Tanglewood Group Campground


Area Status: Open
Image of open area of Tanglewood Group Campground

Tanglewood Group Campground is located in Holcomb Valley, approximately 45 miles from San Bernardino, at an elevation of 7,542 feet. This campground is situated in a Juniper/Pinyon forest. Amenities include 6 picnic tables, 1 double pedestal grill, 1 single pedestal grill, 1 group fire ring and vault toilets. There is no trash pick up so please bring garbage bags. Markets and restaurants are available in Big Bear.

Popular activities include boating, fishing, and swimming at Big Bear Lake. Other recreation opportunities in the area include hiking, biking, and rock climbing. Gold Fever Trail is nearby. Please check for current fire restrictions with the Discovery Center: 1-909-382-2790.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, 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/ 
Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made as early as 12 months or as late as 24 hours in advance based on availability.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $132.00 per night, Holiday $142.0 per night.
Open Season: 05/06/2022 - 10/22/2022
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Campground capacity, maximum of 40 persons and 8 vehicles. No extra vehicles can be accommodated at this campground. No refunds are given for bad weather.
Closest Towns: Fawnskin and Big Bear Lake
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

Directions:

Directions from Redlands:

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/CA-18/SR-38. Turn left onto North Shore Drive, SR-38.Continue on North Shore Drive/Hwy 38 until you reach the Van Dusen Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 3N09. Make a right hand turn on Van Dusen Canyon Road. Continue on the Forest Service Road 3N09 for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 3N16, continue for approximately 2 miles. Make a right on Forest Service Road 3N79 to the Group Campground.

Directions from San Bernardino:

Take I-10 East to San Bernardino. Merge onto CA-210 W via Exit 77 toward CA-330/Highland. Merge onto CA-330 N via Exit 81 toward Mtn Resorts. CA-330 N becomes CA-18 in the town of Running Springs. Take CA-18 to Big Bear. At the Dam/Bridge, turn left onto CA-38 at the signal light towards Fawnskin. Continue on North Shore Drive/CA-38 through Fawnskin. Continue on North Shore Drive/Hwy 38 until you reach the Van Dusen Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 3N09. Make a left  hand turn on Van Dusen Canyon Road. Continue on the Forest Service Road 3N09 for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 3N16, continue for approximately 2 miles. Make a right on Forest Service Road 3N79 to the Group Campground.


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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Group Camping

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables: 6 tables
Tent camping:
Parking: 8 Vehicles Maximum
Toilets: Vault toilets

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.292510

  Longitude : 
-116.863561

  Elevation : 
7542