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IRONWOOD GROUP CAMP, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ironwood Group Campground offers a secluded place for an extended family or large group getaway in the mountains of Southern California. A variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, target shooting, fishing and boating, can be found in the surrounding area.

Natural Features:

The campground is located near the town of Fawnskin, a few miles north of Big Bear Lake, at an elevation of 6,637 feet. It is situated in a pine forest with a grassy meadow. Mature trees provide ample shade in the campground.

Recreation:

The campground is not far from the Big Pine Flat Recreational Shooting Range, where designated target shooting is available. A variety of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails are in the area.

Fishing and boating at nearby Big Bear Lake are also 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 camping. It can accommodate up to 25 people and six vehicles. The campsite is equipped with picnic tables, a campfire circle and grills.

Vault toilets and trash collection are provided, but hookups and drinking water are not available. The parking surface within the campground is gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

A general store and restaurants are available in Fawnskin, 7 miles from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Shooting Range
  • Showers
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.
  • Available water is limited; please fill up RVs and trailers prior to entering the campground
  • 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):
34.30389, -117.01194
34°18'14"N, 117°0'43"W

From San Bernardino, travel east on I-10 to Running Springs. Turn onto Highway 18 to Big Bear Lake Dam but don't cross the dam. Go straight on Highway 38 to Fawnskin. Turn left on Rim of the World Drive (Forest Route 3N14) and continue for about 6 miles. Turn left and then right on Forest Route 3N97. Continue for a short distance to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

IRONWOOD GROUP CAMP
SAN BERNARDINO
CA

Phone Number:

Information: (909)866-3437
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