BIG BEAR LAKE

Big Bear Lake
Surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake is a year round outdoor paradise. In the summer months, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding & mountain biking are some of the activities available. Skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing take center stage in the winter months. With a population of 5,000, this mountain resort community can grow to over 100,000 on peak weekends.
Big Bear Lake
Fun Lake Facts - The dam was completed in 1910, creating at the time, the worlds largest man made lake. Big Bear Lake is 7 miles long & 1 mile across at its widest point with its elevation being 6,752 ft.

Adventure Pass - Visitors using the recreational resources of the San Bernardino National Forest need to obtain a National Forest Adventure Pass to display on vehicles. Passes are purchased at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Cost is $5 per day or $30 annually.

Lodging - There are countless hotels, homes, cabins, lodges, condos, B&B's & hostels to choose from. Big Bear Lodging Info can be found here.
Big Bear
Camping - Serrano Campground is open year round with 98 sites at 6,830 ft. Amenities and services include camp host, comfort station, dump station, RV hookups, fire rings, firewood sales, interpretive programs, interpretive trails, picnic tables, showers and restrooms.

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Big Pine Flat Campground is open May through October with 19 sites at 6,820 ft. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, toilets & drinking water.

- Hana Flat Campground is open May through October with 88 sites at 7,155 ft. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, toilets & drinking water.

- Holcomb Valley Campground is open year round with 19 sites at 7,393 ft. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings & toilets. Vehicle access is based on road conditions.

- Pineknot Campground is open May through October with 52 sites at 6,900 ft. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, toilets & drinking water.