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Camping - Big Bear Lake

  • Sun, July 23, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Wed, July 26, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Big Bear Lake (Serrano Campground)
  • 24


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This option is for GO members. If you are not currently a GO member, please click on the "Add GO Chapter Membership" option when signing up for this option.
  • Use this option to list any 2nd person in an RV. This price is for a GO member. If you are not a GO member, please join first and then sign up for this option.
  • There is a $40 fee for each person beyond the driver and 1st passenger in an RV.
  • Use this option if you booked your own site for this event, staying with a friend, staying in a hotel, etc.
  • Only select this option if you are one of the Trip Leaders for this event.

Sorry to report this trip has been cancelled due to weather.

Join us for a cool time in the mountains with a variety of activities: Hike, bike, kayak, boat tour, 4x4, museum visit, ski lift ride, and campfire activities. We have spacious campsites in the top-rated Serrano campground located within easy access to all activities. We will also have a traditional Tea Time and Potluck.  Registration closes July 18.

Our sites are in the Summer Wind loop, and are standard, dry-camping sites which will be shared between RVs and tents.
The Alpine Pedal Path and the Cougar Crest Trail are nearby and provide access to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Kayaks can be rented near Veteran’s Park, with 1 to 2 hour excursions along the shoreline available at $35 for single seat and $45 for 2 seat kayaks. If you are interested in kayaking, reply to Brian. If enough members are interested, we’ll reserve some kayaks.

Facillities and Amenities
Flush Toilets - Campfire Rings - Drinking Water - Dump Station - Grills - Showers. Big Bear Discovery Center.

There is a $5 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. There is overflow parking along North Shore Lane for additional vehicles, at no charge. Additional vehicle fees are paid by the campers and reimbursed by GOPS. Click here to see the overflow parking location.

What to Bring - Ten Essentials, camp chair,camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Saturday night. Bring hiking gear, kayaking gear, biking gear and cash if you plan to take part in these activities.

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Sunday July 23rd

  • 12 PM  Check in. Look for Great Outdoors Banner/Signs.  Contact Brian 760-333-6842
  • 3 PM   Trip to Big Bear Historical Museum
  • 6 PM   Tea meet and greet. Bring an appetizer to share.  May go to restaurant. Take head count for Miss Liberty Boat Trip Monday 

Monday July 24th 

  • 10 AM   Hiking / 4*4 trip to Snow Summit -Buy or pack lunch
  • Take head count for kayaking Tuesday 
  • 2 PM   Miss Liberty Boat tour 2 hr / $22
  • 6:30 PM     Pot Luck Dinner
  • Sunset      Propane Campfire -No wood fires-, followed by Bingo. 

Tuesday July 25th            

  • 8:45  AM   Gather for kayaking / 1 to 2 hrs.
  • 12 PM   Gather for consensus for 4*4 trip, hiking and/or going into town.
  • 1 PM   Hike Cougar Crest : 5.4 miles   895 feet 
  • 5:30 PM   Dinner on your own
  • 7  PM   Propane Campfire,  50/50 Raffle

Wednesday July 26th

  • 12 Noon     Check out

* Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.  

Pets - Dogs are welcomed. Must be kept on 6' leash.  Please pick up after your pet and dispose of waste properly. 

Directions - click here

Climate - Low 80’s / Lows Mid 40's

Refunds -  Cancellation for a refund minus service fee of $15.00 must be received by July 18th.

Contact -  Brian Davis via phone at 760-333-6842 or via email at

Pricing -Membership-  Prices are based upon you being a GO paid member.  If not currently a Great Outdoors Outdoors member, you will need to purchase a membership  at an additional $25 per person.  Each person going must complete a registration. 

Note:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

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