South Fork Family Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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

Current Conditions: Closed for the season.
Reservations: No Reservations- First Come /First Serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Single site $26.00 per night. 2nd vehicle parking fee $8 per night.
Open Season: 05/22/2020 - 09/22/2020
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Angeles Oaks and Big Bear City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center: Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790

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.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping


Picnic tables 1 table
Drinking water
Toilets Vault
Parking Space length 30' -2nd vehicle parking fee $7 per night
Tent camping
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Be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases; transporting it can move these pests.

Be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases that threaten California's valuable forest resources. Transporting firewood can move these pests to new locations. Link opens in a new window