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San Bernardino National Forest is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. San Bernardino National Forest is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Find the best campgrounds near San Bernardino National Forest, CA. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Glamping Sites Near San Bernardino National Forest, CA (38)

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    Serrano

    34 Reviews
    105 Photos
    775 Saves
    Big Bear Lake, California

    Overview

    Serrano Campground is a beautiful place for campers to come to enjoy beautiful Big Bear Lake. It is a scenic and fairly modern campground that provides access to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy access to a number of hiking and mountain biking trails found within a short distance of the campground. The Alpine Pedal Path and the Cougar Crest Trail are nearby and provide access to the Pacific Crest Trail. The Big Bear Ranger Station is within a mile of the campground. Rangers can provide maps of the area and answer any questions about trails. Fishing and boating at Big Bear Lake are popular activities. The campground does not provide direct access to the lake, but a boat ramp is available about a mile away. Anglers can look forward to a possible catch of trout, bass, catfish, carp, bluegill and crappie, among others.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy access to a number of hiking and mountain biking trails found within a short distance of the campground. The Alpine Pedal Path and the Cougar Crest Trail are nearby and provide access to the Pacific Crest Trail. The Big Bear Ranger Station is within a mile of the campground. Rangers can provide maps of the area and answer any questions about trails. Fishing and boating at Big Bear Lake are popular activities. The campground does not provide direct access to the lake, but a boat ramp is available about a mile away. Anglers can look forward to a possible catch of trout, bass, catfish, carp, bluegill and crappie, among others.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, within walking distance of the lake. Accessed by the Rim of the World Scenic Byway, the campground is situated in a mountainous, pine forest setting. Sagebrush grows alongside the paved roads.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Big Bear Discovery Center is located across the street from the entrance of the campground. A visitor center, interpretive trails and educational programs are available, as well as accessible flush restroom facilities.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (909) 866-8550.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Rules & Reservation Policies As you make travel plans that include reservations on Recreation.gov, there are standard policies that apply to most locations of which you should be aware. Do keep in mind, however, that there are many exceptions, so it is best to review reservation information listed on individual facility pages for those policies and procedures that pertain to your specific locations. Any location or activity requiring a permit or lottery will have unique requirements and policies. Please check individual facility pages for pertinent information for those sites. Booking Window For most locations, you can reserve six months in advance of your stay for individual sites and 12 months in advance for group sites. There are some exceptions, so it is best to check with each facility. Change and Cancellation Policies and Fees Overnight and Day Use Facilities: To ensure fairness, reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed beyond the booking window until 18 days after booking the reservation. Camping / Day Use: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation (including campsites, cabins, lookouts, group facilities, etc.). The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount. You can cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Tours & Tickets: You may request changes to tour dates at no cost before the arrival date. If you cancel before your tour date, you may be eligible for a refund. Cancellation fees apply. Please check the tour facility description details page for cancellation policies. Permits: Varies by location. Please check the permit details for the permit location. Late Cancellations Overnight and Day Use Facilities: Late cancellations are those cancelled between 12:01 a.m. (Eastern) on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival. Individual Campsites: If a customer cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival they will be charged a $10.00 service fee and will also forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a single night's reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply. Cabins / Lookouts: Customers will be charged a $10.00 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's use fee if a cabin or lookout reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Facility: If a customer cancels a group overnight facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date they will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Day Use Area: If a customer cancels a group day use facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service fee charge. No-Shows Camping / Day Use: A camping no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Reserved campsites and group overnight facilities will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. Group day-use facilities will be held until check-in time on your scheduled arrival date. If a customer does not arrive at the campground or group facility by check-out time the day after arrival or does not cancel the reservation by the times listed under "Late Cancellations" above, the customer may be assessed a $20.00 service fee and forfeit use fees. Tours: A tour or ticket no-show is one who does not cancel a ticket before arrival and does not arrive for the tour. Tour no-shows are not entitled to a refund. Refunds Customers must request refunds no later than 14 days after the scheduled departure date. Recreation.gov will not grant refund requests after 14 days of departure. Reservation Fee: For some facilities, tours or permits an additional reservation fee is charged. For some overnight and day-use facilities, an additional non-refundable reservation fee may apply. The non-refundable reservation fee for tours and tickets is $1.00. The non-refundable reservation fee for permits varies by location. Refunds for Bankcard Purchases: Refunds for bank card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank card. Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for Recreation.gov payments made by check or money order, and cash payments at selected campgrounds will be issued a check refund. A refund will be processed within 30 days of receipt and approval. Please Note: Refund requests made during or after departure can only be processed when approved by the facility management staff based upon local policy. Refunds for Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team will attempt to notify users and offer alternate dates (as appropriate). If this is not possible, reservations will be cancelled and all fees paid will be refunded. Reservation fees for free tickets are non-refundable in the event of an emergency closure. Recreation.gov Billing Information Reservation transaction will appear on customer's credit card statements as "Recreation.gov 877-444-6777." Changes to Policies and Procedures Recreation.gov reserves the right, when necessary, to modify reservation policies. These policies were last updated July__

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    $79 - $81 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hemet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hemet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hemet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hemet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hemet Campground
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    Lake Hemet Campground

    38 Reviews
    125 Photos
    301 Saves
    Mountain Center, California

    Lake Hemet is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains, in Mountain Center, near the charming town of Idyllwild. The scenery is splendid no matter which direction you look. Tall pines, manzanitas, sage, and giant oaks abound!

    Lake Hemet is one of the most popular spots in Southern California for camping and fishing. The recent additions of the Soaring Pines Cafe serving delicious food and Splashing Eagle Swim Zone have made Lake Hemet the vacation spot to be during the spring and summer months.

    Remember to pack a camera and binoculars, and keep a watchful eye as majestic eagles, hawks, and other wildlife are often seen soaring throughout the forest and campground. Come and enjoy camping, fishing, boating and the breathtaking scenery all year round.

    DAY USE: In addition to camping, Lake Hemet offers public access to the campground for day use guests daily (hours vary by season). Day use is $25 per vehicle and affords guests with the opportunity to picnic, shoreline fish, launch personal boats or kayaks (additional fees apply) and rent boats or kayaks from our marina. If you are visiting other guests who are overnight camping with us, the $25 fee still applies. NOTE: DAY USE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKENDS FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day weekends. Only guests with previously purchased annual day use or launch passes will be allowed as our campground will be fully booked and activities are planned for our guests.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Keller Peak Yellow Post Campsites
    Camper-submitted photo from Keller Peak Yellow Post Campsites
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    Keller Peak Yellow Post Campsites

    8 Reviews
    19 Photos
    348 Saves
    Green Valley Lake, California

    These 9 Yellow Post sites are individual camping sites. Each campsite will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No reservations. Each site is limited to a maximum of 8 people at any one time. There is limited parking at these Yellow Post Sites for 2 vehicles. Amenities include 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring per site. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water. Please pack it in - pack it out! During winter, Keller Peak Road closes due to snow accumulation, but it is still possible to hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski to these sites. These sites are near the Children's Forest Visitor Center, the Children's Forest Exploration Trail, and the Keller Peak Fire Lookout. Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, charcoal BBQ`s, or gas stoves. Campfires and charcoal BBQ's may not be allowed certain times of the year. Click here for current fire restriction information. Keller Peak Yellow Post Site Map

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    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Trailer Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Trailer Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Trailer Resort & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Trailer Resort & Marina
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    Lighthouse Trailer Resort & Marina

    6 Reviews
    11 Photos
    149 Saves
    Big Bear Lake, California
    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $55 - $90 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Catalina Spa and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Catalina Spa and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Catalina Spa and RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Catalina Spa and RV Resort
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    Catalina Spa and RV Resort

    20 Reviews
    70 Photos
    154 Saves
    Desert Hot Springs, California

    Welcome to Catalina Spa and RV Resort, nestled near Desert Hot Springs, CA. This place is a solid choice for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of relaxation and recreation. The resort is open all year, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you.

    One of the standout features here is the mineral pools. They're warm and well-maintained, making them a hit with families and solo travelers alike. If you're into sports, you'll appreciate the pickleball courts, mini-golf, and shuffleboard. The resort is also dog-friendly, with a designated dog park and plenty of space to walk your furry friends.

    The sites vary in size and quality, but most offer easy access to hookups and some privacy thanks to the shrubbery between them. The roads are newly paved, making it easy to navigate even for larger rigs. Trash pick-up is a convenient perk, and the staff here are known for being friendly and accommodating.

    For those who enjoy a bit of socializing, there's an informal happy hour on Saturdays and community events like Thanksgiving dinners. The resort is also close to Palm Springs, wine country in Temecula, and Joshua Tree Park, so there's plenty to explore nearby.

    Overall, Catalina Spa and RV Resort offers a comfortable and enjoyable stay with a range of amenities to keep you entertained and relaxed. Whether you're here for a short visit or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to like about this spot.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $22 - $44 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA

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    Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA

    19 Reviews
    42 Photos
    73 Saves
    Desert Hot Springs, California

    Welcome to Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA, nestled near Desert Hot Springs, CA. This spot is a fantastic base camp for exploring the stunning landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park and the vibrant city of Palm Springs.

    One of the standout features here is the natural hot springs. Visitors rave about the three hot tubs, each with different temperatures, making it perfect for families and those looking to unwind. The geothermal pools are a hit, especially after a day of hiking or exploring.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There's even a dedicated dog park where they can run around and burn off some energy. Families will appreciate the playground and mini-golf course, providing plenty of entertainment for the kids.

    Sites here are spacious, though some campers noted they can be a bit dusty. Despite that, the amenities make up for it. You'll find clean restrooms, showers, and even laundry facilities. The market on-site is handy for picking up essentials, and the staff is known for being friendly and helpful.

    If you're into RV camping, you'll be pleased with the full hookups available, including water, electric, and sewer. For those who prefer a more rustic experience, there are tent sites and even glamping options like yurts and cabins.

    The location is a big plus, offering easy access to both Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. Whether you're here for a quick overnight stay or planning a longer visit, Palm Springs-Joshua Tree KOA has got you covered with its blend of comfort and convenience.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Skinner Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Skinner Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Skinner Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Skinner Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Skinner Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Skinner Recreation Area

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    Lake Skinner Recreation Area

    25 Reviews
    47 Photos
    346 Saves
    Temecula, California

    Lake Skinner Recreation Area, located near Temecula, CA, is a popular spot for family camping. This campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and even glamping options. It's open year-round, so you can enjoy the great outdoors whenever the mood strikes.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookups available for RVs, making it a convenient choice for those who prefer a bit more comfort. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. For families, there's a splash pad and playground to keep the kids entertained, and plenty of open space for activities like kite flying and cornhole.

    Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the lake, which is actually a reservoir. While swimming isn't allowed, you can fish for a $10 daily fee. The camp store is well-stocked, so if you forget any essentials, you won't have to go far to find what you need.

    The sites are a bit close together, so don't expect a lot of privacy. However, the friendly atmosphere and the range of amenities more than make up for it. The bathrooms and showers are generally clean, though it's always a good idea to bring your own toilet paper just in case.

    Overall, Lake Skinner Recreation Area is a great spot for a family getaway, offering plenty of activities and conveniences to make your stay enjoyable. Whether you're there for the fishing, the open spaces, or just a relaxing weekend away, you'll find something to love about this campground.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $45 / night

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    Thousand Trails Wilderness Lakes RV Resort

    17 Reviews
    63 Photos
    118 Saves
    Menifee, California

    Wilderness Lakes RV Resort is a flat, 80-acre RV Resort in California with fishing canals that weave throughout the park. As a centrally-located RV camp, it is close to shopping, hospitals and freeways in California's Los Angeles region. The surrounding area has been changing quite dramatically with housing projects on two sides and dairy farms on the other. The temperatures are mild in the winter and warm to hot in the summer, making Wilderness Lakes a perfect RV campground no matter what time of year. At Wilderness Lakes RV Resort , our 523 sites include RV sites, rental cottages and cabins. The general store is open five days a week for all of your convenience needs. Plus, our on-site package delivery lockers allow guest to vacation with the assurance of receiving packages and deliveries in safety and ease. Locally, there are numerous golf courses within a 15-mile radius of Wilderness Lakes with one only two miles from the campground. Old Town Temecula is only 17 miles to the south of our RV campground and offers great dining and shopping in true California style. The Pechanga Resort and Casino is about 20 miles south of the resort and is the largest gambling casino in the state. It has weekend entertainment, seven restaurants and a non-smoking section for gambling. Diamond Valley Lakes is just 5 miles to the east of the resort and has boat rentals and fishing. Most of the major theme parks, such as Disneyland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are all about 1 hours away. Los Angeles Area RV Camp in California At Wilderness Lakes, we offer plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay. With so much to choose from, there is bound to be a special activity for everyone. Be sure to check out the events and activities page to find out what activities are being offered during your visit.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Mountain

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    Marion Mountain

    9 Reviews
    48 Photos
    328 Saves
    Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California

    Overview

    The Marion Mountain Campground offers a beautiful retreat in the San Bernardino National Forest. It provides access to a number of hiking trails that lead to some of the most spectacular views of Southern California. The San Bernardino National Forest is submitting a proposal to increase fees at various sites across the Forest and is seeking public input. Please visit the https://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf for more information and to submit comments regarding this proposal.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy sport climbing on rocks within the campground. Hiking on the nearby Marion Mountain Trail, which leads to San Jacinto Peak, is also available. Views from the peak extend to the ocean and across the Palm Desert, as well as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains on a clear day. The 11.8-mile Marion Mountain Trail is the shortest route up the mountain, but also quite strenuous in areas. Shorter hikes can be enjoyed on other nearby trails.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy sport climbing on rocks within the campground. Hiking on the nearby Marion Mountain Trail, which leads to San Jacinto Peak, is also available. Views from the peak extend to the ocean and across the Palm Desert, as well as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains on a clear day. The 11.8-mile Marion Mountain Trail is the shortest route up the mountain, but also quite strenuous in areas. Shorter hikes can be enjoyed on other nearby trails.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located in a forested area at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Mature cedar and pine trees provide ample shade and privacy between campsites.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is located approximately 50 miles from San Bernardino, California, and seven miles north of Idyllwild, which is popular for its small-town atmosphere and variety of shops and restaurants.

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    $34 / night

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    Thousand Trails Idyllwild

    9 Reviews
    45 Photos
    115 Saves
    Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California

    Nestled at an elevation of more than 7,000 feet, Thousand Trails Idyllwild RV Resort grounds is one of the few destinations in Southern California with all four seasons. With close to 300 sites spread over 200 acres, the Idyllwild RV campground in California is a full-service preserve with something for everyone, from basic tent camping to sites for your luxury RV. This tucked away RV campground in the refreshing California pine cove region also has cabins to rent if you prefer not to drive your own rig up the mountain. Idyllwild RV camping resort offers a wide range of activities and amenities during the summer from mid May to mid September. Our staff is always ready to show you around our RV resort in California's mountain country. RV Campground in California Mountains Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Idyllwild RV Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience. OFF SEASON ACTIVITY: We are open year round. However, during our off season from mid September through mid May, the pool area, restaurant, store and fishing are closed. Also, there are no scheduled activities during this time.

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