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Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground is a beautiful place to take the horses on a camping outing. The facility is comfortably equipped for the equestrian camper and is close to a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. It is also not far from the scenic, year-round recreation destination of Big Bear Lake.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in the San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of 6,820 feet. It is situated in a hilly area dotted with mature evergreens. Wide open meadows exist throughout the area. The trees provide ample shade within the campground, however, there are some sunny spots.

Recreation:

Fishing and boating at Big Bear Lake are popular activities. Anglers can look forward to trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass, among other species. Because of the very cold water and the presence of underwater obstacles near the shorelines, swimming at the lake is discouraged.

Visitors also enjoy hiking and mountain biking. A variety of trailheads can be accessed near the campground. Off-road vehicle use is popular as well. Nearby Cactus Flats consists of approximately 68 miles of off-road vehicle and motorcycle trails. A picnic area is available at Cactus Flats.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group equestrian site, available for tent and RV camping. It can accommodate up to 25 people and five vehicles. Utility hookups are not available and parking surfaces are gravel.

The site is equipped with horse corrals, hitching racks and a horse staging area, as well as watering stations. The campsite has multiple tables, grills and a campfire circle. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection bins are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Markets and restaurants are available in Fawnskin, about 7 miles from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Sites
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Staging Area
  • Horse Watering Station
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Shooting Range
Know Before You Go
  • Water is limited; fill trailers and RVs prior to arriving
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest
Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures, contact the Big Bear Discovery Center at (909) 866-3437.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.31694, -116.68556
34°19'1"N, 116°41'8"W

Take Highway 330 to Running Springs, then head northeast on Highway 18 to Highway 38. Do not cross the Big Bear Lake Dam. Continue on Highway 38 to Fawnskin. Turn onto Forest Road 3N14 and continue about 6 miles to Forest Road 3N16. Turn left and continue less than a mile, then turn right and continue to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground
SAN BERNARDINO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)866-8550
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