Camping & Hiking

Lake Arrowhead offers a variety of options for those wishing to camp in the surrounding National Forest. There are two campgrounds in the Lake Arrowhead Communities;

Dogwood Campground Description: 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, & 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.

North Shore Campground Description: 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. Restrooms are provided. Group camping is not available.

Group Camps 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: 1-877-444-6777 or visit their website at

Hiking There are numerous hiking trails in the area with the Pacific Crest Trail passing within a few miles of the Lake Arrowhead Communities. Take a look at the hiking and camping trail map and choose one of our many trails and campgrounds available during the warm weather months. The maintained campgrounds are based on a fee structure, and have ready access to hiking trails.

Camping - your choice, wild or mild! Wooded campsites


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Yellow Post 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, 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, (909) 382-2782, before you embark on your trip.