HWY 38 (Redlands) is closed due to an accident for an unknown duration. Chains are required if traveling in the Big Bear area.
Welcome to Big Bear Lake, an exciting and friendly travel destination in Southern California! A small town located 7,000 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains, it experiences the range of all four seasons yearly and with the array of weather comes a variety of activities! Things to do are abundant in Big Bear Lake, you just have to be ready for an adventure and a good time! For the active group, check out the popular hipline tours or witness a spectacular birds-eye view from a helicopter. During the summer and spring months, take a boat tour or rent a canoe or kayak or jet ski to really experience the beauty of Big Bear Lake! There are year round hiking trails that can transform into snowshoe trails during heavier winter months.
Big Bear Lake also features a more laid-back atmosphere in The Village, a premiere shopping and dining favorite with plenty of choices to satisfy any appetite or shopping craving. If you prefer to just relax and enjoy a laid back vacation, then Big Bear offers plenty of options such as a massage in your cabin, live concert, romantic dinners or just sitting in your cabin and take in the beautiful 360 degree views.
Big Bear Lake is your source for outdoor activities – try tree rope climbing, paddle boarding or visit the local swim beach. The seven mile lake offers serenity unlike any other in the mountains – cast out a line year round and try your hand at fishing. Also featuring indoor and outdoor events and live music, Big Bear is not lacking in the fun or exciting atmosphere to get you started on having a great vacation or day trip.
No matter if you’re planning your next adventure or your first, Big Bear Lake offers plenty of opportunities to experience the FUN!