Heart Bar Camp: Forest Road #1N02 – San Bernardino National Forest
Heartbar Campground, Hear Bar Horse Camps, RV Dispersed Sites, Coon Creek Cabin. SE of Big Bear Lake; Hiking & Equestrian Trails
Hwy 38 , the long way into Big Bear Lake, up thru Angelus Oaks CA. Heartbar Campground is a developed recreation area, right up front. 94 camp sites, plus the recreation goes on & on. Big equestrian area. Picnic, hiking, mountain biking, horseback trails, plenty RV spots, even a creek. (Oooops I meant the Santa Ana River)
Heart Bar is large pine valley w/ alpine meadows, great camping, San Gorgonio looms overhead with ridges of 10,000′ elevation.
Forest Service Rd #1N02 – the dirt road is graded & maintained. Many of these roads can close due to heavy snows or rock slides. Best traveled in the warmer months. Winter can be questionable with open road access. Large open sites, with tables & moderately level dirt access. Seen RV campers way back here. RV’s beyond 30′ are not recommended in the last half of Heartbar Road. At end of this 5 mile route is a hiking trail to Big Morongo Canyon & also, a really neat historic place called the Coon Creek Cabin.
Totally worth a visit, if you plan on driving to the end of the road – just for the heck of it. Cabin area can be reserved for small group camping in summer months.
COON CREEK CABIN reservations
San Bernardino forest maps:
- San Berdu National Forest Map (USDA NFS)
- San Berdu Mountains Maps
- Big Bear Trail Maps
- San Gorgonio Trail Map (Tom Harrison)
nearby Big Bear mountain communities: