Camping & RV Guide for Big Bear Lake, CA

Whether it's a tent or RV, Big Bear has plenty of camping options.

Big Bear RV Parks - Get Hooked Up!

Holloway’s Marina & RV Park

Holloway’s Marina & RV Park is lakefront and has 115 RV sites with full hook-ups. Check out their boat rentals, kayak and paddleboard rentals while you’re visiting, or reserve a charter fishing experience and learn how to hook a rainbow. Holloway’s Marina is also home to the Pirate Ship Tour so you can set sail for a 90-minute adventure aboard the Time Bandit.

Big Bear Mobile Estates and RV Resort

Big Bear Mobile Estates and RV Resort is incredibly spacious and beautiful. The resort offers friendly, worry-free service and a beautiful selection of comfy RV sites for rent. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, or a permanent vacation home, we here at Big Bear are determined to make you a happy camper.

Big Bear RV Rentals

Big Bear RV Rentals is the only camping trailer rental company that will deliver RVs right to your campsite in the Big Bear Valley, surrounding areas, and Johnson Valley OHV. BBRVR is a family run and locally owned business. We are now the ONLY RV rental company allowed to deliver in the CLM/US Forest service run campsites in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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Tent Camping in Big Bear - Unplug & Getaway!

Learn about a few of Big Bear's most popular campgrounds!

Serrano Campground

Serrano Campground in Big Bear is just steps from the lake and has 109 campsites. If you are looking for the #1 spot in Big Bear for RV or tent camping, Serrano Campground will hook you up. Electric is available on select sites. Alpine Pedal Path runs right through the campground, so bring your bikes or you can rent them nearby from Paddles & Pedals. Close to the Big Bear Discovery Center, this campground offers easy access to hiking trails and other family fun activities.

Pine Knot Campground

Pine Knot Campground is tucked away in a densely forested area with 48 tent and RV campsites. Great family campground with easy access to several hiking and mountain biking trails. For big adventure, Snow Summit Bike Park & Adventure Academy are just steps from your campsite. This campground has fire rings and picnic tables with bear boxes at each site to store your edibles.

Holcomb Valley Campground

Holcomb Valley Campground is a few miles up Polique Canyon, a well-maintained dirt road, and has 19 campsites. Perfect for rock climbers, hikers and mountain bikers. Take your comfiest camp chairs for stargazing at night. Each site has a fire ring, a picnic table and a bear box for your edibles. There are pit toilets and no showers. Bring your own water.

Visit the San Bernardino National Forest website to search all available developed campgrounds.

San Bernardino National Forest Campsites

San Bernardino National Forest has several Group Campsites in Big Bear. These secluded forest campsites will accommodate up to 40 happy campers. Perfect for large family campouts, clubs, or groups of friends. There is a huge BBQ with five picnic tables, a fire ring and pit toilets for each location. No water or electric, so bring your own. Maximum of 8 vehicles per site.

Reservations for all campgrounds can be made at

Yellow Post Sites

Have you ever heard of Yellow Post Sites? Great for small groups (8 guests/2 car max) and definitely off-the-beaten path. There are about a dozen Yellow Post Sites in Big Bear Valley that are available on a first come/first served basis and they are free. You can stay for up to two weeks. Just remember to get your California Campfire Permit to use the fire ring. There are picnic tables at each of these sites, but no restrooms or water.

Find Yellow Post Sites on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.

Find Yellow Post Sites on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake.

Equestrian Camping

If you're bringing your own horses to town, explore these campgrounds designated to horseback riding:

Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground
Green Spot Equestrian Group

Horseback riding is also allowed on most Big Bear Trails. See our Hiking Page for a list of trails or stop into our Visitor Center to ask our helpful staff!