Ironwood Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Ironwood Group Camp is located in the San Bernadino Mountains, north of the town of Fawnskin, CA. This campground is in a pine forest at an elevation of 6,637 feet. Ironwood Group is a reservation only campground. Amenities include 4 picnic tables, 1 group fire ring, 2 double pedestal grills and vault toilets.

The nearest showers are at Serrano Campground. Markets and restaurants are available in Fawnskin (seven miles). Hiking, biking, target shooting, and off-highway vehicle trails are also available nearby. Please check for current fire restrictions with the Big Bear Discovery Center Discovery Center: 909-382-2790

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Reservation only.
Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit  Reservations can be made as early as 12 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Per night $115.00
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Maximum of 25 persons and 5 vehicles. No refunds are given for bad weather. No extra vehicles can be accommodated at this site. Available water is limited. Please fill up RVs/trailers before coming to the campground. Please check for current fire restrictions with the Discovery Center: 909-382-2790.
Closest Towns: Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center:
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Call (909) 382-2790

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 into Big Bear City, to E. Big Bear Blvd. Turn left onto E. Big Bear Blvd./SR-38. Turn right onto Greenway Drive/CA-18/SR-38. Turn left onto North Shore Drive, SR-38. Continue on North Shore Drive/Hwy 38 until you reach the City of Fawnskin. As you reach the “Y”, veer right on to Rim of the World Drive, past the County Fire Station 96. Continue on Rim of the World, after the pavement ends the road turns into Forest Road 3N14. This dirt road will take you approximately 6.1 miles. Turn left, then right on 3N97 for a short distance to the 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.

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Group Camping


Picnic tables 4 tables
Drinking water No water
Toilets Vault toilets
Parking 5 vehicles maximum
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