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Just an All-Around Great Place to Camp!

I have fond memories of camping here with the family as a kid, so, when we needed a last-minute... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
chris k
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Palm Springs, California
Best place in SoCal !

Recreation, scenery, wildlife and wildflowers, wow! Great outdoors and great, helpful staff. Easy... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
robgriffith5365
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Auburn, California
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This region encompasses 660,000 acres of the San Bernadino Mountains with elevations ranging from 1,000 feet to the highest at Mount San Gorgonio at 11,502 feet.
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San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
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+1 909-382-2600
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I have fond memories of camping here with the family as a kid, so, when we needed a last-minute campsite on a late-Spring weekend and newer choices were all full-up, I decided to resurrect old memories and give Heart Bar a try. It was great...More

1  Thank chris k
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Recreation, scenery, wildlife and wildflowers, wow! Great outdoors and great, helpful staff. Easy to visit after work or on weekends.

Thank robgriffith5365
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We love to go to arrowhead village and enjoy the view of San Bernardino city. The sunsets are spectacular seen from the mountains

1  Thank Tita M
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We were expecting lots of snow going up into the mountains but guess it’s been a dry year ! Mountains are beautiful - most national venues were closed this time of the year but still beautiful !

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Hike to Forest Falls was absolutely amazing. There is plenty of parking but always come early to get a good spot. Restrooms are available in the picnic area. Creek crossing and rock hopping and scrambling here is great with kids. Being able to see the...More

1  Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The crazy winding road was fun to drive with great views. It's a short distance from town with a few small towns along the way. The lakes are pretty and hiking opportunities abound

Thank cheribree2016
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We took the Scenic Highway 38 out of Big Bear Lake. Lovely views of the mountains. Lots of hiking opportunities. There were some restrooms along the way. Whether you have a couple of hours or all day to explore, you can make it work.

Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We drove here on the way to Las Vegas as we came from San Diego and let me tell you: is as gorgeous as the Sequoia and Yosemite park, although in a different way, no wonder that I kept filming and taking pictures all the...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Both drove and walked in many different areas of the forest while I was up in Lake Arrowhead area for a week. Lovely places everywhere, with autumn color beginning to show.

Thank OsiyaGal
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I went here with a colleague on a Sunday. From Long Beach it was a 2-3 hour leisurely drive as we stopped at several places in the mountains to look at the views. We first went to Arrowhead Lake and then Big Bear Lake. The...More

Thank RossOrpington
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aileensgems
7 March 2017|
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Response from John M |
Please contact the local chamber of commerce in Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead or Idyllwild. The Forest Service does not have rental cabins on the San Bernardino.
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Jorge A
6 March 2017|
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Response from kedalion1 | Reviewed this property |
There are weather websites that have snow cover maps that you can see where there is snow. Try googling snow cover map. I just did, and it looked like there was very little in the SB Mountains. You might be able to get... More
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msbunburyist
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Response from ABEJOURNEYS | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot os spots on your way up to the mountain, but I really recomend you to go to the Arrowhead Lake Village that a beautiful place to spend the day end one of my favorites. Enjoy your day
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