Put that bike rack on your car to use and load it up for the awesome trails around Serrano Campground. This family-friendly site offers a plethora of activities, from hiking and fishing to boating and biking. With picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, and the ever-coveted flush toilet, the only thing this campsite is missing is you. Hop to, because it gets pretty busy come summer.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
109 sites
Up to 16 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers 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


Natural features you'll find at Serrano Campground.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 30th, 2017

Just camped here over the weekend. While it was pretty crowded, I absolutely loved the stay. The forrest and lake are beautiful, there are some fantastic hiking trails, and there are all the amenities you could ask for. 10/10!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna P.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2017

Nice spot by the water

Hipcamper Susan
Susan S.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2017

Nice campground. Can accommodate tents and large RVs. Lots of families here.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael C.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2017

Stayed here mid June 2017. Sites 5-6 are great. Good shade with flat land.

Hipcamper Marian
Marian L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 6th, 2017

Serrano is a convenient and comfortable campground, ideal for families and campers who want some nature without roughing it too much. There are a lot of sites and during the summer months it can get pretty full. There are flushing toilets, hot water, and even showers. I really like the location of the campground. There is a paved bike path that goes through the campground and along some pretty views of the lake. It also connects to the Big Bear Discovery Center.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark B.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2017

Bikes and skateboards could be fun here

Hipcamper Mark
Mark B.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2017

Bikes and skateboards could be fun here

Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia R.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2017

Great access to the water's edge of Big Bear Lake, and good views of the town of Big Bear. Nature Center nearby has several trailheads and lots of info!

Hipcamper Irene
Irene A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 5th, 2016

Serrano Campground is a nice place to get away from the big city. Roughly a 2-hour drive from L.A., Serrano offers scenic hikes, short walks to the shore, and decent-sized campgrounds. Across the lake is the town of Big Bear where you can easily access grocery stores or restaurants. The camp hosts at Serrano are absolutely lovely. They make it super convenient for you to check in and they monitor the campsites routinely throughout the day. The bathrooms have flush-toilets and even sometimes provide hand-soap! All in all, I would say Serrano is a great place to get away and relax- even if it's just for one night! Be sure to make your reservations EARLY because this is one of the more popular campgrounds in Big Bear!

San Bernardino National Forest
United States
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34.264° N, 116.917° W
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RV / Trailer: 29 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 80 Sites
(Up to 16 people per site)