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Plan Your Visit

When Big Bear Lake is the destination, even vacation planning is fun and we're here to help you with the arrangements! These pages will help acquaint you with the area from driving routes, to road conditions, special offers and discounts, FAQs, and so much more. Become an expert on places to stay, where to eat, what to do, and find the perfect fit for pet friendly getaways and family fun adventures!

Call 800-424-4232 to reach our Visitor Center staff for help on all of your vacation planning needs.

Family fun in Big Bear Lake

Book Your Stay

Big Bear Lake has everything from full-service hotels to private cabin rentals, Bed & Breakfast lodging, resort cabins, and - of course - RV and tent camping. Whatever your style (or budget), you'll find it here in Big Bear Lake, CA so start exploring today. Explore Lodging >>>

Things To Do

Big Bear Lake is your four-season, mountain lake escape where you'll find seasonal adventures for the whole family to enjoy. Explore Family Fun, year-round Attractions, Outdoor Activity, Museums & History, Health & Fitness, and seasonal fun like Winter Recreation and Lake Activities. Explore Activities >>>

Lake Safety

It's important to follow all boating and water safety procedures when enjoying Big Bear Lake. Life vests must be worn by anyone under 18 and should be worn by everyone on a water vessel. Swimming is permitted but you must stay within 50 feet of shore at all times. Learn more at Lake Safety >>>

It's Lake Season!

Lake season officially begins April 1 when the Big Bear Municipal Water District opens the lake surface. The BBMWD operates both public launch ramps, conducts vessel inspections and decontaminations, processes lake permits, and maintains floating restrooms. See what's to do on the lake! Lake Activities >>>

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