Cactus Flat OHV Staging Area
Cactus Flat OHV Staging Area is off of Highway 18, north of Big Bear and south of Lucerne Valley. Look for Forest Road 3N03 and go southeast, following the signs to the staging area. There is a vault toilet and a couple of picnic tables at the staging area along with ample parking and informational signs.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/|
|Operational Hours:||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Area Amenities:||Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||An Adventure Pass ($5/day, $30/year) or Interagency Passes are required on vehicles parked at staging area. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.|
|Permit Info:||California Campfire Permit is required when using propane stoves and lanterns.|
|Open Season:||Open year-round|
|Restrictions:|| Must have current registration and operating spark arrestor. You are required by the California Vehicle Code to have a spark arrester, maintained and in effective working order, whenever you are operating your OHV on any forest-covered land, brush-covered land, or grass-covered land.
|Closest Towns:||Big Bear Lake to the south, Lucerne Valley to the north|
|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)
Start from Highway 18 (east of Big Bear City). Turn south on Forest Road 3N03. Turn right on Forest Road 3N07Y. Proceed 1/4 mile to the staging area.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Propane stoves and lanterns are allowed with a California Campfire Permit. Campfires and/or Barbeque grills (wood and charcoal) are not allowed.
|Current Conditions:||Campfires and/or Barbeque grills (wood and charcoal) are not allowed.|
OHV Road Riding
OHV Trail Riding
- Pinyon OHV Trail
- Vista OHV Trail
- Vista OHV Trail Connector
- Joshua Loop OHV Trail
- Pinyon OHV Trail Connector
|Picnic tables:||2 tables|