Green Valley Lake

  • Fri, July 14, 2017
  • Sun, July 16, 2017
  • Green Valley Lake, CA in the San Bernardino National Forest
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(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • We are asking for a $20 deposit that will be refunded in full at the event.
  • Member of any Great Outdoors chapter. We are asking for a $20 deposit that will be refunded in full at the event.

Registration is closed

Green Valley Lake - the highest community in the San Bernardino Mountains - at 7,200 feet. Supervised beach and swimming area are operated all summer and paddle boats and row boats are available for rent. Fishing is excellent in the well stocked lake and hiking and mountain biking are also favorite recreational activities.

  • Green Valley Lake has a small downtown area that hosts a market, two restaurants, a post office, a bait and tackle shop

  • On July 15, as part of the Summer Faire Series:

  1. Pottery Demo
  2. Lyle Ferguson talk on History of Green Valley Lake
  3. Evening concert 5:30—Wake the Bard (Irish band)


The campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. NO OVERFLOW PARKING is available. In order to allow as many people to come as possible, we are vigorously encouraging carpooling.

  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage

  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 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.



·   Arrive after 2pm

·  6pm – Meet & Greet

·  Great Outdoors will provide snacks and that will include cheese and crackers, hummus with pitta chips, a vegetable tray with dip and some fruit.

· Bring your favorite drink.

  Evening campfire activities – games

I thinks it might be warm, so if you can bring one bundle of firewood it should be sufficient. 


Things to do

Summer Fair series at GVL

July 15 — Pottery Demo;  Lyle Ferguson talk on History of Green Valley Lake;  evening concert
5:30—Wake the Bard (Irish band)

          You can rent a Kayak 10.00 per hour. If you wish to do some kayaking at the lake

          There are a few hikes close to the campground

          Green Mountain is the highest peak in the immediate area. It is on the eastern edge of the southern ridge above Green Valley Lake. From atop this southern ridge sometimes called little green valley ridge, one has excellent views of Butler Peak and byong.  2n19 5 mile difficult

One way to get to this ridge is to begin at Green Valley campground. 2N19 rapidly climbs out of the campground to the top of the ridge. By walking along the ridge towards the EAST, the trail begins to slowly descend towards Green Valley Road. From here you can return the way you came, or you can shuttle back to the campground. Numerous unnamed routes of all levels of difficulty are available in either direction from the top of this southern ridge



Beach access

Adult Daily Beach Pass


Children Daily Beach Pass (Under 10) Must be accompanied by an adult



·          7 pm – Potluck


·         Pack up and be ready to leave by 11am

Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
  • 34.24472, -117.06194
    34°14'41"N, 117°3'43"W

    From Running Springs, travel east on Highway 18 about 3 miles to Green Valley Lake Road. Turn left and continue about 6 miles to the campground.

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