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CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION: Grays Peak Group Camp will be closed due to construction through December 2014.
Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.

GRAYS PEAK GROUP CAMP, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Grays Peak Group Campground is conveniently located for campers to enjoy all that the Big Bear Lake area has to offer. Many trailheads are nearby, leading visitors through the scenic forest that surrounds the campground.

Natural Features:

The campground is located 45 miles outside San Bernardino at an elevation of 7,132 feet. It is nestled in a mixed conifer forest with a grassy understory. Mature trees provide much shade throughout the area, but open meadows are also available.

Recreation:

The campground provides access to a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails, including the Grays Peak Trail, which leads to Hanna Flat Campground. The 3.4-mile trail starts with some steep climbing before easing into a gradual incline after a mile. The Butler Park Fire Lookout is a short, 1-mile hike or bike from the campground.

Fishing and boating in nearby Big Bear Lake are popular activities. Anglers can look forward to a catch of trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass. Because of cold water temperatures and the presence of underwater obstacles near the shorelines, swimming at the lake is somewhat discouraged, unless done in designated areas.

Facilities:

The campground offers one large group site for tent and RV camping. It can accommodate up to 40 people and eight vehicles. Parking spurs are gravel and utility hookups are not provided.

The campsite is equipped with several tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water and trash collection are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

The Big Bear Discovery Center is located about 5 miles from the campground. A variety of information regarding the area, a gift shop, educational programs, an interpretive trail and restroom facilities are available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Gift Shop
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available
  • 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):
34.27333, -116.97056
34°16'24"N, 116°58'14"W

Take I-10 east (State Highway 330) to Running Springs. Turn onto State Highway 18 and continue to Big Bear Lake Dam but do not cross the dam. Drive straight on State Highway 38 to Fawnskin and turn left on Rim of the World Drive (Forest Route 3N14). Continue for just over a mile to Forest Route 2N13. Follow Forest Route 2N13 for a short distance to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GRAYS PEAK GROUP CAMP
SAN BERNARDINO
CA

Phone Number:

Information: (909)866-8550
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