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Scenic Big Bear Lake Panorama

Located in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake is a four-season alpine resort community known for its rich history, pristine mountain scenery, and abundant recreational opportunities.

Originally known as Yuhaviat ("Pine Place") and home to the Serrano Indians, Big Bear received its modern name in 1845 when...
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Big Bear Activities

Host to expansive forest, a large fresh water lake, and Southern California's two largest ski resorts, Big Bear offers year-round recreation including:

  • boating
  • fishing
  • water-skiing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • geocaching
  • picknicking
  • hiking
  • walking
  • trail running
  • road cycling
  • mountain biking
  • climbing
  • horseback riding
  • Sky Chair
  • alpine skiing
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • sightseeing
  • prospecting
  • hunting
  • 4x4 off-roading

In the quaint and historic Big Bear Lake Village, enjoy shopping, movies, fine dining, or a leisurely stroll. The Big Bear Performing Arts Center hosts a variety of nationally-recognized and fine local theatrical and musical productions. The Moonridge Animal Park is distinguished as the only zoological facility in the United States located in an alpine environment dedicated to the preservation of alpine species. Throughout the year, Big Bear also hosts many special events that entertain, educate, and inspire.

Big Bear Weather
73°F Big Bear Lake, at the base of Bear Mountain Ski Resort, 7400' elevation
11% Humidity in Big Bear Lake, at the base of Bear Mountain Ski Resort
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