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Lake Gregory Regional Park, Crestline
(3.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Lake Gregory is an artificial lake in the San Bernardino National Forest of the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino County, California. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Lake Gregory Regional Park adjacent to Crestline, California.The area, originally known as Houston Flat, was developed by and named for its developer, Redlands citrus grower Arthur Gregory, Sr. Gregory bought and developed land in an area known today as Valley of the Moon. He erected a sawmill at Valley of the Moon to cut wood for crating his "Orange Blossom" brand of citrus fruit. Gregory was also instrumental in creating the Crest Forest County Water District (CFCWD), which, in turn, was necessary to acquire federal aid in order to develop the area. Although the lake is in Crestline proper, Crestline is not a part of the Crest Forest District, but rather the Crestline Water District, which purchases water from CFCWD.Work began in 1937 under a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant to dam the east and west forks of Houston Creek, whose waters drained into tributaries of the Mojave River, thereby "going to waste". The project was nearly completed by March 1938, but federal funds had run out. Gregory financed the completion of the project, lending money to the district for the completion. The eventual cost was US$225,000, of which US$160,000 came from the federal government, with the balance funded by the water district.
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  • If you're just coming to enjoy some scenery and the park, then this is a nice stop. But there are others with the same drive time that are better if you're coming from a distance. The rentals seem ove...  more »
  • its worth the drive to the beautiful mountain, check prices before you go, and be prepared to pay the heafty parking fee (IMHO) and do bring your own shade and snacks. 
  • We visited with a large group and all felt that the water was weedy and the lack of a bathroom on the south side of the beach was a little weird since that is where people are swimming. My nephew was ...  more »
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  • Great that we have a dog park nestled here along the lake; wish it were better maintained. Being your own bags to curb your pups; the bag dispensers are no longer filled. Bring your own water, too; drinking fountain inoperable. Early evening during the summer is a cool time for pups to come and play.
  • This was a wonderful place to grow up and live but thats changed. In the last few years the sheriff's deputies have become excessively aggressive. They have shot or tazered ,beaten and jailed innocent leading to their death. The county has paid out millions to their family's. The lake is a RIP OFF now , but who wants to die! We are moving to Tenn. in two days and not looking back.
  • My fiance and I are working with a small budget but we get to live in a 2 bedroom house up here in beautiful scenery 5 minutes from the lake. Everyone in town is very nice and Tony's Kitchen sells the best chimichanga I've ever had in my life :)
  • I love taking my dog here for a walk around the lake. There is a fitness trail that circles the entire lake, its quite easy, though it's 2-3 miles long... and it's semi-popular depending on the season and time of day.
  • i was going to purchase a home to live here until i read all the reviews of the lake. what a scam and it seems that they are in bed with arrowhead towing. dozens upon dozens of complaints from visitors highlighting the exact same terrible experience and rip off. why would the town leadership allow their best asset to be taken over and ruin the great community relationship? sad.