Southern California's Premiere Group Camping and Retreat Facility

Elvis Presley - Kissin' Cousins          Henry Fonda - Trail of the                Old Cedar Lake Mill

                                                          Lonesome Pine    

From the Rick Keppler Collection


The powerful lure of Cedar Lake Camp brought the movie industry which began filming in the mid-1930's.  Stars such as Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Hayley Mills, Ed Asner and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all starred in and/or produced films on the premises.  Television shows such as "Bonanza",  "Lassie", "FBI Story", "Hart to Hart" and Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen "Camp Cutthroat 2 - Alton's Revenge"  were also filmed at Cedar Lake.


Some of the movies filmed at Cedar Lake:

                                               To the Last Man, filmed in 1933, starring Randolph Scott, Lash La Rue

                                               The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, filmed in 1936, starring Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda

                                               Daniel Boone, filmed in 1936, starring George O'Brien, Heather Angel

                                               Having a Wonderful Time, filmed in 1938, staring Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.  
                                               Untamed, filmed in 1940, starring Ray Milland, Patricia Morrison 

                                               Brigham Young, filmed in 1940, starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell

                                               High Sierra, filmed in 1941, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino

                                               Shepherd of the Hills, filmed in 1941, starring  John Wayne

                                               Belle of the Yukon, filmed in 1944, starring Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee

                                               Gene Autry and the Mounties, filmed in 1951, starring  Gene Autry

                                               North to Alaska, filmed in 1960, starring John Wayne

                                               Kissin' Cousins, filmed in 1963, starring  Elvis Presley

                                               The Parent Trap, filmed in 1968, starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara

                                               The Main Event, filmed in 1979, starring  Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neil

                                               Darlin' Clementine, filmed in 1985, starring  Shelley Duvall, Ed Asner

                                               A Vow to Cherish, filmed in 1998, starring  Barbara Babcock, Ken Howard

                                               Final Justice, filmed in 1998, starring James Brolin, Brent Huff 



Nestled at 7,000 feet in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains is Cedar Lake Camp, a 270 acre year round group camp and retreat facility that is arguably the most beautiful group camp and retreat facility in Southern California.  Located in Big Bear Lake and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest with a private lake, the camp provides many amenities for groups in a captivating mountain setting.

Cedar Lake Camp also offers many activities for groups including canoeing, swimming, hiking, volleyball, basketball, campfires, disc golf and an exceptional challenge course.


Facilities include an outdoor amphitheater and first-rate meeting hall with movie screen and audio/visual equipment.  Lodging options include lodges, bunkhouses and cottages - all in a beautiful mountain setting.


The owners of Cedar Lake Camp also direct a week of camp for children in the 3rd through 12th grade during the last week of July.  If you have a child that would like to attend a great week of camp, but do not have a group affiliation, this may be the answer.  


Call or email us to discuss availability and pricing, which includes meals and lodging.  Come join us and discover the spirit filled jewel that is Cedar Lake Camp.