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Big Bear Lake News
Spring has Sprung!
The lake is now open for the 2013 Boating and Fishing Season! So pack up your fishing gear, hook up the boat and head to Big Bear Lake for some springtime fun!
As of April 1, 2013 Big Bear Lake officially opened for the 2013 boating and fishing season. Big Bear Lake is 7 miles long and has 22 miles of shoreline. The average depth of our lake is 35 feet and the maximum depth at the dam is just over 72 feet. If you plan to bring your boat to Big Bear Lake just remember that current registration and a boat permit is required for all boats on the lake
Welcome to your Vacation Rental & Activity Headquarters!
We want to help create the Ultimate Big Bear Experience! Please let us assist in planning your mountain vacation so you can spend more time enjoying it!
Search online or call one of our certified Big Bear vacation planners to help you find the perfect mountain vacation rental!
Looking to escape to a beautiful Mountain Destination and still
be close to home? The obvious choice is Big Bear Lake, California
and Big Bear Vacations has the perfect accommodations to make
lasting mountain memories with your friends and family.
over 300 private homes, cabins, and condos located in prime locations
throughout Big Bear. Our vacation rentals vary in size, amenities,
décor, and pricing.
Are you looking for a lakefront,
Bear Long Term Rental or
We have you covered.
Or are you more intrigued by a cozy romantic cabin surrounded
We have those for you too! Browse our properties
or our Certified Vacation Planners are here to assist you in finding
the perfect home or cabin. We live here in Big Bear and want to
help you enjoy every minute of your time visiting us!
to escape to the San Bernardino Mountains to enjoy the pristine
pine trees, fresh air, and watch the sunset over the lake followed
by a beautifully starlit sky.
Shore Acres Lodge, our historical cabins on lakefront property.
Whether you are a
planning a reunion, a small family
looking for a vacation or a couple preparing to enjoy your anniversary,
we have the accommodations you’re looking for.
An Unbeatable Four – Season Destination!
Don’t forget that Big Bear Lake is an amazing four season
destination in with over 300 days of sunshine
each year. Our weather in spring, summer and fall is Unbeatable!
Come Beat the Heat and Escape the Smog. Our Village offers great
shopping and dining as well as carriage rides, bowling, two
movie theatres and laser tag! We offer two of the best playgrounds
ever: the forest and the lake!
Explore nature with over 600,000
acres of National Forest surrounding Big Bear Lake
by hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, off-roading adventures,
gold mining, zip-lining or trekking the world renowned Pacific
Crest Trail. Get out on Big Bear Lake which offers over 23
miles of shoreline and 3,000 surface acres
of water! The summer temperatures are perfect for fishing,
boating, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing or stand
up paddle boarding. Slow down for a helicopter ride, a lake
tour on the Pirate Ship or the Miss Liberty and learn about
Big Bear Lake or host a party or special occasion. Or speed
things up and check out the cable park, get yourself a private
wakeboarding lesson, or take a ride on the New Zealand Jet Boat!
Big Bear also offers special events all summer long such as
concerts, wine walks, fishing tournaments, car shows, boat shows,
a Cowboy Gathering or our one of a kind Fireworks Display over
We also hope you will join us for our annual paddle
fest, biking and running competitions, Air Show, Renaissance
Faire, International Film Festival and our most popular event,
Oktoberfest, which is ranked #1 in California, and the largest
Oktoberfest on the West Coast with endless dancing and contests
for all ages. Big Bear Vacations invites you to come up and
play with us! We provide a list of over 100
Things To Do in Big Bear Lake, and
the more of the adventures you can complete the more prizes
you can win!
Directions to Big Bear Lake
You’ll find there are three routes to travel when vacationing
to the Big Bear Lake area. We advise you to select a route in
advance and check the current weather and road conditions before
departing. Please remember to always carry chains in your vehicle
when traveling to Big Bear Lake and the mountain region during
the winter season.
Hwy 38 through Redlands is a beautiful scenic highway and
is typically the least congested. The road is also wider and
less windy than the other routes.
Hwy 18 through Lucerne Valley receives less snowfall during
winter storms and has the least amount of mountain driving coming
through the desert areas.
Hwy 18 through Lake Arrowhead is a little bit longer but
will allow you to travel up and avoid the one-way commuter traffic
currently only being allowed on Hwy
330 / Hwy 18 through Running Springs (through Highland), however,
this route is typically more congested on weekends and busy
holidays. - More Directions