"Wanna really get away from it all?" The dense forest of the Big Bear Lake area already provides plenty of natural privacy, but you can take that a step further with Bluff Mesa Group Campground, which offers just a handful of sites and sparse amenities, including vault toilets but leaving water and trash up to you. Come as you are and enjoy exclusive access to hiking, biking and even rock-climbing trails. Then pack it out, leaving no trace behind, with mad respect for nature, yo.
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Bikers can hit all the roads in this forest. We recommend the Arctic Canyon Overlook for the experienced cyclists looking for a...Read more
When the weather just gets too hot, there’s no better place to take refuge than in the San Bernardino National Forest. There ar...Read more
Looking to cast a line? You can, in several lakes and many of the streams! Big Bear Lake is famous for the annual May Trout Cla...Read more
With all of the high peaks and mountain ranges here, there are many moderate and difficult hikes in this forest. Hiking the San...Read more
Horseback riding is allowed on all National Forest trails-- that means you can venture through all of the wilderness areas, inc...Read more
Get those wheels dirty and head on over to San Bernardino to get away from city traffic. Popular runs include John Bull, Holoco...Read more
The San Gorgonio Wilderness is the perfect place to go mountain climbing, which must be why it’s so popular! Jepson Peak offers...Read more
Your opportunities for national forest fun are endless in the winter. You can find skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, snow...Read more
Swimmers can jump right into Big Bear Lake and some of the Lake Arrowhead lakes, where you can spend the day in the water or do...Read more
You can spot wildlife just about everywhere, with the usual raccoons and squirrels, woodland creatures left and right, along wi...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Bluff Mesa Group Campground.