Big Bear Lake

You can find your ideal southern California rental at Big Bear Lake, which is located in the valleys of Southern California, a few hours from major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego. Wildlife abounds in and around the Big Bear area. San Bernadino National Forest is adjacent to the lake itself. Located in the national forest, Big Bear Discovery Center is the one-stop shop for all your needs. With this stop, one will learn more about the Big Bear area; learn how to protect the national forest while increasing one's knowledge and enjoyment of Southern California's most recreated forestland. Winter activities in the surrounding mountains such as skiing and snowboarding complement the hiking, fishing, and biking of summer. There are numerous hiking trails in the area that each offer unique features. The Cougar Crest Trail is a four mile (round trip) trek, one needs plenty of water on this hike. The trail is very dry but as one goes through the steep and rocky hills, they get to see a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding mountains that make it well worth the while. The Castle Rock Trail, a two mile trek, is considered moderate for the hiker who is “in shapeâ€쳌. It has beautiful scenery, a running stream, a waterfall, and a fantastic view of Big Bear Lake once you reach the top. Mountain Bikers can take the Sky Chair to the top and then go back down after you choose from many of the scenic bike trails. Whether you're a beginner or expert mountain biker, there is something for everyone. If you do not have a bike, there are some available for rent, as well as helmets too.

For the skier, Big Bear Mountain Resort offers more than 190 acres of ski area for the winter sport enthusiast. Bear Mountain continues to improve the Park for the upcoming winter season with a commitment to offer one of the best freestyle terrain parks in the world. Some qualities of the park include Southern California's only super pipe, more than 80 jibs, and more than 150 jumps. It is always updated with new redesigns in effort to provide visitors more fun, progressive riding and skiing experiences, and unforgettable camp outs.

If Tahoe is the "Lake" of Northern California, then Big Bear Lake vacation rentals are the place to make your stay near fresh water in the southern half of California. Enjoy the mountainous peaks or the picturesque waters of the valleys in a vacation home or cabin found right here at

Lake Details
Lake Type: Reservoir
  Depth: 72 Feet
Elevation: 6,750 feet
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • picknicking
  • power boating
  • sailing
  • snow boarding
  • snow skiing
  • swimming
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Trout
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