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Big Bear Travel Info

When Big Bear Lake is the destination, even vacation planning is fun and we're here to help you with the arrangements. The pages in this section will acquaint you with the quality selection Big Bear Lake has to offer. We feature a wide variety of lodging so it's easy to accommodate your interests, budget and schedule. Bring the kids and your pets because we feature lodging that will make them feel right at home and reservations can be made right here, on-line. Then, download maps to help you navigate, our Visitors Guide will point out a lot of interesting things to see and do and here's where you can check out the perfect camp ground or RV Park.

You can also call 800-424-4232 for more information, immediate lodging availability, reservations, and for all of your vacation planning needs.

Big Bear Videos


Want to see some real action? See why Big Bear Lake is Southern California's hub for outdoor recreation. Check out videos including mountain biking on back country trails, high-flying snowboard aerials, jet skiing adventures and ziplining over canyons. View clips from some of Big Bear's signature events to pet-friendly activity videos.

Big Bear Photo Gallery


Take a sneak peak of what Big Bear Lake has to offer in our photo gallery, from scenic beauty shots and timeless landscapes to action shots in the great outdoors. If you truly want to experience Big Bear's unsurpassed beauty bring your camera up to Southern California's mountain lake escape to capture memories of your own.

Big Bear Directions & Maps

Directions and Maps

No matter what direction you are traveling from there is a way up to Big Bear. Routes to Big Bear include Hwy. 38 (through Redlands), Hwy. 330/18 (through Running Springs/Big Bear Dam) and Hwy. 18 (through Lucerne Valley). View detailed directions and maps to Big Bear as well as a overview map of Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear coupons


Find Big Bear coupons to save money on your next visit. Simply print out or download coupons for discounts on lodging, recreation, dining, shopping and special services. These handy coupons are easy to use, and best of all you will receive generous discounts!

What's Happening Now

Want to get the latest scoop on what's happening in Big Bear? Check out Big Bear's latest news from lakeside to the mountain tops. Be sure to check in occasionally so you stay in the loop.

Big Bear Local Conditions

Local Conditions

Before you head up to Big Bear be sure to check out the latest weather report, road conditions, snow report, trail maps, lake levels or fishing report. It's better to be prepared, so be sure to check out Big Bear's local conditions before you leave.

Big Bear Visitor Guide

Free Visitors Guide

Order your free Big Bear vacation planning guide.

Big Bear en Espanol

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