Weather :

Elevation : 2,508 meters

Area : 73,000 acres

Built in : 1912

Tourism : Year Round

Population : 2,058

Top attractions :

  • Snow Summit Ski Resort
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo
  • Castle Rock Trail
  • Big Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

Timings for Outdoor Activities :

  • Skiing: 10am – 5pm
  • Zoo: 10am – 4pm
  • Summer waterpark: 10am – 4pm

Best Resorts :

  • Big Bear Frontier
  • Bear Creek Resort
  • Wolf Creek Resort

Amenities :

  • Resorts and restaurants
  • Souvenir shops
  • Spa and wellness
  • Pet-friendly
  • Child-friendly

Airport : Big Bear Airport

Location : San Bernardino County, California

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Big Bear Lake, Los Angeles Overview

Big Bear Lake is a reservoir located in southern California amidst verdantly forested hills, close to Las Vegas and Phoenix as well. Owned by the San Bernardino National Forest, this extremely popular tourist spot is a favorite among locals and adventure enthusiasts for its year-round sunny weather. As the name suggests, you could spot a bear during your wildlife safari here. You could enjoy thrilling outdoor activities like hiking, trekking and mountain biking. When covered in snow during winters, the lake is popular for fishing and skiing.

There are rustic cabin style ski resorts located on grounds, offering state-of-the-art amenities and lake views. Guests can also stay at basecamps with lavish restaurants on site. Also regarded as California’s most renowned autumn destination, the lake’s shores have a plethora of rare flora including mature elms and oaks. Big Bear Lake provides numerous recreational opportunities for you and your family such as zipline, swimming, trips to the zoo, high speed Go-karts for kids and a banquet hall for celebrations. The most popular festival here, Oktoberfest is ceremonially spent by locals with music and exotic drinks following an ancient German tradition. The streets of Big Bear Lake are lined with gift shops, posh restaurants and boutiques.

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