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JUNIPER SPRINGS GROUP CAMP, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: JUNIPER SPRINGS GROUP CAMP
Status: Closed through Thu May 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Juniper Springs Group Campground is a primitive facility located about 10 miles from Big Bear Lake, a scenic, year-round recreation destination. The camp offers a great location from which to explore the mountains of Southern California.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in the San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of 7,739 feet, where ponderosa pines dot the site. A pinyon pine and juniper woodland and meadow surround the area and a small pond is on-site.

Recreation:

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

Fishing and boating are popular activities at nearby Big Bear Lake. Anglers can look forward to a catch of 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.

Facilities:

The campground offers a large group site for tent or RV camping. It can accommodate up to 40 people and eight vehicles. Standard SUVs or vehicles with four-wheel drive and/or higher clearance are required to access the campground.

The site is equipped with picnic tables and a campfire circle. A large grill is also available. Vault toilets and non-potable water are provided. Trash collection and drinking water are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

A grocery store, general store and restaurants can be found 11 miles away in Big Bear Lake. Showers are available at Serrano Campground, 15 miles from Juniper Springs. San Bernardino is about 50 miles away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Non-Potable Water
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Golf
  • Lake Access
  • Restaurant
  • Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is operated by Mountaintop Recreation A Division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated. Comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website.
  • Drinking water is not available at the campground
  • 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 Ranger Station, 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):
34.21972, -116.71639
34°13'11"N, 116°42'59"W

From San Bernardino, merge onto I-10 and travel east toward Redlands/Indio, about 8 miles. Exit at University Street and turn left. Turn right onto Lugonia Avenue and continue to Mentone Boulevard. Continue onto Highway 38 and drive about 35 miles. Turn right onto Forest Route 2N01 and travel about 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Route 2N64Y and continue less than a mile to the campground. The dirt road prevents low-clearance vehicles from accessing the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JUNIPER SPRINGS GROUP CAMP
SAN BERNARDINO
CA

Phone Number:

Information: (909)866-8550
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