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El Prado

All kinds of outdoor adventures await you and your family during your next Big Bear Lake, California vacation getaway. You can find many mountains, hiking trails, and outdoor recreation areas just a short distance away from your cabin rental. El Prado is an exciting mountain getaway spot in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. At an elevation of 5,600 feet, you will experience all kinds of pines and oaks that shade the area during the warm months of summer and get a chance to view the endangered Laguna skipper butterflies. Here is what you can do at El Prado:


El Prado is mostly known for being a campground that allows you to camp out overnight. The grounds allow tent and RV camping and have a facility that provides restrooms and drinking water. There is a fenced off area that was put up to protect the habitat of the endangered butterflies. Visitors are asked to stay within the boundary to protect the wildlife.


El Prado finds its home in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. The area rests off the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile trail that connects California to Mexico and Canada. Hiking trails found in the vicinity will take you around the mountain with incredible views. Educational programs are hosted during the year at the Laguna Campground where visitors can learn all about the area’s native flora and fauna. A visitor center is also nearby to provide additional educational information for your family.

Finding El Prado

You can find El Prado south of Big Bear Lake. It is only a short drive away, with plenty of incredible views along the drive. Make sure to bring any snacks if you are going to stay overnight or just explore the area during the day. Drinking water can be found at the El Prado facility. Firewood is also available for purchase at the campgrounds.

Booking with Big Bear Cabins

For your next Big Bear Lake vacation getaway, make sure to book with Big Bear Cabins. Our friendly staff will help you find the perfect cabin to stay at during your travels. All cabin rentals are a short distance away from all of the exciting attractions found around Big Bear Lake. Contact us today to help you pick out the perfect rental cabin and plan for your big getaway!


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