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: South Shore Yellow Posts Sites are located within the following closed Forest Service Roads,  2N10, 2N08, 2N06 & 1N54 due to seasonal winter road closures. North Shore Yellow Post Sites status- Sites #2, #3 & #4 are located behind locked gates.
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
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
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Call (909) 382-2790



Picnic tables
Parking 2 vehicles maximum
Tent camping 8 people maximum
Areas & Activities
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