23 RV Parks near Big Bear Lake, California
Sep 2016 - $50.00
We almost didn't stay here based on some of the reviews, though some are old and things change. We are glad we did, and will be back. We personally found our site to be wide, nice, quiet, shady, and clean. We do have an active dog and though they don't have a dog run (which we'd LOVE for them to add) there is plenty of room to walk a dog around the park, right outside the park, and even around the marina which is right there. There is an area for kids to play which I didn't see mentioned. They have rules which from what we could tell were enforced as needed, not over the top military style. (Which is good.) Check in was fast and easy, and they did allow us to stay a little extra on our check out day as no one was coming into our spot. That was also very appreciated. They are in the process of updating the electrical (we had 30 amp and would love 50), and their office space is going to be much bigger. That will allow for a nice store, etc. We were allowed to have a propane fire, which we enjoyed. Some areas are narrow and require some coordination to get in spots, but all got in fine and was doable with patience. - Dank
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We drove from Arizona to Big Bear about 5 hours, to stay at Halloway's. We got here on Tuesday and left on Saturday. It was a good visit through the week. Very quiet. Weekend was pretty busy there were a lot of dogs and some of them ran loose at times. This wouldn't have been to big of a deal, but I have a very protective dog so I had to keep him in the trailer a lot. The park is close quarters, didn't like that much, and there are a lot of people that leave their rigs here, so it seems more like a little town them a camping trip. Would I stay here again? No don't think so. - Lance camping
Aug 2016 - $55.00
They allow pets, but have absolutely zero amenities for pets. There is no place for a dog to go to the bathroom, no shrubs, no grass, no common area, no pet area - nothing, not even an open area anywhere! Just paved roads and gravel sites. Considering that just about every RV has at least 1 dog and they have 100 sites, that's a lot of dogs with no place to "go". Also, the website claims full hook-ups, but by that they mean only water, electric, and sewer. There is no cable TV. When I asked about it, they said they had it 8 years ago, but it got to below zero degrees and that caused a problem that they haven't been able to fix yet?!? There is WiFi, but it is pretty slow. The site we have is very small, we have a 28' travel trailer and our truck has to be parked sticking out into the road. The site is all gravel with a tree between most sites and a picnic table. The sites do seem to be fairly level, I just wish there was a place to take my dogs, even an open common area somewhere instead of just wall to wall campsites.
I would have enjoyed our trip much more if there was cable TV so that we could have watched the Olympics. The camper next to us pulled in and asked me where to hook up his cable TV - so we aren't the only ones disappointed about that. The lack of anywhere to take the dog to potty is very disturbing and an inconvenience several times a day. I wish they would change that. If they gave up one campsite and fenced it in as a dog area, that would make a big difference! - g & c on the road
Jun 2017 - $52.00
We needed a spot for 4 nights and everything else was full up. The price was good for what we got but this is a small park with limited open spaces and most are take with summer full timers. Most of the spots are in the sun. We lucked out and got the only fully shaded spot (site 5). Only bad thing about this site is because of the trees there is no fire ring but they will allow the propane fire rings. Fire rings are in all other sites. They allow dogs and just ask that you keep them close and on leash but are not anal about it. Friendly staff but was told business is selling so don't know what the future holds. Although they are on Fawnskin side of lake they are close to main town but away from the crowds. Not a lot of walking area unless you cross the highway to lake then there are lots of trails. I would consider staying here again if no changes in management and if I could get a shaded spot if it was warm again. I was told that they have the best WiFi in the mountain but we didn't try it. Slabs were paved and perfectly level side to side. - User1245
May 2017 - $61.00
Great place. Very quiet and me and my family had fun. Everything is a short drive away. - Cmoc
May 2013 - $49.00
Quiet! Mostly long-termers and full-timers. Best park in Big Bear area for the money. Seven rating for narrow sites and no amenities. Great internet; best ever in an RV park. Lots of cable TV channels. Good dog walking nearby; a block from the lake. Utilities worked. A little tight backing in for 30'+ rigs. Restrooms and showers showed deferred cleaning. Easy drive up from Hwy 10 through Yucca Valley. - LoneWolf
Aug 2014 - $80.00
Beautiful location, right on Big Bear Lake. However, it's a few miles from town. Each space is privately owned, from basic to elaborately developed. Sites are large. We chose our site based on photos on the website, but we're disappointed to find out the BBQ was out of service, no cable or Internet available (unless you want to walk up to the office, get a password and use theirs). The owners of our site, #55, must of had a hard line sewer connection because the connection was located 12" above grade in a planter bed, making it difficult to drain my tanks. We would stay there again at a different site, only after verifying the all amenities are available and working. - Recycled
Aug 2011 - $122.00
Expensive and exclusive site with entirely privately owned pitches, some of which are rented out by their owners. Very smart and well maintained with concrete pitches. Being privately owned the pitches were generally very well cared for, many with manicured gardens. Not proper camping really but very comfortable and a lovely pool. Felt like we had to be on our best behaviour! Stunning location next to the lake. Only irritation was lack of Wi-Fi. - NickG
Sep 2010 - $51.00
We had a little difficulty at first but the staff was very helpful and helped us into our site in no time at all. We enjoyed being so close to the lake and they activities for all. We stayed for a week and will come back in the the spring. - fisage1235
Aug 2005 - $28.00
Absolutlely my worst RVing experience. Run by n beer drinking, power-tripping manager. Spaces too small for 37' RV. Caters to long term residents. Go up the street to Big Bear Shores or Serrano campground. - darthfadar
Jul 2005 - $35.00
The campground is family owned and operated. Every member of the family is friendly and very helpful. The store is always well stocked and they dont rip you off with high prices for last minute items you forgot at home. They go above and beyond to help you find your space, get parked and help you get level and make sure that your site is clean before you go into it. They enforce quiet time strictly, have clean bathrooms and showers, its just a nice place to stay. I have gone there 2-3 times a year during the summer for the last 5 years and will continue to go there as long as I will be RVing. - bushey562
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Nice campground and... bonus! because it has full hookups in a National park. lots of trees, short walk to the lake. Our site, 64 on the snow berry loop, was level and had ample room to park our trailer and still have our truck on the pad. There are a lot of trails to walk/hike and it is fairly quiet though it is close to the highway and road noise is present. The power was clean, however, the 30 amp outlet was a little loose. It was not a problem during our stay as we did not need air conditioning. It got cold!! Reservations, especially for the full hook up RV sites, are difficult to get and you have to book early. Will definitely stay here again. - JP-JP
Jun 2015 - $30.00
We boondocked 2 nights at Serrano Campgrounds.
The campground was full and there were a lot of families with small children camping and having a good time. Although the campgrounds are quite beautiful with abundant trees and scenery, we found the sites to be too close for comfort. Additionally, the campground was very smoky from campfires late into the night and early morning probably due to the nature of the sites being so close together and the younger crowds that stay up late to party.
There are sites with hookups but as this is the closest campground to Big Bear Lake, they were all taken. We walked the park and found the hookup sites seemed to be about the same size as the tent sites.
We peeked inside the bathhouses and they have private showers with locking doors, roomy enough with an area for changing too.
I would definitely suggest this park to younger families with children or college kids, however, we will probably not return to this park because we appreciate a little more solitude and space while camping. - ftrrvr_684
Sep 2014 - $24.00
We camped here for two days, spot #42. The park is clean, quiet and park personnel friendly and helpful. The sites are very nice, some are sloped though. Restrooms/showers clean. The roads throughout the park are narrow. Walk to the lake is probably a half mile. There is a small convenience store close by. Bike/walking path runs through the park. Using your Federal Senior Pass card will get you a discounted rate. - retiredatc
Jun 2008 - $12.00
This park is small and not all that nice for the area it is in. The spaces are not nearly the size that the web site states. Our site was supposed to be 45' and it was only about 20. We have a 37' 5th wheel and cold not fit into any of the spots. There is not much shade. We left without staying. - R&S
Jun 2007 - $16.00
Okay, here is the 411 on this campground. First let me say the good. It was absolutely beautiful. The trees are huge. The air is clean. The camp host was the friendliest we have ever experienced. All of the sites are spread out, so it is nice and quiet. They allowed fires and they have bathrooms (no showers). In the actually town Green Valley which is about 1 mile from the campground, is a little lake. We rented a row boat and a paddle boat. They have a pay beach for swimming and picnics. The fishing there is great. They stocked it the day before we got there. Now the bad. We did not fit into our site #8. According to "Reserveamerica" we did, and our site was considered an RV site. Luckily they had 2 more sites to choose from. We tried site 24 and after 2 attempts decided to try site 25. No joke we tried 6 times. The camp host moved a wooden barrier for us and we finally made it in. I think we both have permanent sweat stains. This CG is not for anyone over 24 feet. According to the host, it was originally set up for tents only and now they let RV and TT in, but she said she has to turn people way because the internet is wrong on the site lengths. We would definitely recommend this campground, if you fit. - seeshell
Oct 2016 - $1.00
My review is to put to rest the negative reviews. We toured this site for our annual family coming up the August and even during a week day the park had a number of sites occupied. All of the facility areas were clean an maintained. Restrooms were easily accessible and game room, group room were clean. Management was very helpful in assisting me to determine if this campground would fit our needs. I have to say that I was impressed and the reunion committee will be making the final decision. Hopefully they will feel the same way I do. - Susan Ollson
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Found this park online on another website. Reviews were not flattering. This park is undergoing some improvements and the staff is hard working and personable. It is a good park with easy access. There is no Wi-Fi and cell customers for Verizon and Sprint will be disappointed. T-Mobile worked great. The permanent residents are in another section of the park. The park is very laid back. There is a bar/restaurant on site open to the public and families. Will do this again. - PCH Warrior
Aug 2014 - $14.00
RPI rate. I have to say this is an interesting RV Park. If RPI had a merit system which RV parks were rated, rather than the available amenities, Oak Glen Resort would be in trouble. It appears the park is having the dollars sucked out of it, and someone is letting it go. The employees are very accommodating, friendly and treat the guest very well. The shower/restroom was clean and looked nice. The individual sites, interior roads are in extremely poor condition. Pot holes, weeds, and just an unkempt appearance throughout the park. Which is split into 2 sections, one for weekend or temporary guest and one for the permanent residents. A sign saying private road end of the resort separates the 2 parks. The Parks web site said it has 182 campsites, which most are in the private residence area, which I have to admit looked like it might be better maintained, which doesn’t say much. The web site also claims it has a restaurant, I didn’t see it or any of the buildings that could hold it didn’t look like a place I would eat at. The park is nestled in a nice mountainous area and they have a tiny village of a restaurant and kiosk, petting zoo, train and some craft stores, nice for the first time but nothing like Julian area, for those who know that area. Overall the employees were very good but I didn’t leave anything there. Wi-Fi is available at $2 per night but I kept getting knocked off and had to re-login. And as an RPI guest which I had to pay an extra $4 service fee? don't understand that. - Zgork
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This is a county park, campground. There are separate areas for RV', tents, and day use. Very clean well maintained with lawns and many sites have shade This is an urban park but very quiet and does a great job of separating and blocking view of nearby housing while offering great views of wild lands and mountains Park staff are knowledgeable of their facility and friendly. The park is within a few blocks of all kind of businesses, stores and restaurants There is a senior discount during the week. - Old Detective
Feb 2017 - $40.00
The park and campsite were very nice. Our site was nice and long and allowed us to park our 4Runner in front of our A frame. There are three small artificial lakes where people can fish, and families can play in warmer weather. There were lots of water fowl and other birds to watch. At night the coyotes put on quite a song-fest. Many of the surrounding mountains were snow-capped during our February stay. All in all a lovely spot.
We arrived on a Thursday night. On Friday, place filled up with people who fished and families. This is near many urban areas, so the place got busy even in February. I suspect it is packed in summer. The major downside was the bathroom/shower facilities. The one next to our site did not have electricity during our stay, hence no light at night and no hot water. We were directed to another facility which had hot water, but was far from clean and really worn out. It's too bad that an otherwise lovely spot should be marred by the shoddy bathrooms and shower maintenance and cleaning. - Walter48
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Stayed in space 30. Our first visit. The good: easy to back into; great mountain views; neighbors not too close (large grass areas between sites); quiet (no school noise); dark at night (no school lights); close to restrooms/showers (did not use showers); Verizon & sat TV worked well; trash cans nearby. The bad: no fire pit; sprinklers every night sprayed truck & left puddles; evening gnats; gophers & holes. The ugly: space 30 appears on the map to be closest to a footbridge to the lakes/community park, but the bridge actually goes to a long slope that would be dangerous to cross. Instead, you walk a good distance on a trail to an access point. Due to a poorly marked/maintained official entrance to that trail south of space 30, the RV park users constantly walked and biked through space 30 - the staff had placed two old broken wooden barricades across the back of the space (to keep people out?) but no one paid attention to them. A friendly couple, who camp here often, warned us it was much worse on weekends, holidays and summertime (we were there Mon-Thu). We also want to note the previous campers appeared to enjoy cigarettes, beer, wine and toothpicks in plastic wrappers and not cleaning up after themselves. Bottom line: We enjoyed our stay and will return, but get a different site in the same section. - mccougar
Jun 2011 - $33.00
Great state campground! Super clean and nice. Only reason for the 9 is wi-fi and phone don't work well (Our wifi, campground does not offer) and no pull through sites. All sites are back in and noise does carry, so some groups can be loud. Also, they now charge $5 if you disconnect your tow car coming up the windy mountain roads, which is silly! It was clear it was our tow car, and we followed the RV in. Guess it's part of the way our state is trying to make up lost revenue. This books up fast as there are not a lot of electric sites. Sites are spacious and just plain nice! Thank you to the crew who really cares and takes care of it. - Dank
Sep 2009 - $33.00
This was our first time camping in a travel trailer and Dogwood turned out to be a great choice. We stayed mid-week because that was the only time we could get in. Everyone we met was friendly and the evenings and mornings were quiet and cool in September. The entire San Bernardino State Park is beautiful and is already pulling us to return in the fall. Very clean and a great experience. We will stay again. - Bigreptile
Jun 2009 - $32.00
This is a wonderful campground! Just wish it had more spots for larger RVs with hookups too. It's very rustic, but nature at it's best. It's also very hard to get in, we certainly could use more RV available places to go around Lake Arrowhead area! It's well maintained and the staff has always been very friendly and helpful. - Dank
Oct 2015 - $48.00
A beautiful location up in the mountains, but not for the faint-hearted or for vehicles prone to overheating. The drive entails 16 miles up a switchback road, precipitous drop-offs on one side. I drive a 40-foot rig, and some of the hairpin turns meant using both lanes!
Once there, the place is isolated, tranquil, beautiful. Our wooded campsite was isolated enough that we didn't see anybody except the park ranger soon after we arrived. Shower house was an easy 1/4 mile walk, nice hot showers, spacious shower stalls, everything clean.
Apart from the drive there, the only 2 negatives were that my GPS tried to take me in the back way, through a footpath (not the park's fault, but ended in a narrow cul-de-sac), then when we left, no exit signs! We were driving round loops not designed for a 40-foot RV for about 15 minutes till we found the camp host who gave us directions out. - RV-Roamer
Oct 2014 - $38.00
We have stayed at this forested campground years ago and decided to come back for a visit. Our site was sloped quite a bit from back to front, which caused the front wheels of our MH to be off of the ground. The trees were very close and our front door opened between two trees, which made it kind of an obstacle course getting in and out of the door. All of the usable space was behind the rig. The 50 amp service worked well, and there was a water faucet close enough to the rig so I could get water at the site using about 75' of water hose. The big negative for me was the addition of the new "pay dump station" at the front entry. The price of the park was pricey in itself for the lack of full hook ups, but the new dump station charges a $10 per dump fee whether you are staying in the park or not. I stayed 5 days in the park, and brought a gray water tote to allow for the extended stay. I was shocked by $10 per use fee for registered campers. $2 to $3 would have been reasonable, but $10 is just ripping off the public. In my opinion, these unreasonably high fees will just encourage campers to illegally dump there gray water on the ground. I will not stay here again just because of the dump fee. - SargeW
Oct 2009 - $33.00
This is a nice quiet campground nestled in the woods. All of the RV spaces are paved. However, they are not level. Our space was close to level side-to-side, but the tongue on the front of our trailer was almost on the ground to get it level front to back. There was not too much level ground even near the picnic table. Inconvenient, but not terrible. We still managed to enjoy the outdoors, and not all of the spaces were like that. The facility is well maintained and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. There is ample space between the sites, and the surrounding trees make each space seem very secluded. We had a spot with an electric hookup and there was water nearby. They also have a dump station at the checkout. Overall, we liked this place and we'll be back. Next time bringing more leveling blocks. - Linerider