Primarily a spot for taking horses on a camping trip, the Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground works well for dog owners too! It is well--equipped for equestrian campers and is not far from the picturesque Big Bear Lake, which is a popular recreation spot throughout the year. Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, the campground lies at an elevation of 6,820 feet.
There is one group equestrian site where you can set up your tent or bring your RV. It has room for 25 people and five vehicles. No hookups are available and the parking sites are gravel. As you would expect, the site offers horse corrals and hitching racks. A horse staging area and watering stations are also available. There are several tables and grills as well as a campfire circle. The hilly area where the campground is located is speckled with mature evergreens. There are a few sunny spots, but you will like the ample shade provided by trees.
The campground also has drinking water and vault toilets. It’s a nice combination of comfort with a rustic feel. Remember to bring poop bags to clean up after your doggo. The Big Bear Lake is an excellent place for boating and fishing. Anglers get a variety of species including bluegill, catfish, trout, largemouth bass, and crappie. Since the water is quite cold and underwater obstacles are close to the shoreline, it’s best you didn’t go swimming. Instead, you can try mountain biking or hiking. There are plenty of trailheads near the campground. Off-road vehicles are also popular here; the Cactus Flats nearby offer almost 70 miles of off-road and motorcycle trails, along with a picnic area.
Open meadows are all over the area, welcoming tents and trailers alike. There’s nothing like scaling rugged mountains on your horse and feeling the wind breeze through your hair. This is the place to live out your wild west fantasies! You and Fido will love your time here.