Campground Regulations

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The lessee(s) has accepted Big Bear Resorts, Inc. rules and regulations listed below:


  • 50amp/230 volt with 30amp/120 volt and 20amp/120volt
  • 30 AMP/120 volt service


Pets will be allowed on Big Bear property. They may be walked throughout the resort but may not go into the bathhouse. It is the Lessee(s) responsibility to inform their guests before they arrive. Aggressive dogs of ANY breed are not welcome. If your dog shows behavior that is protective or unfriendly to strangers, leave it at home. The owner or manager will ask you to find other camping arrangements, with no refund, if your dog displays any of these behaviors.

There is a maximum of one dog per site with a $5 a day fee. All dogs are required to be under the control and visual observation of their owner at all times. A 6’(six foot) leash rule is in effect whenever the animal is outside the owner’s camping tent, trailer, vehicle or motor home. No dog shall be left tied up and unattended outside the owner’s camping equipment. All pet excrement will be picked up immediately. The PET WALK area is designated behind the bathhouse, by Cottage 26 and the basketball court. Allowing your pet to bark uncontrollably day and night will not be permitted and you may be asked to leave without a refund. ALL PETS must have a current Veterinarian Health Certificate of Vaccination on file with Bear Resort’s Inc.

Guests must follow the above rules and pay a visitor’s fee for their pet.

Boats & Trailers:

One boat with trailer is allowed to each campsite. Seadoos/jetskis are considered one boat/trailer. Boat trailer parking is for use by those who are renting a daily or weekly slip. If you are renting a seasonal slip, please take your trailer home or rent space in Trailer Parking. Space is getting limited and this will help all concerned.


Water is provided for drinking and for kitchen and bathroom use. Water is not to be sprayed on roadways. Please use discretion when cleaning campers. Water is not for car and boat washing.


No trees or shrubs will be cut by Lessee(s) or their guests. Damage to resort property will result in immediate reimbursement to Big Bear and dismissal of the responsible person(s). There is a minimum $150 charge for damage to electric or water service caused by the guest.


A guest is someone not living in the home of the annual campground Lessee(s). A guest charge of $6.00 per person per day is due and payable at the resort office or marina. A car pass will be issued. Anyone caught without a car pass will be violating Big Bear Resort policies. This policy is in effect 7 days a week. Guests arriving during the weekdays are expected to be paid for by the Lessee(s) or the arrangements may be made with the resort office/marina. Children five (5) and under are free.

Immediate family constitutes family members living in the home of the Lessee(s). If you are a family of only two (2) you may add on two (2) more guests to include in your seasonal lease. Tents: extra tents must be registered at the resort office/marina and will pay the primitive rate.

Driving on Resort Property:

Motorized vehicles, including but not limited to, battery and gas powered golf carts, 3 & 4 wheelers, and mopeds, will be driven by licensed drivers 16 and over only on the roads of Big Bear Resorts, Inc. We reserve the right to question anyone we may suspect may not be abiding by this rule. This is a requirement of our insurance carrier. Speeds limit is 10 mph in the campground. No vehicles may be driven on the grass. Violation of this rule will result in immediate termination of your lease.


  • Please throw all cigarette butts, pop tops, aluminum cans, glass, etc. in the garbage cans.
  • Report any vandalism or repairs to the resort office/marina or the resort caretaker.
  • Non-man made hazards are a natural when camping, i.e.,tree roots, etc. Please use caution when around such areas.
  • Clotheslines may be hung, but must be removed when you are absent from your campsite.
  • Nothing may be drilled, driven, or screwed into trees or into the ground.
  • Rip rap and native rocks must remain on the shore to protect the shoreline. This rock is not for fire bowls as it will explode. Removal of rip rap refers to the rules regarding property damage and constitutes grounds for immediate termination of lease.
  • $150 minimum fee to repair damage caused by striking water sewer or electric service pole.


Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., Lessee(s) are expected to keep their noise at a level not to exceed their lot boundary. A $75 fee will be charged if the owners are required to come down and enforce the rules.


Big Bear Resorts, Inc. is not responsible for losses due to fire, theft, accident, or Acts of God. Lessee(s) accept responsibility for the conduct of their guests, children, and visitors.

Worker’s Comp:

Any worker, vendor, or subcontractor will provide a copy of their Worker’s Compensation and Liability Insurance to the Big Bear Resorts, Inc. office. the resort office/marina can provide you with a list of maintenance people with their certificates on file. All workers will report to the Big Bear Resort office/marina before proceeding to the campground.


Due to safety regulations, no refrigerators or freezers will be allowed outside campers.


Firewood is available for sale at office/marina.

Grey Water:

Grey water flowing onto the ground is against the law in Kentucky campgrounds. All sewers must be capped or flow into a holding tank. No drainage of any type is allowed to run from your trailer onto Big Bear grounds or into Big Bear Bay on Kentucky Lake. The Marshall County Health Department does stop by periodically for inspections of campsites.


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