Big Pine Flat Family Campground

Area Status: Open
This campground is situated in the forest about one-half hour north of Big Bear Lake.

Big Pine Flat Family Campground is located in the mountains at an elevation of 6820 feet. It has 19 sites and is a first come-first serve campground. There is an on-site campground host. Campsites include picnic table, fire ring, and drinking water. Nearest showers are located at Serrano Campground. For more information and current fire restrictions call the Big Bear Discovery Center: 1-909-382-2790.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Single Site $29 - Holiday $30 - 8 person maximum
  • Camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle.
  • Extra vehicle fee $8 per night.
  • Checks under $50 not accepted.
Open Season: 04/19/2024 - 10/05/2024
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Campsite Space/Spur length is 30 feet. The availability of water is limited. Please fill up trailers/RV's before coming to the campground. All pets must be leashed. CA State Parks OHVMust 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: Fawnskin
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Vista RECREATION ™
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)

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/SR-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 7 miles to Big Pine Flat Campground. The Big Pine Flat Campground entrance gates will be on your left, 50 yards past 3N16.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 19

OHV Camping

OHV Road Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Class of Vehicle OHV


Parking: 2nd Vehicle parking fee $8/ per night
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

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