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Big Bear Lake Travel Guide: 72 reviews and 173 photos

Experience lovely Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, about 2 hours northeast of Los Angeles. It is a beautiful mountain community, popular for skiing in the winter and boating and hiking in the summer. There is a wide array of activities available in the area and its natural beauty and friendly people make it one of my favorite getaway destinations.

Activities in Big Bear

The best things about winter in Big Bear:

- Skiing at Snow Summit

- Enjoying a cup of hot cocoa in the village on a snowy day.

- Curling up next to the fireplace in your rental cabin.

- Intertubing down a hill with the kids.

The best things about summer in Big Bear:

- Boating on the lake.

- Hiking to the top of Castle Rock and enjoying the panoramic view of Big Bear.

- Taking a horseback ride along a mountain trail.

- Riding bicycles into the village and the surrounding areas.

- Parasailing on the lake.

  • Last visit to Big Bear Lake: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2004
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  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Hi Erin - great photos/detail - hope you come back to VT soon! Grazie, Carol <(•¿•)>

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Nice tips Erin!

  • Sep 27, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    hi , does Baldwin Lake Stables open on Christmas day?

  • savvygirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2007 at 11:27 AM

    Great tips on Big Bear Lake! Do you recommend any camping grounds?

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 9:28 AM

    Was a camp counselor at Big Bear. Thanks for bringing it all back for me. Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 6:53 AM

    Thanks for sharing ur big bear experience with us, sounds as cool as the movies make it out - happy birthday hope you have a fab day - Greetings from Jo in London

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 10:16 AM

    Erin, very nice BBL tips. I remeber horseback riding on Christmas Eve many moons ago, my horse was happy to get out but my poor friend, her horse just wanted to go back to the stable. Kat

  • deeper_blue's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2004 at 3:54 PM

    Nice page, keep writing those great tips.

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