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SERRANO, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SERRANO
Status: Closed through Thu Feb 26 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Serrano Campground is a beautiful place for campers to come to enjoy beautiful Big Bear Lake. It is a scenic and fairly modern campground that provides access to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, within walking distance of the lake. Accessed by the Rim of the World Scenic Byway, the campground is situated in a mountainous, pine forest setting. Sagebrush grows alongside the paved roads.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy access to a number of hiking and mountain biking trails found within a short distance of the campground. The Alpine Pedal Path and the Cougar Crest Trail are nearby and provide access to the Pacific Crest Trail. The Big Bear Ranger Station is within a mile of the campground. Rangers can provide maps of the area and answer any questions about trails.

Fishing and boating at Big Bear Lake are popular activities. The campground does not provide direct access to the lake, but a boat ramp is available about a mile away. Anglers can look forward to a possible catch of trout, bass, catfish, carp, bluegill and crappie, among others.

Facilities:

The campground offers more than a hundred sites for tent and RV camping. A couple dozen sites provide full utility hookups for RVs and a dump station is located within the campground.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee per night 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.
  • Fee for use of dump station will be collected at the time of use.
  • 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):
34.26139, -116.91944
34°15'41"N, 116°55'10"W

From I-10 in Redlands, take Highway 330 to Highway 18 in Running Springs. Continue east on Highway 18 at Big Bear Lake Dam, but do not cross the dam. Turn left onto highway 38 Continue on Highway 38 to North Shore Lane. Campground is 1/2 mile on left side of road across from Meadows Edge Day Use.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SERRANO
SAN BERNARDINO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)866-8021
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