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20 RV Parks near Big Bear City, California
May 2012 - $0.00
We were on our way west and stopped for fuel at the Morongo Travel Center. We then decided to boondock in their parking lot. The lot is asphalt and relatively level and located at the far back of the casino/hotel. Park perpendicular to the marked parking spaces for an easier level. The experience was much nicer than our previous stays at the casinos in the Indio area, and about 15 degrees cooler for this time of the year. We would have no problem staying here again. The price reflected is actually zero, but of course you don't factor in what's spent at the casino. They also have casino shuttles that occasionally come through the parking lot, but it's not a long walk from the parking lot to the casino and restaurants. - James T
Jan 2012 - $0.00
This is a big parking lot behind the casino. I followed the signs to "RV Parking" and that isn't the overnight parking. The shuttle van drove up as we pulled in and cheerfully guided us to the correct lot. He told us we could stay as long as five nights. There is a dumpster available. There are train tracks in the area, but far enough away that the trains were barely noticeable. When you sign up for a player's card in the casino, each of you gets a card good for $10 in the casino restaurants. This is a very convenient stopover along I-10 just west of Palm Springs. - Denali
Sep 2018 - $27.00
We actually stayed here in the months of July, August and September. We adore this National Forest Campground. The sights themselves are spacious. However, not all the pads are and many are not very level. We tried different areas in the hookups and found several that we feel suit our needs. Most of our camping was from Monday to Friday noon. With school being out, the campground was quite busy. On weekends just about every spot in the park is reserved so I recommend going to Recreation.gov to either make reservations or see what might be available. There is a 2.8 mile hiking trail and a couple of shorter trails. The restrooms and showers are almost always clean and stocked. Each site has a very large picnic table and a fire ring. You can buy firewood at the check-in booth or at the camp host's sites. The roads throughout the park are a little narrow which could make it difficult for some bigger rigs. Many of the sites have length restrictions so I would advise checking either the Recreation.gov website or call the park to make sure your rig will fit. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Lake Gregory and Lake Arrowhead are close by. This is our go-to place to beat the summer heat. - Nana May
Oct 2015 - $48.00
A beautiful location up in the mountains, but not for the faint-hearted or for vehicles prone to overheating. The drive entails 16 miles up a switchback road, precipitous drop-offs on one side. I drive a 40-foot rig, and some of the hairpin turns meant using both lanes!
Once there, the place is isolated, tranquil, beautiful. Our wooded campsite was isolated enough that we didn't see anybody except the park ranger soon after we arrived. Shower house was an easy 1/4 mile walk, nice hot showers, spacious shower stalls, everything clean.
Apart from the drive there, the only 2 negatives were that my GPS tried to take me in the back way, through a footpath (not the park's fault, but ended in a narrow cul-de-sac), then when we left, no exit signs! We were driving round loops not designed for a 40-foot RV for about 15 minutes till we found the camp host who gave us directions out. - RV-Roamer
Oct 2014 - $38.00
We have stayed at this forested campground years ago and decided to come back for a visit. Our site was sloped quite a bit from back to front, which caused the front wheels of our MH to be off of the ground. The trees were very close and our front door opened between two trees, which made it kind of an obstacle course getting in and out of the door. All of the usable space was behind the rig. The 50 amp service worked well, and there was a water faucet close enough to the rig so I could get water at the site using about 75' of water hose. The big negative for me was the addition of the new "pay dump station" at the front entry. The price of the park was pricey in itself for the lack of full hook ups, but the new dump station charges a $10 per dump fee whether you are staying in the park or not. I stayed 5 days in the park, and brought a gray water tote to allow for the extended stay. I was shocked by $10 per use fee for registered campers. $2 to $3 would have been reasonable, but $10 is just ripping off the public. In my opinion, these unreasonably high fees will just encourage campers to illegally dump there gray water on the ground. I will not stay here again just because of the dump fee. - SargeW
Sep 2018 - $50.00
dba Colorado River Adventures. This Place is a Scam! Upon viewing a 90 Minute Presentation: 1. Excessive Membership Fees that would shock an electric eel 2. Promises of gifts never received 3. Park infested with ants 4. Park infested with flies 5. Park infested with ferrell cats 6. Water turned off without notice. Limited 50A few and far in between Extremely Dusty. This place is a dump...Stay away! Stay away from this organization....Bad news!! - Windman69
May 2017 - $10.00
Another park that offers nothing for adult visitors. No adult swim time, no age limit for spa. Sites are so close together but people blare music so loud you can't listen to your tv or music. No presence of workers. Loud noise from the freeway. Will not return. - Lcarpen52
Mar 2017 - $1.00
We are CRA members and used this as a "just passing through" site. Pros: Nice clubhouse, hot tub hot, showers clean, good access to area. Cons: very noisy traffic from I10. Even with windows closed the noise was constant. The water faucet and sewer outlet are right beside each other, and were buried in dirt. Had to dig them out in order to access. Spaces are pull through but narrow. I did not get an escort to site but saw that others did. Worst part was a cackle of retirees constantly complaining about the activities of children and setting security on them if they went near the empty hot tub or played pool in the clubhouse. They weren't using any of those things but just delighted in showing their control. Overall a decent overnight stay if you aren't too noise sensitive. Can't imagine they sell too many memberships here. - phxchica
Dec 2017 - $50.00
Access to the park is not so good. The tail of our coach scraped going in (as have many others from the scars left behind). There is a rear access...it is worse. The office was open but no one around. There was not a bell or any means of attracting the attention of the management. Finally, a young man emerged. He was pleasant and informative. He apologized for the poor internet that was available. He suggested that we keep an eye out for coyotes if we were to walk our dog outside of the park. There is no other place to walk them. We did not receive a hard copy receipt. We had a choice of e-mail or text if we wanted a record.
Our site #1 was small and very unlevel but we were able to make it work. Hookups were to the left and in good condition W, P & S but no cable connection. (It is advertised). When asked about cable TV we were told we were welcome to watch the office TV. It has cable. The grounds we neat and tidy. There is only concrete and dirt though and that's okay, it is in the desert. If there was a pool we did not see one nor was one mentioned at check in. The clientele are mostly permanents but their sites were tidy. The internet was non existent. We could not log on and we were right across from the office.
Had we not been on the road all day, we would have asked for our money back and stayed at a Walmart. This is a $20.00 per night park at best. All it has going for it is the power, water and sewer.
Not located in the nicest part of town. We paid $56.74 ($49.99 + $5.75 tax) and we will never be back. - Rollin Ollens
May 2017 - $45.00
This is a tiny park and with few amenities. Space they had reserved for my trailer was not big enough, although they insisted it was, and we could not stay there. Some spaces looked to be reasonable size; all were back-in; and most looked to be seasonal. The space reserved for us was in front of the admin/laundry/meeting building and our hitch would have stuck out into the lane; and no room for the truck. They charged me 2 nights anyway per their policy. Beware if you make a reservation! From what I saw, the place looked relatively clean. Pool was tiny. - AL Sojourner
May 2016 - $40.00
Have been staying here once a month for my husband's Dr. Appts. the Asst. Mgr. is the best very friendly and helpful, but the owner's son is hard to deal, he has taken over business and intimidates and makes you very uncomfortable. He has let things go around the grounds. It now has lots of weeds and stickers, showers need a good cleaning, animal droppings not picked up on the grounds, and he doesn't give the discounts advertised. - Cherishedgirls
Oct 2017 - $55.00
Typical KOA, long enough , level site so we didn't have to unhook the tow. Dog park was ok but we thought our smallest dog might be able to get under one gate. Everything worked. The trains were noisy but typical for RV parks next to train tracks or highways or between them. I would stay there again - Go often
Mar 2017 - $45.00
Stayed here 2 nights in March. Nice park , well kept , on the edge of town , but very convenient for food and shopping. Nice folks with a great staff. Excellent sites that will only get better as the shrubs mature between them. We will definitely stay here again ! - DalenDeb
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We've stayed here before. It is located adjacent to a high school, on Friday nights you may experience football games. But it was not objectionable. When I called for the reservation, I was given space 70. Upon arrival (after the office was closed) we were switched to site 73. Arrived at site 73 to find it previously assigned to another RV. To solve this issue, we pulled into the best suited open site for us. I'm sure we took someone's assigned site. This location was quiet and a very few children running around. Utilities were acceptable, didn't try the pool, cable or WiFi. Our site didn't have large trees but most sites do. The sites are packed gravel and somewhat level. The streets are asphalt. The grounds were neat and tidy. The are was windy but not that bad. Just windy to not extend awnings.
We did enjoy sitting out in the evening and watching the wonderful sunsets and sunrises.
For a pull thru, the site was just long enough for a 30' TT. Had to park sideways and barely made it.
Overall, it was quiet and will return again. - SD75mac
Sep 2016 - $4.00
Three big lakes for fishing (if you have a CA license); lots of full time residents; they also have room for tenters; FHU with good electrical voltage and water quality; no cable but Wifi reception was good. They have a HUGE dog park (used to be a baseball park, which is how it is still marked on their map). Nice playground, pool, hot tub. They have rec area (but pay pool tables), laundry room. They have a little café where they cook b'fast and lunch. There are nice walking trails behind the campground. - Kerch Family
May 2015 - $14.00
While this RV Park is off of the freeways 215 & 10 with concrete driveways, it is on a railway line and the trains come through quite often. So it is somewhat noisy which is why we kept our windows closed at night and if too warn run the A/C. The sites are back-in and most have concrete pads and (worn) picnic tables. No fire pits and no cable TV so if you want satellite pick a spot clear of the trees. The other sites are sand/dirt. They have 3 small lakes for walking around and for fishing. For amenities they have a pool & spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a cafe and game room for TV, reading, pool, and group parties. We would stay again as it is one of our membership parks, but we would not stay for an extended period. - Michael Kibler
Mar 2013 - $14.00
This is a private membership park. The rate cited is a Coast-to-Coast member rate. Our site was a fairly level cement pad, with a good-size gravel area next to it for parking the toad and placing the picnic table we snagged from another site. The pad was not long enough for our 41' rig, so we stuck out in the road a couple feet, but that didn't present a traffic problem. The interior roads are plenty wide for navigating a big rig. The trees can present a problem for a rooftop satellite dish on many sites, but there was plenty of room to set up a tripod-mounted dish and miss the trees. The site we were put in was almost on the road. Across the road were the busiest train tracks I have ever seen (or heard). It wasn't unusual for four trains an hour to go by. Fortunately, they blew their horns quite a way down the tracks from the park, but folks who are sensitive to train noise would not be happy. We were not able to get a site in an area further from the tracks, but that could be due to the fact that it was Easter weekend and park members had the park almost full. Very good Verizon 4G data service (18 Mbps) sometimes, 3G service others. Nice big laundry with newer machines. The bath/shower rooms that were in the laundry building were outstanding. Each shower was a private individual room, with a bench and dry place to dress. Park Wi-Fi was not available at our site. We will stop there again when going through the area. - Denali
Jan 2013 - $37.00
This park has so many problems in should not be in business, the water supply has according to the bulletin handed out by the Manager coli form and is un-drinkable. The septic system collapsed and a motor home sunk into the ground causing $7,000. in damage to the motor home alone, and according to the work crew this is the third time this has happened! There are no pool or any thing else at this park and it is miles from any attractions. This seams to be a long term park for low income people. - lethia
Jan 2013 - $37.00
This park is shabby, rundown, and over priced. The office staff are more interested in playing computer games and sitting in front of the office smoking than they are in helping you check in, and if you are not satisfied or have a problem the manager lets you know that you will just need to deal with it! The water is un-useable, and the sewer backs up. I recommend that you just find another park to spend time at. Also there are no amenities at this park. There is a club room, but it is kept locked. - leemarie
Dec 2012 - $17.00
We stayed here for six weeks and enjoyed it very much. Very friendly and very clean. About 70% of spaces are permanent campers. It was very quiet. Propane available on site. Our monthly rate was $400. We aren't towing a vehicle and the only negative thing was that it's a two-mile walk to the grocery store. That said, we had plenty of offers for rides. - Maudeen
Feb 2019 - $48.00
For short term stays- in a pinch- ok, but be prepared for lots of tight turns and obstacles.
The park itself looks ok. Yes- there are lots of long term residents. I didn't notice any junker RVs there. There are lots of long term storage sites as well. The few people that we met there were nice and would wave. The reason for 2 stars- we stayed 3 nights and they gave us a back in site. OK no problem. Except its uphill and in a small cul-de-sac and oh, since there are full timers there- go ahead and get the fifthwheel in around all of their cars and stuff. The check in was easy, check out even easier. The hook ups were easy. There were 30 and 50amp hook ups. Site was pretty level. It had cigarette butts all over it so that's another negative. Our fifth wheel is 36’. We are not planning on coming back to this campground. Unless they get better short term sites. - Layn
Jun 2017 - $64.00
Though this RV park has great potential it is not pursued. Most of the spaces are permanent residents in old RV's most appear not movable. The residents do not keep up their sites so it looks horrid. Broken down vehicles and trash (maybe personal belongings) surround most of the permanent residents sites. This is not much more than an expensive overnight stopover. There my was no picnic table at my site. Next time I am in the area I will go to a Walmart or rest area which is comparable to this RV park only free. There is no place to dump your trash. On a positive note it was quiet. - pjkoths
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Stayed here for 3 months during the winter. Roads could use some work, some tight turns; under new management, they are working on landscaping (mostly desert area). Spots are gravel with a concrete patio. There are a lot of full time residents but all were very nice. Some of the run down RV's are being weeded out (I'm sure that takes time). Our spot was up on a hill, could get windy at times. Never any issues with the laundry services. Nice pool and hot tub. Others stated they didn't feel safe, we never had an issue with anyone there or in the area. We walked our dogs all through the nearby neighborhoods without any problems at all. My husband rode his bike to the nearby Walmart and grocery store. Several families in the park with kids; had a park Halloween party that was fun. Office staff friendly and helpful. No this is not a high dollar resort, but it is a nice and safe place to stay. I worked in San Bernardino so this was a good spot for us to have as a home base. We would stay again. - LaneyC RN
Nov 2014 - $18.00
This campground is only for Elks members. The park is quiet, although it lies near the highway. The employees of the lodge are very friendly and helpful. They have 30 amps, water and wifi. The dump station is in front of the building. The key to the dump station is located in the office. Just a mile away there are supermarkets and other shops. We were happy here and would definitely come back. - Myrvisbig
Nov 2013 - $15.00
A members only park. RV parking is behind the lodge. There are many RV's in storage here (15 or so). The 5 transient spaces might be reservable with a phone call, though the Elks RV book doesn't indicate this. The book indicates a 2 week maximum stay; however,during our visit there were 3 rigs here with over a month in the same spot. We saw one other rig spend 1 night during our 5 night stay. It would appear that the lodge is flexible for whatever a person needs. Shopping is nearby. - Bucky Beaver
Mar 2009 - $20.00
Well maintained park operated by the County of San Bernardino. The sites are roomy, level and easy to access. Each site has a picnic table and metal fire ring. The Mojave River Forks name implies that a flowing river would be nearby. In fact, the Mojave River is not readily accessible to the campground and only flows seasonally. For watersports, Silverwood Lake is only a 10-minute vehicle ride away. The main activities featured at this park are hiking and equestrian trails. We made reservations ($5.00 fee) at www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/parks/ and only had to show our reservation confirmation at the entrance gate. We camped at site #18 which did have a shade tree. A very quiet park and we would stay here again. - highlander92
Nov 2005 - $20.00
This park was nearly deserted when we camped here. There are a number of sites with full hookups and others (in a different section) without any. Each site has a table and a firepit, also a grill. There seemed to be a shade tree or two at each site, along with grassy areas. Sites are packed gravel and seemed ample for most rigs. The restrooms are older and fairly basic, but were well maintained. A quiet, peaceful place with lots of acreage on which to walk or ride bikes. This is a San Bernardino County park and the only payment method accepted when we visited was cash. There is an on-site host. Note that you must have proof of insurance on your rv, plus show the registration papers before you are allowed to register. We stayed here for two nights and would happily stay again. - rfarkle