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Serrano Campground

Fawnskin, California


40800 North Shore Drive
Fawnskin, California 92314
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Sites: 109
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.26136
Longitude: -116.91944

Elevation: 6765' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Love this park! Full hook-ups at Snowberry Loop. Staff are very helpful. Need reservations 6 months in advance if you want to stay over a weekend. Trails here are well maintained. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44-snowberry loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground and... bonus! because it has full hookups in a National park. lots of trees, short walk to the lake. Our site, 64 on the snow berry loop, was level and had ample room to park our trailer and still have our truck on the pad. There are a lot of trails to walk/hike and it is fairly quiet though it is close to the highway and road noise is present. The power was clean, however, the 30 amp outlet was a little loose. It was not a problem during our stay as we did not need air conditioning. It got cold!! Reservations, especially for the full hook up RV sites, are difficult to get and you have to book early. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Snowberry loop 64
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book eThe town proper is a short drive and there is endless stuff to do. Shop, food watersport rentals, etc. etc. arly in the year for summer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We boondocked 2 nights at Serrano Campgrounds.

The campground was full and there were a lot of families with small children camping and having a good time. Although the campgrounds are quite beautiful with abundant trees and scenery, we found the sites to be too close for comfort. Additionally, the campground was very smoky from campfires late into the night and early morning probably due to the nature of the sites being so close together and the younger crowds that stay up late to party.

There are sites with hookups but as this is the closest campground to Big Bear Lake, they were all taken. We walked the park and found the hookup sites seemed to be about the same size as the tent sites.

We peeked inside the bathhouses and they have private showers with locking doors, roomy enough with an area for changing too.

I would definitely suggest this park to younger families with children or college kids, however, we will probably not return to this park because we appreciate a little more solitude and space while camping. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
34
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Watch out for the crazy cyclists that seem to think they own the little two lane roads that encircle the lake. They don't have much of a bike lane, but they need to allow cars to pass safely too.

Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area is beautiful with ample hiking, boating, SUP, fishing and off-roading opportunities.

Both the towns of Fawn Skin and Big Bear have quaint little shopping areas too.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here for two days, spot #42. The park is clean, quiet and park personnel friendly and helpful. The sites are very nice, some are sloped though. Restrooms/showers clean. The roads throughout the park are narrow. Walk to the lake is probably a half mile. There is a small convenience store close by. Bike/walking path runs through the park. Using your Federal Senior Pass card will get you a discounted rate. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Be aware, Rules at this campground ARE NOT enforced as stated in the park handouts! Quiet hours are not enforced. Too bad pet owners DO NOT pick up after their animals, leaving poop behind on sites. There should be a limit to number of animals per site just like number of people per site (4 large barking dogs per site is absurd). People are so rude and inconsiderate, truly amazing, it can ruin your entire trip. Sites are close. Normally a nice park, but weekend visitors are out of control and think they are only ones around! We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 396
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground in the woods. Leveling the rig was a little tough due to the angle on the pad, but it's doable. Thirty amp electric, but the water pressure is a bit low. Site #44 is a good long site. I would stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice, clean and wooded campground. As previously noted, some of the sites, including the one we stayed in (62), have the picnic table and fire ring on the opposite side of the RV door entry. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

What a pretty campground this is. However, despite how the map looks, it is not on the lake and the walk to the lake is about 1/2 mile away through other people's property. Beautiful big trees, friendly staff, many many birds, and quiet (at least when we were there in April). Our only quibble was that the ranger lined all of us RVs smack up next to each other when there was plenty of space in the campground, so you might want to ask if you can cruise through and look for your own spot. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

1st time at this park, but certainly not the last. I usually go to Mammoth for the mountains but this is just as nice and a lot closer to home for a So Ca local like me. Park was quiet and clean. Saw lots of hosts/maintenance people at work. Everything you need is not more than a 10 minute drive to the city of Big Bear. Very close hike to lake with nice paved hiking/biking trail. Many hiking trails in the area. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 396
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice National forest campground. The sites were good size and paved. The patio area was dirt though. One of the down sides was that some of the sites had the patio area on the opposite side of the rig as the entry door (site #60 that we had). It put the picnic table and the fire pit on the wrong side as well. It just made it inconvenient to set up chairs and the rug on the same side as the other amenities. A storm came through and dumped 8" of fresh snow the first night we were there. Pretty but it turned the dirt area around the rig to mush when it started to melt. We had to have the rug on the door side so we could enter the rig without stepping in mud. The amenities on the other side were kind of useless. Beautiful quiet area though, great for kids and not far from town. The 30 amp electric service worked well, as we needed to run a space heater most nights to keep the cold at bay. I would stay here again. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Serrano Campground is a wonderful place to stay. I usually try to get a satellite view of parks I'm not familiar with just to get an idea of what I may be getting into. The satellite view does this park no justice and could even be discouraging. It is in a National Forest and is near the Big Bear Ski resort and a stones throw away from Big Bear lake. You are in the country but very close to civilization so amenities are not far away including a country store that is in walking distance that kind of serves the campground and other camping near by. The park gets plenty of snow so you might think that it is a seasonal park but it is open year around. Look forward to visiting it in the winter someday. We will definitely stay here again God willing. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a National Forest Campground. Friendly staff. Very well maintained, level back in sites, plenty of space between sites, very quiet day and night even when full on the weekend. We loved our stay here, and will go again. Close to Big Bear City. A bike path runs east about 3.3 miles to the outskirts of Big Bear City with great lakeside views! We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park. There is a road but very little road noise. You are surrounded by huge pine trees everywhere. I do not think there is a bad spot in the park. They have a wonderful asphalt trail that winds around Big Bear Lake. There was snow in the mountains and one ski area still open. Sleepy town which feeds off the snow in the winter and the lake in the summer. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first time at this campground and we loved it. It was so peaceful and the staff was very friendly. The grounds are kept very clean and the lake is a short distance away. There is a bike and walking trail and just down the road from the Discovery Center. We will return, the scenery is awesome. We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

The PCT(Pacific Crest Trail) real close. Lots of trails. This is perfect for my family. Clean showers and beautiful scenery. Will come back soon We camped at Serrano Campground in a Motorhome.

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