3N14 – San Berdu NF

Fawnskin CampingFawnskin Camping; Forest Road #3N14 – San Bernardino National Forest

The best Big Bear camping is the back roads with the Yellow Post Sites. From the center of town in Fawnskin, head up the big hill, the graded wide dirt road, right behind the fire station; Forest Service Rd# 3N14 leads straight up to tall pines, pinyon forest & manzanita. You can find plenty primitive spots to camp in. Look for the yellow post sites.

Along this route is also 2 popular Big Bear Campgrounds

  • Hanna Flat Campground w/ 88 camp spots
  • Big Pine Flat Campground w/ 17 camp spots

Another dirt road #3N16 crosses this road & runs the length of the ridge. Great region for SUV forest exploring – for the first timer. Big OHV area, so be prepared for an occasional motorcycle or quad screaming by. You can find the best seclusion, on dead end routes, near old mines.

This North Big Bear Lake forest area was affected by wild fires in 1999.