Area Status: Open
Dispersed Camping - Yellow Post Site Sign

A typical yellow post site with amenities


These 13 yellow post sites are individual camping sites. Each campsite is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No reservations.

Each site is limited to a maximum of 8 persons at any one time. There is limited parking at these sites for 2 vehicles. Amenities includes 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring. There are no restroom facilities. There is no drinking water.

Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year. Click here for current fire restriction information.

Where are the Sites?

Contact the Big Bear Discovery Center for current fire restriction information and road conditions. (909) 382-2790 (closed Tues/Wed).

Leave No Trace!These yellow post sites are on dirt roads, north and south of Big Bear Lake. Please refer to the yellow-post site map available below or pick one up at the Big Bear Discovery Center. High-clearance vehicles are recommended and four-wheel drive vehicles may also be required to reach these sites, depending on current road conditions. RV's and trailers are not recommended.

Yellow Post Maps:
North Shore Big Bear Lake
South Shore Big Bear Lake

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol . Wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed only in the agency provided fire rings and barbecues. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. Get your CA Campfire Permit.
Reservations: First Come/First Serve, No Reservations
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Parking
Permit Info: Valid California Campfire Permit required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and lanterns. Subject to fire use restrictions.
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 8 persons maximum. 2 vehicles maximum.
  • Avoid parking on grasses and vegetation at all times.
  • Yellow post campsites have a 14 day camping limit.
Pack It In/Pack It OutPack out what you pack in and Leave No Trace!
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake and Fawnskin
Water: No Water
Restroom: No Restroom
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
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)



Tent camping: 8 people maximum
Parking: 2 vehicles maximum

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