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Letter from the Mayor


On behalf of the entire Big Bear Lake City Council and all of our residents, I would like to welcome you to our beautiful community. The City of Big Bear Lake is a four season resort nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest. We are located just a short drive from the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. Serving a full time population of just over 5000 residents, the City covers an area of approximately 6.95 square miles on Big Bear Lake's south shore. Here recreation is offered all year round, including spectacular skiing, snowboarding, boating, swimming and water sports, fishing, cycling and mountain biking, camping, hiking, bird watching, golf and, of course, fine dining and entertainment of all sorts.

Big Bear Lake and the surrounding valley is a great place to live, work and play! Both full time residents and second homeowners have found our unique mountain setting very enticing. Our hotels, lodges, B & Bs, private home rentals, restaurants, and retail shops are outstanding, with a wide variety of options available to visitors. In addition, we host a Performing Arts Center that grows more successful each year, attracting both local and big name professional talent. Numerous unique Special Events throughout the year attract thousands of locals and visitors alike to our vibrant community.

The City Council and City staff continually strive to meet our vision of being a "responsible, proactive, and open government dedicated to public service with integrity, fairness, a caring attitude, competence, innovation, responsiveness and pride." We also pride ourselves in being a "child honoring community" which is reflected in the generous nature of our citizens, businesses and many community organizations. We hope that your experience in our community is both pleasant and informative. We also hope that you will return to Big Bear Lake over and over again. Please do not hesitate to provide comments or suggestions to us on how we may serve you better.

Thanks for joining us!

Best regards,
Randall Putz, Mayor
Big Bear Lake City Hall (909) 866-5831

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