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Great destination year around

Hiking, biking, and water activities in the spring-fall, and skiing in the winter. This is a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Diego, California
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Big Bear lake is beautiful, clean, fun Nd friendly! The VILLAGE IS GORGEOUS, filled with quaint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hwys 30, 330 & 18, Corner of Division Dr. and Big Bear Blvd., CA 92315
+1 800-424-4232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is sad to see how low the lake is. I really hope we get a lot of rain and snow because if not big bear is in big trouble. On the good years the lake is beautiful to see and play on.

Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hiking, biking, and water activities in the spring-fall, and skiing in the winter. This is a great destination year around. Lots of lodges for a mountain getaway feeling.

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big Bear lake is beautiful, clean, fun Nd friendly! The VILLAGE IS GORGEOUS, filled with quaint boutiques, shops, gift stores, And great restaurants, friendly atmosphere and cool places for nightlife too, looking forward to coming again and maybe try the kayaks, canoes, bobsleds, or fishing!...More

1  Thank Ingrid H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The big Bear lake and surronding area are a great place to vacation . an even better place to live . With hundreds of miles of hiking trails through the mountains .Bike loop around the lake, great hotels ,resturants ,Bars , shops and a great...More

Thank tim0brien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is easy to get to from Southern California. Around 2 hours drive. The lake is at 6700 feet so a great retreat from LA summers.

1  Thank DKS44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be warned before you set out for Big Bear Lake. The water level is extremely low, the first 50 to 100 feet of water that there is is full of green algae. The lake itself is a brackish gray color, not the sparkling blue you...More

2  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our recent trip to Big Bear we decided that it would be nice to just drive around the entire lake to get familiar with the layout for future visits. I am so glad we did as it gave us a completely different understanding and...More

6  Thank richardderothschild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in August and the water was very dirty. It was covered by algae and smelled bad as well. It was a huge disappointment.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently the area had experienced a mild winter and hot summer so the lake was only half as full as usual. However, it was also not as big as I had anticipated. Enjoyed our visit, nevertheless, as it's a nice area.

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lake with hiking, boating and activities for all. We come here every year. This year though lake was very low and not much activity going on.

Thank BlackRoseCher
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Carole F
3 September 2018|
Response from mikeconnors1 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no cost associated with going to the lake. Certain activities would have costs depending on what you wanted to do.
Eda M
1 July 2018|
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Response from sbaker2015 | Reviewed this property |
Temperatures are high 70’s during day , 40’s at night. September could be getting into some monsoon rains. But historically maybe only one day out of the month. Still fun all year.
Jane S
8 May 2018|
Response from Christy D | Reviewed this property |
It was pretty low when we were there.