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South Pasadena, California
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Spent one night here in July when temps in LA were over 100! Great location near bike trails, kayak rentals and hiking paths, all in sight of the lake. Camp site was lovingly tended prior to our arrival, large rocks were grouped, dirt was raked, no trash in sight. Public restrooms with showers were clean and easy to reach even...

1Thank MamaJuji
Loma Linda, California
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Alot of sites offer plenty of shade and trees where you can hang your hammocks. Some sites offer plenty of space/privacy where as some sites offer little privacy. I did run into some rowdy campers in the past but I worry more about people setting off their car alarm super early in the morning! Bathrooms are always well maintained, nice...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We tent camped for three days at Serrano and loved it! Here are our tops reasons - Location is great - On the lake with a fabulous bike/walking path that runs along the lake and ends at the bridge just across from town. Spacious tent sites with plenty of privacy, a huge picnic table and fire ring. Safe and secure...

Thank BikeWalla
Orange, CA, USA
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great camp site. Nice "big" spots so you don't feel like you’re on top of one another. Only thing I wish is that the bathrooms were closer to the hookup spots. I know most RVs have bathrooms but most pop ups don't and from space 58 to the nearest bathroom is a 1/4 mile walk. Not horrible but at night...

Thank MESchlegel3
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely pine tree filled campground that is huge! Most of the full hookups r wide. many more dry camp sites. Super clean all around. Friendly employees and hosts. Very quiet at night even tho close to road. Noise isn't an issue. Nice walking/bike path close along lakeside. Didn't have an opportunity to visit bathrooms but heard frm other campers...

Thank czech2011
San Diego, United States
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Review is specifically for camp ground #131 in Lakeview Loop. Overall, I highly recommend this campground. Pros: -Affordable (think of it as a 1000 star hotel with a price of $$...can't beat that :)) -Check-in/Check-out process is a breeze (rangers were super nice to us & answered all questions) -Family/kid friendly/pet friendly (seen many dogs here & they do not...

2Thank Kayla N
Fountain Valley, California
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I camped here for 5 days in July, 2016. The campsite was spacious and shady. The Rangers were friendly and informative. The restrooms and showers were super clean and free, the best I have seen at a camp ground. The location is amazing and within walking distance to the lake. It's scenic and so relaxing. Yes, the...

1Thank donteverstop
Hesperia, California, United States
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Serrano campground is a federal campground on the North side of Big Bear lake. Heavily wooded location just a short walk to Big Bear lake. A great escape from the high temps. at home. Well kept and maintained by a friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend this campground!

1Thank Phillip F
Temecula, California
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The pros: 1. Literally the cleanest bathrooms and showers I have ever seen camping - and we have camped in MANY places in California. Consider me impressed. 2. There are many bathrooms and showers, so no matter where your site is, its not far. 3. The walking/biking trail is fantastic - beautiful scenery and plant life. 4. They greeted our...

6Thank NotthatMelB
Planet Earth
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights/3 days in July. Stayed in the double campsite (115/116?) with a couple of other family. One night, it got unexpectedly cold for some so be prepared for cold mountain weather. Overall, very nice location so close to LA. We went kayaking and bobsledding in the town across the lake. Good: * 5 minute walk...

2Thank EarthSpinner

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This family campground is located in the San Bernardino mountains. Serrano is located on the north side of Big Bear Lake, 2 miles east of Fawnskin. There are 93 single sites and 16 double sites. Popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, boating and fishing. Amenities and services include camp host, comfort station, dump station, RV hookups, fire rings, firewood sales, interpretive programs, interpretive trails, picnic tables, showers and restrooms. Accessible. Reservations can be made as early as 6 months or can be placed as late as 24 hours in advance based upon availability. For example, reservations could be made on a Thursday before 2pm for an arrival the next day, Friday for a 2pm check-in if there is site availability. Call NRRS 1*877*444*6777 or recreation.gov or at Serrano Campground kiosk 909*866*8550. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serrano Campgrounds

Address: 40650 North Shore Lane, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region > Fawnskin
Number of rooms: 132
Also Known As:
Serrano Campgrounds Hotel Big Bear Lake
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“Away from the main highway!”
lize171, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“#112-#118 are superb. Quiet side of the campground & closest to the lake.”
  • View when you look up! (#117)
  • Site #117
  • REI Kingdom 6 @ Site 117 with a beautiful view.
mellicopter, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“campground. we were at site 54”
calsun99, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“Book your site in advance”
ningy118, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Find the shady spots!!”
665emilyz, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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