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BUTTERCUP GROUP CAMP, CA

part ofSAN BERNARDINO NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: BUTTERCUP GROUP CAMP
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Buttercup Group Camp is an outdoor oasis nestled in Southern California's pine-covered mountains. Big Bear Lake is nearby, a popular destination for a variety of recreational activities. The campground offers a great escape from city life and it is one of the best locales for group camping.

Natural Features:

The group campground is situated at an elevation of about 7,000 feet and is heavily forested with pine trees. The site is relatively shady and secluded. It is about two miles from Big Bear Lake and is accessed by a dirt road.

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 shoreline, swimming at the lake is sometimes discouraged.

Visitors also enjoy the area's plentiful hiking, mountain biking and climbing opportunities. The campground provides access to a number of trails and points of exploration.

Facilities:

The group campground offers one large, accessible site that can accommodate up to 40 people and eight vehicles for tent or RV camping. The site is equipped with tables, grills and a campfire circle. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

A general store and restaurants can be found in the city of Big Bear Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Circles
  • Climbing
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Propane
  • Swimming
  • Wireless Internet
Know Before You Go
  • 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


The campground is managed by Mountain Top Recreation, a division of California Land Management. Comment forms and more information are available from campground hosts or CLM's website.

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):
34.23528, -116.88028
34°14'7"N, 116°52'49"W

From San Bernardino, take I-10 east to Running Springs. Turn onto State Highway 18 and continue to Big Bear Lake Dam. Continue about 6 miles on State Highway 18 and turn right on Summit Boulevard. Turn left at the end of road and go about a half-mile to the second gate on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BUTTERCUP GROUP CAMP
SAN BERNARDINO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)866-8550
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