About Big Bear
Big Bear Lake sits approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet and there are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Summer temps average 80 degrees during the day and 45 degrees at night. Winter brings the beautiful snowfall with temperatures in the low 40's during the day, and mid 20's at night.
Wildlife flourishes in Big Bear's alpine forest environment. The area is home to bald eagles, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, deer and numerous other species. About 29 species of rare plants, ten of which are indigenous to the area, are protected in the Valley. Big Bear Lake is a manmade, fresh water lake seven miles long and about 1/2 mile wide. Maximum depth can reach 72 feet and the shoreline spans over 22 miles. Big Bear is home to one of the nation's few solar observatories and alpine zoos for injured wildlife.
Our community specializes in outdoor recreation like fishing, water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding, winter sports and more. A 9-hole golf course, 7 public campgrounds, great restaurants, entertainment and shopping offer an experience for everyone to enjoy. The Big Bear City Airport is open 24 hours per day and is equipped for night landings.