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TANGLEWOOD GROUP CAMP, CA

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

Overview

The Tanglewood Group Campground provides a picturesque spot for an extended family or large group getaway. It is nestled in the pine-covered mountains of Southern California, providing a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors of any age.

Natural Features:

The campground is located northeast of Big Bear Lake at an elevation of 7,542 feet. It is situated in a dense pine forest along the Gold Fever Auto Tour Trail, which provides a variety of interpretive sites that highlight the rich gold mining history of the area.

Recreation:

A variety of hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicle trails are nearby, including the scenic Gold Fever Trail. Climbing is also a popular activity.

Fishing and boating in the nearby Big Bear Lake are also popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the campground. Anglers can look forward to a catch of trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass, among other fish. 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 campsite, available for tent and RV camping. It can accommodate up to 40 people and eight vehicles. The access road to the campground is dirt and gravel.

The campsite is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available and there are no trash collection services at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

A general store and restaurants are available about eight miles southwest of the campground in Fawnskin. The closest available showers are at Serrano Campground, east of Fawnskin.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Auto Touring
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Shooting Range
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available at the campground
  • No hookups available
  • Parking space is limited
  • 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):
34.29222, -116.86444
34°17'32"N, 116°51'52"W

Take I-10 (Highway 330) to Running Springs. Turn onto Highway 18 and continue to Big Bear Lake Dam. Continue on Highway 38 for 8 miles. Turn left on Van Dusen Canyon Road (Forest Route 3N09) and drive for 4 miles. Turn right onto Forest Route 3N16 and travel approximately 2 miles. Take a right on Forest Route 3N79 and continue approximately 0.8 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TANGLEWOOD GROUP CAMP
SAN BERNARDINO
SAN BERNADINO CA

Phone Number:

Information: (909)866-3437
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