About Big Bear
Big Bear Lake sits 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest. Altitudes range from 6,750 to 9,000 feet and the valley enjoys 300+ days of sunshine each year. Summer temps average 80 degrees during the day and Winter brings beautiful snowfall with daytime temps in the low 40s.
Wildlife flourishes in Big Bear's alpine forest environment. The valley is home to bald eagles, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, deer, and more plus about 29 species of protected rare plants, some indigenous to the area. Big Bear Lake is a manmade, fresh-water lake 7 miles long and a 1/2 mile wide. Maximum depth reaches 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.
Big Bear specializes in outdoor recreation like fishing, water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and winter sports. 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 24/7 and is equipped for night landings.