After the winter crowds and the excitement of ski season, Big Bear Lake has plenty to offer. In fact, spring is perhaps our favorite times of year. Catch the last bit of skiing and relax in style as the weather warms and the crowds thin. Witness nature’s bounty burst forth as flowers bloom and the hiking trails lose their winter coats. Spring is the perfect time to see all the lake has to offer!
Big Bear Lake is the largest recreational lake in southern California, and it has much more to do than skiing and snowboarding (though, admittedly, we love the winter sports here). As the calendar flips to March, the lake thaws and all six of the lake’s marinas open for business. Each marina has everything you need for a day of fun on the water, from supplies to permits to rentals. Whether you go cruising in a pontoon or powerboat, or use good old fashioned muscle power to explore in a kayak, the lake offers adventure and excitement for all. If fishing is your pastime of choice, don’t miss the Big Bear Spring Fishing Festival, April 6-8. Go for the record as you battle trout, bass, catfish, and carp. Discount tickets are available for those who booked accommodations in Big Bear.
Boasting an amazing sound system, The Cave is Big Bear’s state-of-the-art concert and comedy venue, and it is the go-to place for live music. A star-studded lineup of tribute bands kicks off the season: Led Zeppelin‘s biggest fans (April 3), rock to the heavy metal symphonies of Masters of Puppets‘ covers of Metallica (May 25), or strut your stuff to the funky beats of Uptown Funk and their pitch perfect tribute to Bruno Mars (June 9). Check out the full calendar here, and get your fill of music from Johnny Cash to Fleetwood Mac!
It is easy to lose yourself in nature here in Big Bear. Explore our hundreds of miles of bike trails and hiking paths or wander through the colorful stands of the Tuesday Farmer’s Markets (open every Tuesday, beginning April 3). In spring, Big Bear’s natural wilderness is as accessible as ever, and fewer people means less congestion on the trails. Grab your binoculars and help the USFS count the bald eagles that nest here in the winter, or just enjoy the peaceful solitude of this gorgeous mountain lake.
Big Bear is the perfect getaway year-round, with plenty to offer even after the winter (or late spring) snows melt. Beautiful spring days and cool evenings are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or a family retreat, and there are plenty of activities for all ages and interests. While the day away on beautiful Big Bear Lake, take a nature walk, or curl up in your luxury cabin with your favorite book. Either way, you will love it here just as much as we do. Visit us and reserve your lakeside cabin today!