Get lost in that beautiful oak-y vibe at the Heart Bar Family Campground. This spot is the perfect place to bring your little ones in tow without sacrificing the rugged feel of outdoors camping. Warm up your favorite food on the campfire ring and enjoy eating on your own picnic table. Drinking water, toilets, and parking spots make it super convenient as well. Be prepared to book for two days minimum if you're staying over the weekend.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
66 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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

Horseback riding is allowed on all National Forest trails-- that means you can venture through all of the wilderness areas, inc...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

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

Snow sports

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

Wildlife watching

You can spot wildlife just about everywhere, with the usual raccoons and squirrels, woodland creatures left and right, along wi...Read more


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Hipcamper Megan
Megan G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 19th, 2016

This was a great campsite. Sites are far enough away from each other for privacy, trees weren't too dense, leading to great star gazing and the hosts were absolutely charming. Will be camping here again.

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 5th, 2016

Heart bar is a group site campground featuring vault toilets, bear boxes, and running water. The campground makes for a great stop for those looking to visit Big Bear Lake, hike San Gorgonio, or go fishing on the Santa Ana River.

The campground is bare on the forest floor with no scrub or brush but surrounded by thousands of tall, thin pines. The camp sites are a good distance apart but you would be able to hear loud neighbors for sure.

One nice part about the campground is the abundance of sites to choose from, and a meadow a small walk away that is often full of grazing deer in the evenings.

I would rate this campground a 7/10, but only when the fire pits are open.

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 4th, 2017

A decent campground within a couple hours of the major population center that is LA. The campsites are pretty well spaced out which is nice for a little more privacy and there is a decent amount of trees throughout the campground. The vault bathrooms aren't the best, but I have seen much worse. Bring a light with you to the bathroom because it was dark even during the day. There really isn't a whole lot to do in the area, but this is good campground if you just want to chill and hangout on a short weekend getaway. Be aware they charge $5 on any second vehicle at your campsite, even though it says you're allowed 2 vehicles.

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Hipcamper Jake
Jake O.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2017

Great for campers who love to set up camp and enjoy their site.

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Hipcamper Jake
Jake O.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 31st, 2017

Heart Bar is a fantastic campground not too far from LA. If you're looking to get out of the city even for a quick one nighter. This is a great spot. If you have a 4WD vehicle, even better, as there are roads just past the campground. Great for people who just want to setup, post up, and camp.

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Hipcamper Elizabeth R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Chelsea  H.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2018
Hipcamper Tatevik T.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Christopher D.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2017
Hipcamper Brielle W.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2017
Hipcamper Nicole D.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017
Hipcamper Nick L.
recommends this listing.
December 5th, 2016
San Bernardino National Forest
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34.159° N, 116.786° W
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