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Big Bear Lake, CA

About Big Bear LakeOne of California's largest year-round recreation areas, Big Bear Lake and Valley are about 30 miles northeast of San Bernardino in the eastern San Bernardino Mountains. Camping, picnicking, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding are popular in summer; skiing, snowboarding and sledding are popular winter pastimes. Fishing is permitted in season. Swimming is permitted only in designated areas, including Meadow Park. Boat rentals and scenic boat tours are available.

Big Bear Charter Fishing daily offers several trips for individuals as well as groups aboard a well-equipped sport pontoon boat captained by a licensed guide; gear and refreshments are provided. Phone (909) 866-2240 or (800) 475-3166.

Visitor Centers Big Bear Visitor Bureau 630 Bartlett Rd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. Phone:(909)866-6190 or (800)424-4232

Self-guiding ToursThe Gold Fever Trail Guide, a 2- to 3-hour auto tour, covers 15 sites of the 1860-63 gold rush that occurred in Holcomb Valley just north of the lake. The free guide is available at Big Bear Discovery Center, 2.7 miles east of Fawnskin on SR 38; phone (909) 382-2790 or (909) 866-3437.

Things to Do Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat

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Big Bear Lake, CA

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Best Western Big Bear Chateau

42200 Moonridge Rd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, Holiday Inn Resort

40650 Village Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Lagonita Lodge

183 Lagunita Ln. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Bay Meadows Resort

39756 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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