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Big Bear Lake

Hwys 30, 330 & 18, CA 92315
+1 909-866-4345
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Water Sport Spot

Nice on the water, lots of rental options. The beaches aren't plentiful, most shore line is swampy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cyndym_cali
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San Diego, California
Fabulous Lake

This mountain lake is like a dream--cold blue waters over which you can kayak, though not swim. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nycchen
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Cerritos, California
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big bear” (102 reviews)
“water skiing” (10 reviews)
“water sports” (12 reviews)
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Hwys 30, 330 & 18, CA 92315
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+1 909-866-4345
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice on the water, lots of rental options. The beaches aren't plentiful, most shore line is swampy and the shallow water full of grasses.

Thank cyndym_cali
Reviewed 4 days ago

This mountain lake is like a dream--cold blue waters over which you can kayak, though not swim. It offers all sorts of recreational options, including various boats for rent in summer, skiing during winter, and restaurants of all types in an alpine village.

Thank nycchen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice day to go swimming in the beautiful big bear lake and have a picnic and watch the car show which had over 500 classic cars, perfect place for all ages!

Thank Hmbpetersen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've got 2 teens and 2 toddlers, we took a drive up during summer to see the scenery and area without snow. I hate the drive up and worse is the drive down. The drive from Orange County took us 1 hr and 45 mins....More

Thank H3653PCannam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very scenic drive up to big bear lake. Lots of places to pull over and take photos. Wish I could have spent the week there overlooking the lake in one of the many beautiful cabins. Stopped by the rehab for wild animals and enjoyed that...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Water level is up this year. Fun place to go rent a ski or not. Fu. Place for a day get a shake at Merlin's

1  Thank Milo O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family went out on the lake one day and it was a gorgeous day. We were told by the boat rental place you can't ski, tube, or even swim off the boat. To ski or tube one has to pay a driver $50 an...More

Thank parrishjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Winter or Summer, great weather, light traffic most times. Great place to chill in the Summer or Winter. Been skiing here for 30 years. 2 hours from most places in So Cal. Plenty of summer activities for kids all ages. Highly recommend !

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like kayaking and biking a really fun lake. Will bring my family for a vacation to the lake. Already have a large group going up next year. Awesome to have an affordable place to visit that gives you lake and mountain options in...More

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We fled the overbearing heat in Tucson, Arizona to spend a week at Big Bear Lake in July. The temperature was cooler at BBL, but was a little above average during this time of year. The lake is beautiful and offers many activities. We engaged...More

1  Thank Michael V
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janessajimenez03
18 June 2017|
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Response from LBGrandBanks | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the weather (normally still mid to high 60's during the day, chilly at night). Try tent camping at Serrano Campground. Walk along the lake, then visit the Village and eat your meal there. Bring a tent, sleeping... More
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Joanifer
2 June 2017|
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Response from LBGrandBanks | Reviewed this property |
August is wonderful, cool at night, tons of stars...70's in the daytime. Might be a little breezy on the lake in the afternoon if you're on a boat, but good beach weather.
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feliciahsiu
31 March 2017|
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Response from LBGrandBanks | Reviewed this property |
Take Hwy 38 up to Onyx Pass. There is plenty of parking and there is still some snow.
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