Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
Image of the Heart Bar Equestrian Campground Entrance Sign with trees in the background

This equestrian group campground is located in the Heart Bar Campground Complex just outside the Sand to Snow National Monument. There are 46 corrals and 11 wood tables. Only campers WITH HORSES are permitted to camp at Heart Bar Equestrian Campground. An alternative group campground for campers without horses is Skyline Group Campground. Amenities include accessible restrooms, 1 group fire ring, flush toilets, potable water and showers. Maximum occupancy is 65 people. Firewood is available at Heart Bar Family Campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: Call 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
  • Group Site $314 - Holiday $324
Open Season: 04/21/2023 - 10/15/2023
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Campground capacity, maximum of 65 persons and 21 vehicles. This campground requires a 2 day minimum stay on weekends and a 3 day minimum stay on holiday weekends. Dogs must be leashed.
Closest Towns: Big Bear City and Angeles Oaks
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Accessible Flush Toilets
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


Take I-10 East to Redlands. Take the University Street exit, EXIT 80. Turn left (northbound) on University Street. Turn right onto E. Lugonia Avenue/SR-38. Continue on State Highway 38. From the Mill Creek Work Station go approximately 24.55 miles to Forest Service Road 1N02. Make a right on FS Road 1N02. Continue on 1N02 to Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground.

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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Group Camping

Horse Camping


Camping trailer:
Picnic tables: Tables
Tent camping:
Parking: 21 vehicles maximum
Toilets: Flush toilets
Drinking water: Potable water

Recreation Areas

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