Just north of Big Bear Lake sits the Serrano Campground in Fawnskin, California. It's part of the San Bernardino National Forest, and this picturesque family campground has 93 single sites and 16 double sites to choose from. Five of the sites are accessible, and accessible washrooms are available as well. The campsites at Serrano Campground are in walking distance from Big Bear Lake, and the sites are surrounded by pine trees and sagebrush. Pets are permitted to join their owners at Serrano Campground; just be sure to keep your furry friend on a leash.
Your spot at Serrano Campground will come with a fire ring and grill. Many of the sites have electric hookups, and a dump station is also available for a $10 fee. There are picnic areas at the campground, as well as drinking water, tent pads, and self-pay stations. Should you need any assistance during your stay, the Big Bear Ranger Station is within a mile of the campground. Be sure to stop into the ranger station to pick up a map if you plan on hiking.
There are several trails near the campground to choose from, including the Alpine Pedal Path and the Cougar Crest Trail. The Alpine Pedal Path stretches for 3.2 miles, and this paved path is open from dawn to dusk. For a longer journey, opt for the Cougar Crest Trail. This 5.2-mile out-and-back trail is rated as moderately difficult, and hikers are encouraged to wear proper footwear to navigate the rocky terrain. Your dog is welcome to join you on any of the trails near the campsite, too.Each night, the campground enforces quiet hours from 10 PM to 6 AM. If you'd like to visit on a holiday weekend, campers are required to book a three-night minimum stay. You can book as soon as 24 hours before you visit, or reserve your spot at Serrano Campground as much as six months ahead.