• Highway 38 reopens, chains required February 16, 2019
    Reports are that Highway 38 is open in all directions, even though Caltrans still reports it closed.
  • Roads to Big Bear remain closed February 15, 2019
    Road closures remain in effect on Highways 18 and 38 due to storm damage and mud slides.
  • Moose Lodge damaged during storm February 15, 2019
    Mother Nature brought plenty of rain to Big Bear for Valentine's Day, but she left behind a mess to clean up.
  • Big Bear drying out February 15, 2019
    Flood waters have mostly receded and much of the debris flow on main roads in Big Bear has been cleared. Left behind are downed trees, icy roads, chilly temperatures and snow in the forecast.
  • Structure fire reported in Sugarloaf February 15, 2019
    UPDATE: Fire crews have knocked down a fire in a small hone in Sugarloaf that was reported about 7 p.m. It’s unknown if anyone was at home at the tine of the fire.
  • More road closures reported February 15, 2019
    As the heavy rain continues, road closures in the Valley mount.
  • Trees fall in Big Bear and beyond February 14, 2019
    Trees and power lines are falling throughout Big Bear Valley due to the major rain storm that has pounded Big Bear on this 2019 Valentine’s Day.
  • Little Arctic Circle in Big Bear closed. February 14, 2019
    Highway 18 between Big Bear Dam and Boulder Bay is closed due the roadway partially washing away.


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.