Big Pine Flat Family Campground

San Bernardino National Forest

San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, California

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Big Pine Flat Family Campground

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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Large campsites. Some sites are well shaded.
Cons: 
Noise from OHV activity. Long dirt access road.
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Region:
San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, CA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$23.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
California Adventure Pass
Tent/Car sites: 
19
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Big Pine Flat is located some distance from Big Bear northward along a winding dirt road. This is a good choice if your family wants some seclusion from the lakeshore area. The campground is popular with OHV users because of the off-roading areas nearby, so noise and dust can be factors.

During weekdays and less busy times of year, however, this campground is a great bet for finding solitude among the pines. Amenities include ample parking, picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water vault toilets, and trash cans. Reservations are not available at Big Pine Flat; it is first-come, first-served only.

Note: Big Pine Flat Family Campground is typically open from the end of April through the end of October. Call the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909.382.2790 for details. A four-wheel drive high clearance vehicle is not required, but it is recommended.

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