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Camping Guide

There are two campgrounds in the Lake Arrowhead Communities for those wishing to camp in the surrounding National Forest. We are located over 1 mile high in altitude, the air is thinner (and cleaner) up here. Please prepare yourself accordingly for a wonderful time.

Dogwood Campground

This campground is located 20 miles Northeast of San Bernardino, CA in the San Bernardino National Forest. The campground was completely remodeled in 2004, complete with modern restrooms, showers and several electric hook-ups for RV’s. Activities include interpretive programs on Friday and Saturday nights, hiking trails, 15 minutes away from Lake Gregory, with boating, fishing and a water slide park. Lake Arrowhead village, with it’s fine dinning and quaint shops is only 5 minutes away.

*Please note this campground does not allow for access to Lake Arrowhead.

North Shore Campground

This campground is located 23 miles Northeast of San Bernardino in the San Bernardino National Forest, 3 miles from Lake Arrowhead Village, and 20 minutes to Lake Gregory with fishing, boat rentals and a water slide park. Campground has modern restrooms and running water. Located in the San Bernardino Mountains. Group camping is not available. *Please note this campground does not allow for access to Lake Arrowhead.

Large Group Camping Facilities

For groups of thirty to ninety people, group campgrounds provide another option. Picnic tables, fire rings, and bathrooms — and a certain distance from other campers — make the group campgrounds a popular option for church group and scout campouts. There are three group camps located within close proximity of the Lake Arrowhead Communities; Shady Cove, Tent Peg, and Fisherman’s Camp. Reservations are required. For camping reservations, please call the National Reservation Service at: (877) 444-6777 or visit their website at

Yellow Post Camp Sites

These camp sites offer a more primitive camping experience with considerable distance from other campsites and few amenities while being conveniently accessed from a paved road. Fire rings are provided but may be used only when the fire danger level permits – call the Ranger Station at (909) 382-2782 for information. Yellow post sites are available on a first-come-first-served basis, free of charge. For the adventurous, remote camping is allowed throughout the National Forest. Specific guidelines apply when camping outside of developed sites so call the Ranger Station before you embark on your trip.