Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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).

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 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: Winter 2019 Information:
  • Yellow Post Site # 1 is closed for Eagle Habitat. No public entry is allowed per Forest Order.
  • Yellow Post Sites #2 and #3 are open but inaccessible by vehicle due to road closures caused by damage during winter storms in 2019. 
General Notes: Yellow Post Sites that are located on the south side of Big Bear Lake are not accessible by vehicle during winter months. Yellow Post site 54 is located via Forest Service Road 2N93, which is also included in the winter/seasonal road closures. Accessing the Yellow Post Sites on the north side of Big Bear Lake during winter months should be taken with caution. Please call the Big Bear Discovery Center for current conditions. Please see current fire restrictions for an explanation. California Campfire Permit required.
Reservations: First Come/First Serve, No Reservations
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Parking
Fees Adventure Pass is not required.
Permit Info: Valid California Campfire Permit required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and laterns. - subject to fire use restrictions
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 8 person maximum. 2 vehicle maximum. Avoid parking on grasses and vegetation at all times. Yellow post campsites have a 14 day camping limit.
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake and Fawnskin
Water: No Water
Restroom: No Restroom
Passes: Adventure Pass is not required.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping


Picnic tables
Parking 2 vehicles maximum
Tent camping 8 people maximum