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The Many Lures of Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake has been a center of human activity for more than 2,000 years. The first people to enjoy the lakeshore and the vibrant fish life inhabiting the waters here were the Serrano Indians. It was the Gold Rush in Southern California that brought the area to the attention of settlers, and by 1908, there were no more grizzly bears left in the Big Bear Lake region. Black bears live in this mountainous region, though, so tourists staying in vacation homes on Big Bear Lake should be careful not to leave food outside or in their cars.

There is a hot spring near Big Bear Lake that has drawn tourists here since the early 1920s. Indeed, beginning in that decade Big Bear Lake, located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California, began to take on an atmosphere reminiscent of a country club, with many amenities provided for visitors. It has also been a place where many films and television programs have been shot. Anyone who has watched a lot of the old TV Western Bonanza has likely viewed scenes filmed here. What makes it so popular for Hollywood producers and directors is not just its near proximity to Hollywood, which tourists can easily visit on a day trip, but also the sparkling blue waters and pine forests that make the area very photogenic.


Big Bear Lake is popular in the winter, with visitors skiing at Snow Summit, but October is another good time to visit. Oktoberfest here includes the Biergarten with the highest elevation in the United States.

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Below you will find writings from other Big Bear Lake vacation rental owners about the area they know best! It's a great way to learn first hand about the Big Bear Lake region and all that it has to offer!


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Posted by Ferdinand Delapaz on Friday, December 07, 2007
A large lake filled with trout, blue gill, catfish. 7000 feet above sea level. Fresh air to breath. Beautiful mountains and great veiws. Three ski resorts to choose from with night skiing also offered. Many great eateries with all kinds of ethnic cooking. Lots of trails - four wheeling, mountain biking. Great marina with many different types of boat rentals. Really impressive zoo filled with rescued animals. Enjoy the drive up the mountain with more great views.

Big Bear Rentals and Life in Big Bear Lake, California

Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Big Bear Lake is located in Southern California and surrounded by a National Forest. The Big Bear Lake area is only a couple of hours away from all the major Southern California counties, thus making it a popular tourist area for Los Angeles citizens.

Big Bear Lake offers four seasons of fun. In winter and spring you can enjoy great snow skiing and boarding at Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts. In summer and fall there is fishing, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, and many scheduled events. And all year there is great shopping, dining, and of course relaxing. All in all, Big Bear Lake is a fantastic place to own a home for full time living or vacation use.