• Lightning strike causes fire near Gold Mountain August 17, 2018
    In the midst of a thunderstorm that brought heavy rain, lightning also sparked a fire north of Highway 18 on Aug. 16.
  • Forest Service resumes sale of wood permits August 17, 2018
    After a couple months on hiatus, wood cutting permits are once again for sale in Big Bear Valley, the U.S. Forest Service confirmed Aug. 16.
  • Heavy rains deluge Big Bear Valley August 16, 2018
    And the rains come again — along with thunder, lightning and a bit of hail. At around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, a large thunderstorm cell covered most of Big Bear Valley. Flash flooding is possible. Please use caution if…
  • Units respond to report of possible fire August 16, 2018
    UPDATE: 12:29 p.m. Aug. 16. A small fire has been spotted in the area and firefighters have responded to the Gold Incident. A 20-foot X 20-foot fire sparked up in the Gold Mountain area north of Highway 18 Thursday Aug…
  • Flash flood watch in effect for Big Bear August 16, 2018
    The skies opened up over the eastern portion of Big Bear Valley yesterday, and today, Aug. 16, could be a repeat.
  • Flooding, rock slides close highway August 15, 2018
    UPDATE: 5:54p.m. Rain has lightened up some and Highway 18 to Lucerne Valley has been cleared.
  • Traffic collision near Snow Valley August 15, 2018
    At 11:46 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, there was a report of a single vehicle traffic collision near Snow Valley on Highway 18. The vehicle landed on its side in a ditch. California Highway Patrol responded to the incident. The vehicle…
  • Sharks in Big Bear? August 15, 2018
    That’s right, at least on the big screen. The Sierra Club Big Bear Group shows a documentary about sharks on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Big Bear Discovery Center.


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.