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A nice bit of green in the desert

I used to go here a lot as a kid, both for RV camping and fishing. It's an interesting area, as a rockbed forces the normally underground Mojave River to the surface here, meaning that this is one of the only parts of the river to flow above ground year round. As a result, a small forest of Cottonwood trees abounds, which are the only native tree to this area. The lakes are nice, there are mountain views, and some cool hikes to explore in the riverbed area. It's a green Oasis in the desert, spring is probably the best time to go as it can get very hot in summer and very cold in winter. I do miss the houses, cows, and camels that use to be housed in the stables.

Secret Mountain Escape in the middle of SoCal

I love this park. It is beautifully maintained, has showers, lots of manzanita trees, and large boulders to play on. The fire rings and trash cans are emptied regularly. 

You are nestled in the middle of the town with easy walking access to shops, restaurants, and the nature center. The nature center is lovely for a smaller mountain town and can give you in depth information in regards to the local flora and fauna. 

The sites are large and flat. Surrounded by sweet smelling pines too, which makes life even sweeter. There is tons to do nearby in addition to the town sites. Tons of hiking trails, scenic views, mountain lakes.

Group Camping Only

This is a group campground. You will need 10-60 people to reserve it and may be reserved up to a year in advance. The sites are large and there are pit toilets and garbage. Easy access main roads and within 10 mins to Ryan Mountain, Geology Tour Road, and Lost Horse Mine Trails. 

No cell service, no water, and no firewood collecting on site. Because it is group camping and it’s reservation in advance, you have the luxury of knowing if there is another group coming and having plenty of space between sites. 

There are 6 sites total in the campground. It was really quiet when we were there in early Spring.

What a beautiful escape!

Worth the half hour drive in touch terrain to get here. Couldn’t have felt more in a mountain oasis than here. Plenty of fallen timber to make a great fire and escape from the mess.

Winter wonderland

5 star for the fact that they are open year round. Great camp ground and amenities. Good spacing between spots but doesn't really matter in the winter because there was no one else there. Great option when you need a place to crash for the night.

Wonderful! So nice!

This is a great spot. Beautiful views, great hiking/ biking, friendly staff. San dimas is a really nice city full of shopping, and eating. The papa's best sandwich shop is a great place to eat as well!

Great campground on the lake

We had an awesome site that was right above the water. Nice grass areas between sites. Plenty of walking and hiking trails. The grounds are very well kept. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

Baldy ascent

Nice little campground to pitch a tent and climb mt.baldy

Peaceful and Beautiful

Located in Big Bear, CA. 50+ full hook-up RV sites among large forested area. Take the main road up, easy drive. Among my favorites. Bring your dogs.