• County Board of Supervisors delays 3rd District selection December 13, 2018
    Five candidates for the vacant seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will have to wait a few more days for a board decision. According to Lauren Welch, clerk of the board, on Dec. 12 the board received…
  • Putz chosen to lead Big Bear Lake City Council December 13, 2018
    There’s a new mayor in town. At the Dec. 10 regular meeting of the Big Bear Lake City Council, Randall Putz was chosen by council members as mayor for 2019. Rick Herrick was elected mayor pro tem by his peers.…
  • Units respond to traffic collision on Highway 38 December 12, 2018
    One person is injured, another is reportedly missing after an SUV overturned 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks on Highway 38 Wednesday, Dec. 12.
  • Forest Service plans pile burns in Big Bear area December 12, 2018
    If you see smoke in the sky to the east or south of Big Bear Valley during the next few days, don’t worry. The San Bernardino National Forest fire crews are conducting pile burns.
  • Toy drive for military families December 12, 2018
    The American Legion Riders Chapter 584 is holding a Christmas toy drive to help support the Armed Forces YMCA that helps at least 250 families that are stationed at Twentynine Palms.
  • ESL bids on Sears Holdings stores December 12, 2018
    There is a long way to go before the Sears Holdings bankruptcy issue reaches a conclusion. But for now, there is some good news for Big Bear Lake Kmart employees and shoppers.
  • Bill Jahn makes supervisor short list December 12, 2018
    First there were 48. Then 13. Now, after a full day of interviews and discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has whittled the list of potential appointees to the 3rd District to five.
  • Conversion to First Foundation complete December 12, 2018
    First Foundation Bank is here to stay. The ATM machines are gone for good.


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.