Heart Bar Campground

San Bernardino National Forest

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46483 Highway 38
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
909-382-2600
909-382-2790
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 34.1588, -116.7854

Last Price Paid: $23
Number of Sites: 89
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6893 ft
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
Verizon Extended
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Cliff Day
CA
32 Coachman Pursuit
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 90

Cliff Day would stay here again

“Uncrowded US forest campground 20 miles south of Big Bear Lake, CA”

Reviewed May 25, 2017

Overall Rating

I live about 40 miles from here and wanted to find a "close" campground that does not have a lot of people. I found it at Heart Bar campground. Unlike close by Barton Flats which it seems everyone has heard of, this is further up the road, beautiful spot and uncrowded.

Sites are large and spread out. There are about 100 sites, but because it is spread out it doesn't feel that large at all. I usually camp during the week to avoid weekend crowds, as a result there were only a few other campers here. Even if it had been full, it still would be nice because the sites are spread out.

I camp in 32 foot motorhome and had no problems getting in or getting level. There is potable water but no dump station, although there is apparently one close by. Mix of shade and sunny sites, I prefer more sun so my solar panels will charge the batteries. Verizon signal was strong enough to get connected; 2 bar LTE in the Santa Ana loop. Maybe different in other loops that are somewhat lower in elevation.

Plenty of hiking opportunities in the area. Big Bear Lake area is 20 miles away. Elevation here is about 6900' with other nearby mountains much higher, so temps in spring and summer are mild.

Camp host was very friendly. Only down side was a generator running long hours from the next site over. Most others only ran generator for short periods.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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TinCanPlan
Austin, TX
27 Airstream CCD International
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 167

TinCanPlan would stay here again

“Perfect Stay in the Mountains”

Reviewed May 30, 2016

Overall Rating

We LOVED Heart Bar Campground. We arrived without a reservation and read the "fees board" which tells you what to do if you show up without a reservation, like us. You can drive around to find open spots and lucky for us, there were plenty!
We found a loop called Santa Ana which was in the back and to the right. This is the first come first serve area and there wasn't a camper in sight. The spots are super spacious with great views and they were very clean.
You can drive into Big Bear Mountain to hike and check out the lake. There are also grocery stores and such there so if you forget anything I'd recommend heading that way rather than heading back down the mountain (depending on which way you came in).
The camp hosts were very friendly. They drove by occasionally on their carts to make sure all was well. They also collected our payment and put a sticker out indicating how long we have served the the campsite.
This is definitely a top 5 campground for us.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
Verizon Extended

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Heart Bar Campground - Big Bear Mountain - Tin Can Plan

We thought we would take a weekend trip up to the mountains to get away from the dreaded beach so we picked San Bernardino National Forest to head towards. We use a few different sites when search...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • firewood
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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