Buttercup Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This group campground is located near the heart of Big Bear Lake.

This group campground is located on the south side of Big Bear Lake near Pineknot Family Campground and Snow Summit Ski Resort. It accommodates up to 40 people and 8 vehicles.  Vehicle access is on a Forest Service  road. Amenities include 5 picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, 1 group fire ring and vault toilets.

This campground is "Pack it in. Pack it out". There is no trash service. All pets must be leashed.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campfires, including grill/barbeque fires, will be prohibited beginning June 23, 2021.
Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.  Reservations can be made as early as 12 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $137.00 per night.
Open Season: 05/28/2021 - 10/09/2021
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:  Please bring garbage bags; This facility is "Pack it in. Pack it out". For current fire restrictions contact the Big Bear Discovery Center. All pets must be leashed.
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center: Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790

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 on to E. Big Bear Blvd./SR-38. Continue westbound on Big Bear Blvd/SR-18 into the City of Big Bear Lake. Continue on Hwy 18 to Summit Blvd. Turn left on Summit Blvd. (signal light) and continue to the end of Summit Blvd. Turn left on the last road at the end of summit Blvd. and continue past Pineknot Campground about 0.1 mile to Buttercup Group Camp. Road is passable by all vehicles.

General Notes:

Reservations can be placed as late as 24 hours in advance based upon availability. For example, reservations could be made on a Thursday before 2pm, for a Friday 2pm check in, if there is availability.

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables 5 tables
Tent camping
Parking 8 vehicles
Toilets Vault toilet
Drinking water Potable
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