Big Bear Discovery Center

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A trip to Big Bear Lake, California a dream for outdoor enthusiasts that hail from near and far. This lush landscape teeming with wildlife and prime hiking trails makes for excellent adventures in the great outdoors. Whether you’re an expert outdoorsman, or new to getting out into nature, a stop by the Big Bear Discovery Center is an essential add to the itinerary.

Get Insider Advice

Nestled between North Shore Drive and Highway 38, the Big Bear Discovery Center is a destination dedicated to providing visitors with the foundation they’ll need and information they’ll love to make the most of their time in Big Bear Lake. Over 190,000 visitors stop by each year to speak with the naturalists on hand, participate in sponsored activities and get insider advice on how to best approach Big Bear Lake so as not to miss out on anything amazing.

As gatekeepers of the San Bernardino Forest, the team at the Big Bear Discovery Center is passionate about helping visitors plan trips through the area that are ideal for making great memories and keeping the natural world is pristine condition. Maps, forest permits, and camping information are readily available when you swing by this location. Those looking for hiking maps, trail information or off-roading adventures will find a wealth of information at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Those who work at the center can even help set up a private eco-tour upon request for those looking for a more personalized approach to understanding the area.

Participate in Center Events

While the Big Bear Discovery Center offers up much-needed advice for visitors, it also hosts some of the best eco-friendly events around. Since it’s opening in 1998, the Big Bear Discovery Center has regularly maintained on-site displays and exhibits highlighting the area’s natural resources and wildlife. Outdoor concerts and live theater are commonplace at the Big Bear Discovery Lodge and weekly educational programs as well as eco-tours are available nearly everyday of the week. An amphitheater at the center provides the perfect stage for delivering up fun, informative and educational information that helps everyone who visits become a more responsible tourist. Whether you’re excited to learn about local plant life, thrilled to encounter wildlife or want to understand how to interpret animal tracks on the trail, the knowledgeable team at the Big Bear Discovery Center is here to lend a hand and offer up an amazing opportunity to expand your horizons in Big Bear Lake.

Let the Home Experts Help

When you’re visiting Big Bear Lake and have your itinerary mapped out after a stop at the Discovery Center, make sure you’re booked into a vacation home that keeps you close to your route. The team at Big Bear Vacations will help you cozy up in a rustic bungalow or spacious home to fit your taste and style. Contact us today to get started planning your next getaway!

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