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Big Bear Lake is an alpine village located in the San Bernardino National Forest, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,438. Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, this is an outstanding year round recreational resort area with four distinct seasons.
The beautiful blue lake sits against the backdrop of forested mountains, offering crisp fresh air and sunshine over 300 days of the year. Big Bear Lake region offers world-class skiing, sledding and snowboarding - all amid some of the most spectacular mountain scenery found anywhere in the world.
Big Bear Lake is home to a Discovery Center that offers wildflower walks, bird walks, and stargazing "Nature Nights." There is some sort of special event or festival going on in the Big Bear Lake area literally every month of the year. Besides camping, Big Bear Lake offers lakeside cabins and lodges, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts and rental properties available for visitors.
The town of Big Bear Lake is a nice place to take a leisurely stroll exploring the restaurants and unique shops.
Big Bear Lake is a world of natural beauty, crisp, clean alpine air, and endless four-season recreation. High above the hustle of everyday life, Big Bear Lake provides the ideal getaway for day or for a long vacation.
An easy drive from virtually anywhere in Southern California, Big Bear Lake offers numerous recreational opportunities including boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, down hill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and more. Big Bear Lake is also host to numerous events throughout the year including Old Miner's Days, Oktoberfest, mountain bike racing, hobie cat regattas, jazz festivals, car shows, trout classics, rodeos, ski and snowboard competitions, and more.
Whether it's exciting outdoor fun or a peaceful mountain retreat you're looking for, Big Bear Lake in the mountains of southern California is a good choice for a vacation destination.
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