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Big Bear Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Big Bear Lake, CA, USA

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About Big Bear Lake

A beautiful reservoir in the San Bernardino Mountains. It is a completely snow-fed lake, having no other means of tributaries or mechanical replenishment. This Lake provides an attractive setting for many outdoor activities, including fishing (trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass), pleasure boating, and water skiing.


Attractions Near Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Mountain Resort
Big Bear Mountain Resort2.2km from Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Mountain Resort offers the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in Southern California at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. It is also an alpine oasis for outdoor adventurers near Los Angeles in the summer, featuring plenty of family-friendly options like mountain biking, hiking, and base area activities, with discounts available for kids and seniors.

Snow Summit Ski Resort
Snow Summit Ski Resort2.2km from Big Bear Lake

Snow Summit is a ski resort that was established in 1952 in San Bernardino county. It is also one of the larger ski areas in Southern California and is considered to be one of the most popular skis and snowboard destinations for patrons from around the Los Angeles area.

Big Bear Discovery Center
Big Bear Discovery Center2.23km from Big Bear Lake

The Big Bear Discovery Center is Located on the North shore with spectacular views of the Lake & local Ski Resorts. The center's goals are to help visitors enjoy and be more knowledgeable about the San Bernardino National Forest, including its recreational opportunities and natural history, and to teach visitors how to be stewards of the beauty and natural resources in the national forest and San Bernardino Mountains.

Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Bear Mountain Ski Resort4.99km from Big Bear Lake

The San Bernardino Mountain ski resorts are northeast of Los Angeles and only a two hour drive from the beach. Bear Mountain is the most popular of the resorts for boarders while Snow Summit attracts more skiers. Since establishing the first freestyle park in the early 1990s, Bear Mountain has continued to be a leading innovator in freestyle ski and snowboarding, along with terrain park building.

Rim Nordic Ski Area
Rim Nordic Ski Area11.6km from Big Bear Lake

Rim Nordic Ski Area is located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. It offers Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing, summer activities include Mountain Bike Racing. Features include 12 miles of groomed trails, Lots of off trail snow shoeing, Machine groomed, track set for classic and skating, Learn-to-ski beginner package, Telemark rentals and lessons, Snowshoe rentals, Demo and skating rentals available.

Snow Valley Mountain Resort
Snow Valley Mountain Resort11.66km from Big Bear Lake

Snow Valley Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in Running Springs, California. It is the oldest continually operating ski resort in Southern California and is also one of four ski resorts in the San Bernardino National Forest. It has a total of 13 functioning lifts.

Where is Big Bear Lake

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San Bernardino County
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