Hanna Flat Campground is a family-friendly facility nestled in the pine-covered mountains of Southern California. It offers access to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and a beautiful location to enjoy nature.
A number of hiking and biking trails are nearby, including 3.5-mile Gray's Peak Trail that connects to Hanna Flat Trail, and 10 miles of unmarked trails that lead to Coxcomb Creek.
Fishing and boating at nearby Big Bear Lake are popular activities. Anglers can look forward to a catch of trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass. Because of cold water temperatures and the presence of underwater obstacles near the shorelines, swimming at the lake is often discouraged.
The campground offers over 80 single-family sites for tent or RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill.
Vault toilets and trash collection are provided, but no hookups are available. A dump station is available at nearby Serrano Campground.
A portion of the road to the campground is rough dirt, but within the campground, the roads are paved.
The campground is located off the Rim of the World Scenic Byway in the San Bernardino Mountains. A dense pine forest covers the area, where portions of the campground are heavily shaded. Some sites offer more privacy due to thick shrub growth. The area is home to a variety of wildlife and birds.
The town of Fawnskin is less than 3 miles from the campground, offering groceries, restaurants and fuel.
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We happened to find a great spot here on Labor Day weekend. Total luck shot. We got a great spot where we saw an amazing sunset. We’ll definitely be staying here again.
Overall a great campground. They have several reservable sites and several first come first serve sites. The campground is very well maintained. There are areas with several trees and areas with few trees. Some sites with privacy and others that are right on top of each other. This is typically where we go for our first camping trip of the summer. Depending on the weekend it can fill up so we always make reservations. The lake is a short drive away and there are plenty of off-road trails to explore in the area. The campground also has a trailhead in it that allows you to hike to the lake or up the mountain a few miles.
There are two sides to the site, reserved only and first come first serve. Both are well maintained and have portapottys. There is a decent trail that is behind some sites on the reserved side that is good for hiking or MTB (I rode MTB). The road to the site gets pretty rough. It is bumpy and very rutted in some spots, I saw a few cars but I would recommend something with decent ground clearance. Also after rain I can see some areas becoming impassable for cars. They have bear lockers at almost every site so trash doesn’t need to be hung in trees. Price when I went (memorial day weekend) was 31$ cash only for 1 night. Cash only!! they don’t take card. They also sell bundles of wood for 8$ but it’s cheaper in town. Overall great site and I would definitely visit again.
Quick, easy getaway from the city. Campground feels very secluded and the sites are far apart.
This is a nice campground that is located a little north of Big Bear. There is a dirt road that must be driven a couple miles to the campground, but it was well maintained and was easy to drive in our mini van.
The campground hosts were great and treated all of us very well. They did make a bigger deal of rattle snakes than they did with bears. There are food lockers.
The toilets were for the most part clean. There is running water faucets located at various points in the campground.
There is a hiking trail that starts from this campground.
Most sites are partially shaded and maintained very well. It is a very busy campground with some site fairly close to others. Very limited to no cell service.
tent camped. not many amenities, but we found peace and quiet, across the lake, from big bear. lots of trees! we brought our own grill, but enjoyed the campgrounds fire pit also.
Hanna Flat is off a dirt road near Big Bear. There's about 90 campsites, and I'd say about 10 really cool sites. The Pct is near by and has a couple of trails right there. Campsites are pretty spaced out and have a bit of privacy.
This campground is definitely off the main drag. It's not quite 4WD territory, but you will spend some time on a twisting bumpy dirt road to get there. Given that, we were surprised when we arrived to see that the campground was still almost full (we were, admittedly, visiting on a peak fall weekend). Despite being full, we found this campground to be much quieter than those lakeside. Maybe the folks dedicated enough to come up to Hanna Flat are cut from better cloth.
The grounds themselves are nice, if not exceptional. There's some hiking/biking trails available right from the campground, which is delightful, and the surrounding land was quite pretty.