Getting Back to Nature in Green Valley Lake

Green Valley Lake, California

Completely surrounded by National Forest and less than 90 miles away from bustling Los Angeles, you can find the picturesque small community of Green Valley Lake.


Between the months of May through August, the natural beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains is in full swing, and just waiting to be discovered.



White daffodils in Green Valley Lake, CA
Wildflowers near Green Valley Lake, CA.

Hike one of the trails bordering Green Valley Lake, and you will be greeted by thousands of wildflowers. If you are curious about what breed of flowers you are seeing, Heaps Peak Arboretum has a massive photo gallery of wildflowers that are native to California.


Bird Watching in Spring

Bullocks Oriole perched atop bushes
Bullocks Oriole.

Listen for the melodious calls of the Bullock’s oriole and the distinct call of the yellow-breasted chat as you walk through the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains.


Bring your favorite pair of binoculars and a field guide to help you identify the following birds: Dark-eyed Junco, Finch, Hummingbird, Mountain Chickadee, Northern Flicker, Pygmy Nuthatch, Red-Tail Hawk, Robin, Starling, Western Bluebird, Woodpecker and more!



Couple surrounded by tall trees at night in front of a campfire
Camping in Green Valley Lake, CA.

The Green Valley Lake Campground overlooks a (seasonal) mountain creek, and offers single-family campsites for both RV and tent camping. Set among a forest of pine, fire, and cedar trees, each site is equipped with a table and a campfire with grill. There are even flushable toilets! Drinking water is provided, so make sure to fill your canteens before heading out to the lake to fish for trout.


It is important to note that fire restrictions may be imposed at any time, especially due to hot, dry weather conditions. This means that campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. Contact the Forest Supervisor’s Office at: (909) 380-2600.


Click here to make reservations for this campground, and check availability for your preferred site number.

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