiday $31 - 8 person maximum
  • Camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle.
  • Extra vehicle fee $8 per night.
  • Checks under $50 not accepted.
Open Season: 05/05/2023 - 09/29/2023
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Angeles Oaks and Big Bear City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
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 the Discovery Center take SR Hwy 38 towards Redlands for 23 miles and turn left into the campground.

From the Mill Creek Work Center take SR Hwy 38 towards Big Bear for 21.6 miles and turn right into the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping


Picnic tables: 1 table
Tent camping:
Parking: Space length 30' -2nd vehicle parking fee $8 per night
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water:

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