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Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Region

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Ski Area
Discover an alpine resort in the heart of Southern California at Big Bear Lake. The lake is a destination for enjoying the peaceful natural setting and taking part in a variety of outdoor activities. The waters provide excellent fishing and sailing opportunities, while the surrounding area is great for hiking and cycling. In the wintertime the hills around the lake offer some of California's best skiing. The adjacent communities offer plenty of shopping, dining, and sightseeing, as well as numerous places to stay. Due to cold water and underwater obstacles, swimming in the lake is not recommended. A visit to Big Bear Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Big Bear Region vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I live here. It is one of the best Destinations in Southern California. Any time of year you can get away from the crowds and enjoy the beauty and refreshment of the Mountains. Blue Skies and Pine sce...  more »
  • I wanted to fish here as I hadn't been in a few years. There is just about nowhere good to fish from shore. Unless you have a boat then I would suggest not wasting your time. Most areas are now fenced...  more »
  • We come here every year. The best time is during the snow season because that's when this lake area really shines! I love the christmas feel of the town when there's snow, xmas lights, and lots of goo...  more »