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Relaxing Weekend

First time to Big Bear Lake, was somewhat disappointed at the water level of the lake, I guess the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosamond, California
Scenic - worth a trip!

If you ever find yourself in the San Bernardino area, take the scenic trip up State Rd. 18 towards... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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Hwys 30, 330 & 18, Corner of Division Dr. and Big Bear Blvd., CA 92315
+1 800-424-4232
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Reviewed 18 August 2002

The best thing about Big Bear has to be the fact that it's a drive to destination. Many people may not realize it, but Big Bear is actually a four season resort. The winter is obviously best known for its skiing and snow boarding and...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2009

First of all, the actual pontoon boat was good and accommodating and the guy at the dock when we left was very friendly and even let us take our inflatable kayak with us even though it is not normal protocol to do so. We rented...More

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Difficult on every level for visitor or residents. Crowded every weekend (like every destination in California shared by too many millions) thanks to events planned year-round by Chamber of Commerce. Near impossible to find lodging or drive anywhere. Good luck finding any rentals if you...More

Thank jemawod
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to Big Bear Lake, was somewhat disappointed at the water level of the lake, I guess the drought is affecting all of California. We took a few short little hikes. Alpine Pedal Path was a 5.0 mile out and back along the north...More

Thank davidparsons2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever find yourself in the San Bernardino area, take the scenic trip up State Rd. 18 towards Lake Arrowhead, onto Running Springs to Big Bear Lake. Scenery all along the way! Little quaint towns along the way. Big Bear Lake town is worth...More

Thank dfw9706
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you ever need a break from the rush of so cal city life take a drive into the mountains and fall on love with the clear open sky over big bear lake. Kayaking, stand up paddle board, hiking , biking. This place is known...More

Thank AdvWRiceNBeans
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a great city for family vacations. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the lake, although the drought has made it very low. Some places there is no water. The people are friendly and they have many good restaurants.

Thank hadikranian
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Big Bear is a Resort town that has a little for everyone , Fishing in summer to Fall.. Boating, Boat Tours. Mountain Biking. hiking, shopping .. Great food .. Many restaurants to enjoy a great meal. Oktoberfest in Sept to Nov. good German food and...More

Thank Mntnona2
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for wildlife viewing and relaxed fishing atmosphere. In summer kayaking and swimming is good.

Thank FitnessTrekker
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Nice quaint town with a nice selection of restaurants and activities. We rented a house big enough to sleep 14. Rented kayaks and went out on the lake for a couple of hours. Although the water level is really low, we still underestimated the size...More

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

It is sad to see how low the lake is. I really hope we get a lot of rain and snow because if not big bear is in big trouble. On the good years the lake is beautiful to see and play on.

Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Hiking, biking, and water activities in the spring-fall, and skiing in the winter. This is a great destination year around. Lots of lodges for a mountain getaway feeling.

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
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14 November 2018|
Response from richardderothschild | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but you can contact the Big Bear Information Center Big Bear Lake Visitors Center Local Number: 909-866-7000 Toll Free: 800-424-4232 630 Bartlett Rd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Carole F
3 September 2018|
Response from mikeconnors1 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no cost associated with going to the lake. Certain activities would have costs depending on what you wanted to do.
Eda M
1 July 2018|
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Response from sbaker2015 | Reviewed this property |
Temperatures are high 70’s during day , 40’s at night. September could be getting into some monsoon rains. But historically maybe only one day out of the month. Still fun all year.