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Big Bear Lake Attractions

Originally, the Big Bear Lake area drew hunters and goldminers and there was no 'lake' in the current sense. The reservoir which became Big Bear Lake was built to supply water for irrigation and development near San Bernadino in the 19th century.

Big Bear Lake, California

Once the lake was dammed the area became one of the earliest mountain resorts in California. Some of the history of the area can be explored in the Big Bear history museum.

These days the lake is well-known for its fishing (mostly for bass and trout) while the surrounding mountains offer hiking and mountainbiking trails. In winter there are two ski mountains nearby, with a cross-country area also close at hand.

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Big Bear Lake Information

Big Bear Visitors Bureau
Big Bear Lake Visitors Bureau
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Tel: 1-800-424-4232
Travel and tourism information from the Big Bear Lake Resort Association. Gives details of lake and surrounding area, visitors' center, trip planner and accommodation and dining guide.
Big Bear Chamber of Commerce
Big Bear Chamber of Commerce
630 Bartlett Road
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Tel: 909-866-4607
Local business site with directory of members, calendar of local events and organisational and contact information.
Big Bear Lake City Site
City of Big Bear Lake
39707 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Tel: 909-866-5831
Official Big Bear Lake city site with details of local ordinances, meetings, services and business guide.

Big Bear Lake Attractions

Big Bear Mountain
Big Bear Mountain Resort
880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Tel: 909-866-5766
With details of summer and winter activities on Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, webcams, maps and lift prices.
Big Bear Parks & Recreation
Big Bear Parks & Recreation
41220 Park Avenue
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Tel: 909-866-9700
Covers sports and activities available on public facilities.
Big Bear Discovery Center
Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Tel: 909-382-2790
Offers tours and hiking and biking information in the San Bernardino National Forest.
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