Heart Bar Campground
Heart Bar Campground

Heart Bar Campground

  • The Heart Bar Campground provides access to some of southern California's greatest backcountry hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, as well as a nice play to experience nature. A variety of recreation opportunities are available in the surrounding area as well, leaving little more to be desired from a campsite.

    A variety of backcountry hiking, biking and horseback riding trails can be found near the campground, including the famed Santa Ana River Trail, which provides miles of scenic mountain views and points of exploration. The Wildhorse Creek Trail, which explores 5 miles of rolling terrain in the area, is accessed just north of the campground and leads to a remote camping area south of Wildhorse Meadow. It climbs nearly 1,100 feet in elevation and is moderately difficult. Creek fishing is also available nearby.

    Features

    • Bike Riding
    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching

    Facilities

    Campground (89 total sites)

    The campground offers multiple single, double and accessible campsites, available for tent and RV camping. While there are no hookups available at the campground, a dump station with potable water is available nearby. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground.

    The campground is nestled among pine-covered mountains, at an elevation of 6,880 feet. The mature trees provide some shade to the area, but understory is limited, leaving campsites with little privacy in some places. It is not far from Big Bear Lake, but far enough to retain a remote and secluded atmosphere.

    Big Bear Lake and its adjoining town are located approximately 20 miles from the campground, offering a variety of water-related recreation opportunities, as well as golf, shopping and restaurant options.

    Reserve Campground Now
    • Bears frequent the area; carefully practice all garbage and food storage regulations.

    • Campfires are permitted only within designated campfire rings.

    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather-related closures contact the forest supervisor's office, at (909) 382-2600.

    • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $8 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family 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. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.

    • This facility is operated by Mountaintop Recreation, a division of California Land Management. Your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website.

    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed.