bear paw icon

Camping & RV Parks

camping 1

Camping Info and RV Guide for Big Bear Lake, CA

Get back to nature when you go camping in Big Bear Lake! Known for having great campsites, Big Bear campgrounds offer outdoor enthusiasts several options. Whether you are tent camping in Big Bear or want a lakefront Big Bear RV park chock full of amenities, Big Bear has campsites for every outdoor lifestyle. There are even free campsites in Big Bear, set deep in the forest where you can reconnect with mother nature. Big Bear has pet-friendly campgrounds and hiking trails. Four-legged family members are always welcome.

Hook me up! Big Bear RV Parks.

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.

camping 1

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.

Big Bear RV Rentals will rent you an RV and deliver it right to your Big Bear campsite. They hook everything up and make sure your RV is ready to go before you arrive. Bring your family, food and linens...they are not included.

Camping...Unplugged! Tent Camping in Big Bear.

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.

camping 3

Holcomb Valley Campground is a few miles up Polique Canyon, a well-maintained dirt road, and has 19 campsites. Perfect for off-road junkies, 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.

San Bernardino National Forest has several Group Campsites in Big Bear. You can reserve yours at 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.

camping 4

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.

Travel Tools
  • Visitor Guide
  • Newsletter
  • Photo Gallery
  • Video Gallery
  • Interactive Map
  • Directions
  • Coupons
  • Events Calendar