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Bristlecone, CA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Moreno Valley, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Almost thought my big tent would not fit the confines of trees, slight slope and fire pit but it did. I did feel a slope while sleeping but made adjustments. This spot is further away from rental apartments but do agree with first comment. It does not put you far away from main city and typical Carl's Jr down the... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It's lovely to get out of the city for a long weekend. This campground, although not remote or very private, gives you a little taste of what nature has to offer here in California. The campground is clean, well maintained. Bathrooms have running water and shower facilities. The lake is just across the street.

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Victorville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Read many of the reviews about Pineknot Campground before going, but did not know that most of the sites are on a slant. The campground was built on a hill and not on flat ground. This should not make or break your camping trip, but this little bit of information will help to prepare. We had site number 23 and... More

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Claremont, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We just spent a couple nights at Pineknot Campground and totally fell in love! This was our first camping experience and we were pleasantly surprised at how much fun we could have. We were lucky to get a spot right by the bathrooms and not too close to some of the other lots. Some of the spots toward the middle... More

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This is a great little campground tucked away behind rental town homes and right next to the slopes of Snow Summit. Very wooded and shaded, you'd hardly realize you're steps away from the hustle and bustle of Big Bear Village. The campground is too small to have a ranger office at the entrance. Instead, a campground host comes around once... More

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Saugus, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We've stayed here several times and love it. I'm tempted to give it a bad review just to keep everyone away from our hidden gem! The campground is clean and well maintained. It's right by town, but tucked away so you'd never know it. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Also of note, there is no dump station there,... More

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Winchester, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We stayed in site 29 for the weekend and had an amazing time. Site 29 was plenty big with room for 3 tents and 2 cars if needed. Sites 27 and 30 are to either side if you are with a group and in need of more space. We also had 2 relatively clean restrooms near us, a big plus... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

I researched many places to camp at Big Bear and got mixed reviews. Pineknot Campground is located near Snow Summit and is a short drive to the lake. It took us about 10 minutes to get to the East Shore Boat Launch which is open to the public. We originally wanted to stay closer to the lake but were not... More

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Address: Bristlecone, CA
Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Also Known As:
Pineknot Campground Hotel Big Bear Lake

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