Big Bear Lake California

Big Bear Camping

Cute campsite visitor at a Big Bear campground

Big Bear Camping is one of the most popular activities during the summer in the mountains of Southern California. Big Bear Lake and the surrounding Valley offers visitors many beautiful campsites to choose from. The cool summer temperatures make camping an enjoyable and economical way to spend your family vacation outdoors where you can get away from it all while getting in touch with nature.  If you take young children camping, it’s a sure bet that they will love it and treasure the memories for the rest of their lives. Waking up in a tent or RV to the pine-scented air and forest of tall trees is still one of the best ways to unwind.

The Big Bear campsites are very popular, so its best to make an advance reservations; the Yellow Post wilderness sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Although its unlikely that you will see a bear, they do live in the area, so please store your food etc. in sealed containers in your trunk or RV when not in use.

The days in the summer can get hot, but the nights are generally cool, so bring warm clothes for those evening campfire gatherings. Happy Camping!

Backpackers can camp in the forest but there are a few rules: No fires – you must camp at least 200 ft from streams and water – ¼ mile from designated campgrounds – ¼ mile from private property.