About Grays Campsite
Grays Peak Group Campground is conveniently located for campers to enjoy all that the Big Bear Lake area has to offer. Many trailheads are nearby, leading visitors through the scenic forest that surrounds the campground. Natural Features: The campground is located 45 miles outside San Bernardino at an elevation of 7,132 feet. It is nestled in a mixed conifer forest with a grassy understory. Mature trees provide much shade throughout the area, but open meadows are also available. Recreation: The campground provides access to a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails, including the Grays Peak Trail, which leads to Hanna Flat Campground. The 3.4-mile trail starts with some steep climbing before easing into a gradual incline after a mile. The Butler Park Fire Lookout is a short, 1-mile hike or bike from the campground. Fishing and boating in 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 somewhat discouraged, unless done in designated areas. Facilities: The campground offers one large group site for tent and RV camping. It can accommodate up to 40 people and eight vehicles. Parking spurs are gravel and utility hookups are not provided. The campsite is equipped with several tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water and trash collection are not available. Nearby Attractions: The Big Bear Discovery Center is located about 5 miles from the campground. A variety of information regarding the area, a gift shop, educational programs, an interpretive trail and restroom facilities are available. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Boating Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Fire Lookouts/cabins Overnight: Lookout Tower
USDA Forest Service
Grays Campsite is located in California
Take I-10 east (State Highway 330) to Running Springs. Turn onto State Highway 18 and continue to Big Bear Lake Dam but do not cross the dam. Drive straight on State Highway 38 to Fawnskin and turn left on Rim of the World Drive (Forest Route 3N14). Continue for just over a mile to Forest Route 2N13. Follow Forest Route 2N13 for a short distance to the campground.
1 Review of Grays Campsite
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We loved this campground! We had a group of around 20, ranging in age from 12 to 50. The campground is clean and there is plenty of room for a large group. There are 2 nice picnic tables, a large firepit with a cooking grate, a big barbecue and a clean pit toilet. It is set back from a moderately traveled dirt road. You can hear and see the cars going by, but you are far enough back from the road that it isn't bothersome. We loved the privacy that you won't get in a normal campground. We could be as loud as we wanted, and didn't have to worry about bothering or being bothered by other campers. The location is on the way to the Butler Peak fire lookout, and other backroad trails. It's far enough away from town that you don't get the crowds, but close enough to drive down for a day on the lake or a stop into the grocery store.
Everyone in our group has recommended this site to friends and we're all looking forward to camping he are e again.