• Time for a cold one in Big Bear June 19, 2018
    The July 4 issue of Big Bear Now is the beer issue and we want your opinion. Tell us what, and why you drink beer in Big Bear by taking this 2 minute survey.
  • Fundraiser for Isaac Angulo June 19, 2018
    At the age of 32, Isaac Angulo was diagnosed with progressive primary multiple sclerosis. Now, at age 37, his condition is deteriorating rapidly.
  • School year comes to end in Big Bear June 16, 2018
    Bear Valley Unified School District campuses said goodbye to the 2017-18 school year. Seniors at Big Bear and Chautauqua High Schools were celebrated at graduation ceremonies. Eighth-graders were promoted at Big Bear Middle School, sixth-graders made the leap to middle…
  • Fire reported June 14, 2018
    UPDATE: The commercial structure fire was a washing machine at the Sugar Tub Laundromat in Sugarloaf. No major damage reported, and no injuries. Big Bear Fire Department personnel were on scene and extinguished the fire quickly.
  • Summer college plans for 10 Big Bear students June 13, 2018
    As the 2017-18 school year comes to an end, there are 10 Big Bear Middle School girls making college plans.
  • Learn to dance at the Senior Center June 13, 2018
    Join the fun, make new friends, socialize and learn to dance. Bear Valley Ballroom Dancers meets the first, third and fifth Friday of the month at the Big Bear Valley Senior Center.
  • Sheriff’s Log June 13, 2018
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  • Caltrans preps for bridge work on Route 38 June 13, 2018
    Motorists can expect minor delays on State Route 38 at Mountain Home Creek Bridge from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-30 for bridge maintenance. There will be one-way traffic control and one lane open during the construction period.


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.