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Join us for this mid summer getaway near Big Bear Lake with forests, lush sub-alpine meadows and sparkling lakes. Bring your tent or RV to the Oso Group Camp. Just 25 minutes from Big Bear Lake, the camp is at 6400’ elevation in the secluded Barton Flats area off of Highway 38. Nestled in alpine and fir forest, the site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Tent pads are shaded but group areas are primarily in the open. Drinking water and flush toilets are onsite, with inexpensive pay showers just a 5-minute drive away (Barton Flats), there are no utility hookups (dump site available nearby), RV’s park in the dirt, gravel parking lot. Hiking, biking, scenic sky chair at Snow Summit, kayaking and boat tour are some of the activities available.
Schedule Of Events
Sunday, Aug 14
2:00 - Check-in. No early arrivals.
4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
6:00 pm - Meet and greet BYOB, bring appetizer to share. Dinner on your own
7:00 pm - Group campfire activities
Monday, Aug 15
9:00 am -
1:00 pm - Hike *
6:00 pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share).
7:00 pm - Group Campfire
Tuesday, Aug 16
9:00 am - Hike*
Wednesday, Aug 17
11:00 am - Clean up campground areas. Check Out. Safe travels home.
*Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.
The group campground offers one large group campsite, available for tent and RV camping. There are no utility hookups at the site and roads, as well as the parking area, are gravel and dirt. The site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided at the campground. Tent pads are shaded but group areas are primarily in the open. We will have a propane fire-pit for the group if there are fire restrictions in effect.
Need to Know:
Bears frequent the area; carefully follow garbage disposal and food storage regulations
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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.
What to Bring: Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Saturday night, a bundle of firewood – obtain locally, see below.
GO GREEN! Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc. There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.
Driving Directions: SR-38. Continue on State Highway 38. From the Mill Creek Ranger Station go approximately 22 miles to Oso Group Campground. Map Click Here . Closest Town: Angeles Oaks
GPS Coordinates: 34° 10' 32.5380" N 116° 51' 44.8380" W
Climate & Elevation – 6400 feet.
Refunds: Cancellation for a refund, minus any service charge, must be received by
Contact: Scott C. email: VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org
Quiet Hours - 10 PM – 6 AM
Cell Service – Available depending on your carrier.
Pets: Pets are welcomed, remember the usual - leashed and pick up and dispose of waste.
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the trip/ hike leader that may affect your participation in events.
Emergency Contact Information Dial 9-1-1 To report all other activities Call Local Ranger Station 909) 855-8550 during business hours or (909) 382-2600. After hours call (909) 383-5654.