• Sugarloaf Fire Station saved from closure — for now April 18, 2019
    After three-plus hours of comments, concerns and rallies of keep our station open, Big Bear Fire Department will do just that. The Big Bear Fire Authority board voted to pursue budget option C, which will keep the Sugarloaf Fire Station…
  • Prep sports calendars belong to Bear Backers April 17, 2019
    Somebody may be misrepresenting themselves as Big Bear High School sports calendar representatives. Bear Backers wants the public and businesses to know their group is the only group working with the high school to produce sports calendars.
  • On the agenda April 17, 2019
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Check each agency’s website for a copy of the latest meeting agenda and supporting documents, and minutes from previous meetings. Or call each individual agency for more…
  • And then there were four April 17, 2019
    Big Bear residents are feeling like indulging grandparents this week. Shadow and Jackie are parents.
  • Celebrate the Earth in Big Bear Valley April 17, 2019
    Reduce, reuse, recycle and respect. Earth Day is Monday, April 22. But in keeping with the slogan that Earth Day is every day, Earth Day events take place throughout the holiday weekend. Attend one or all and show your support…
  • Big Bear elementary schools host kindergarten enrollment events April 17, 2019
    Bear Valley Unified School District has set early enrollment events at its elementary schools for kindergarten and TK. Meet the principal, receive enrollment materials and information, and tour the school. Parents may bring their children and family to the program.
  • Big Bear Fire revisits budget options April 17, 2019
    On April 17, at 4:30 p.m. the Big Bear Fire Station will open its doors for a budget workshop. The meeting of the Big Bear Fire Authority board is open to the public, and it’s expected that Big Bear residents…
  • Use public transit for free April 17, 2019
    Mountain Transit celebrates Earth Day with free rides.


In the Big Bear mountain region, explorers love camping near Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City, Fawnskin, and outerlying areas. The spots are convenient and exciting! Many sites have close access to activities like hiking, fishing, biking, and more. Plus, there are so many sites to choose from. Grounds in this area offer access to fishing, boating, hiking, and some are very close to shopping as well for a quick stop when needed.

RV Camping is one of the most comfortable and social means of camping. Big Bear mountain hosts both luxury RV camping sites and standard sites.

Group Campgrounds include sites close to Big Bear and surrounding cities, as well as sites farther out around the San Bernardino National Forest are maintained by the Forest Service. These include private and public grounds.

Yellow Post Campsites are for those who want a camping experience nestled deep in the woods. Designated sites are provided and include a flat clearing, picnic table and fire ring. The campsite requires no fee; however, for this option, campers must purchase an Adventure Pass and a campfire permit from the Discovery Center at (909) 866-3437.