• Big Bear Kmart not on latest list of closures October 19, 2018
    With the announcement that Sears Holdings was filing for bankruptcy Oct. 15, the question for Big Bear shoppers is — how will this affect the Big Bear Kmart?
  • Fire weather watch in effect October 19, 2018
    The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch that continues through Saturday, Oct. 20, for Orange County and the Inland Empire.
  • Anne Bush departs Planning Commission after 11 years October 19, 2018
    The flag salute was over and the roll called. Soon Anne Bush arrived at the part of the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission’s agenda where, as chairman of the board, she reads over the meeting’s presentations.
  • MWD election goes on as scheduled October 19, 2018
    Contrary to what you may have heard in the past 24 hours about an election cancellation for the Big Bear Municipal Water District Division 2 board member, the election is still a go. That’s according to Melissa Eichman, public information…
  • LifeStream returns to Big Bear October 17, 2018
    Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. The LifeStream bus is in Big Bear for a community blood drive Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Starbucks.
  • Moonridge residents want advance notice October 17, 2018
    The sun once shined directly into Allen and Karen Grossman’s Moonridge home, making the need for daytime lights unnecessary.
  • Early voting open for the statewide general election October 17, 2018
    Voting in the Nov. 6 election has begun at the county of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters office.
  • Dreams and fantasies on tour October 17, 2018
    What are you doing New Year’s Day 2019? If you are like millions across the country, you are parked in front of the TV, coffee in hand, maybe a pastry or two, maybe even Bloody Mary, watching the Tournament of…


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.