Big Bear Lake Online Reservations

Adventure Pass

Basic Information

The Adventure Pass is a recreation fee program which helps in the maintenance of the National Forest. The forest adventure pass is also used to fund clean up efforts of regularly used areas of the forest such as hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms, et cetera.

Who Needs the Adventure Pass

You will need the Adventure Pass if you plan to park off the road, trail heads, parks, or any place in the forest. Parking for recreation that requires this pass includes but not limited to playing in the snow, hike, bike, picnic, stroll or fishing. You will not need an Adventure Pass if you are parked to ask for information at a rangers station, visitor's center or if you are parked in a campground that already charges a fee for its use. Many times there will be signs stating you must display a pass. If you are in doubt as to when you should use a pass, the golden rule is if you are parked to play, then you need to display.

Where to Find an Adventure Pass

The regular price for the U.S. Forest Service Adventure Pass is $5 per day, per vehicle or $30 per year, per vehicle. There are 12 free days per year when you do not need to pay the forest use fee. To find the next available free day, call the San Bernardino National Forest office at (909) 382-2600.

7 - Eleven

41901 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-9166

7 - Eleven

41440-A Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-7711

B & M Petroleum

101 W. Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 585-8848

Big Bear Discovery Center

40971 North Shore Drive
Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 866-3437

Big Bear Service Station

40829 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-4770

Leroy's Snowboard Shop

598 Paine Road
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-4887

Oak Knoll Lodge

949 Tulip Ln.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-2773

Ski Haus

40275 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-7411

Village Reservations Services

P.O. Box 2810
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-8583

Adventure Pass Links