• Culvert project set for Highway 330 February 18, 2018
    Caltrans begins rehabilitating 12 existing culverts on Highway 330 near Running Springs Wednesday, Feb. 21. The $800,000 project, awarded to United Engineering & Construction of Glendale, will extend the life of the culverts.
  • Big Bear under winter weather advisory February 18, 2018
    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather message/advisory for the San Bernardino Mountains including the cities of Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood, Idyllwild, Lake Arrowhead and Crestline.
  • Big Bear Fire, Mercy Air now partners February 14, 2018
    Big Bear Fire Department is flying. The department begins air medical services Wednesday, Feb. 14.
  • Big Bear’s baby eagles have landed February 14, 2018
    Pass the cigars. Jackie and Mr. B, Big Bear’s resident bald eagles, are parents of two bouncing baby eaglets.
  • Scott Thomas Slawta February 14, 2018
    Born Jan. 17, 1958, Scott Thomas Slawta passed away Jan. 17, 2018. Son, father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friends. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
  • Reservoir retrofit February 14, 2018
    The reservoir at Big Bear City Community Services District’s Paradise Maintenance Yard is empty. It was drained to allow for earthquake retrofitting and other maintenance.
  • Big Bear Lake listed for mercury February 14, 2018
    Grocery store tuna has about double the mercury levels of the bass in Big Bear Lake. So why is there now an advisory warning people about the mercury levels in fish in Big Bear Lake?
  • Peter Boss tapped as new healthcare district director February 14, 2018
    There’s a new face on the healthcare district board, but Peter Boss is anything but new to health care and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District.


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.