Big Bear Lake is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. This popular destination offers everything needed to fill each day of vacation with adventure and unique experiences.
Bears and snow leopards are just a couple of the fascinating animals you can visit at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge Animal Park. This facility specializes in rehabilitating injured wildlife with the goal of releasing healed animals back into their natural habitat. The zoo also is home to badgers, bobcats, owls, deer, coyotes, and much more.
The San Bernardino National Forest is over 1,200 square miles of California mountain terrain surrounding Big Bear. A variety hiking trails await exploration. Other activities available in this area include fishing, biking, backpacking, and shooting.
Anglers, bring your gear! This is said to be a favorite fishing spot in Southern California. Big Bear Lake is home to many varieties of fish, such as rainbow trout, large-mouth bass, carp, channel catfish, sunfish. Great fishing spots are located all around the lake. Bait and tackle are easy to find, as this is a popular fishing hole.
For an all inclusive experience, consider a fishing charter. Gear is provided and a professional guide is your host for the day, increasing your chances of catching fish.
For unbelievable views and a thrill like no other, visit the Pineknot Marina for a parasailing adventure. Jet ski rentals are also available for another fun way to explore this spectacular lake.
The Bear Mountain Ski Resort is well-known for its fantastic slopes, terrain parks, and welcoming beginner slopes. Check out the family-friendly, Snow Summit Ski Resort for activities of all ages and abilities, including cross-country trails, a climbing wall, and excellent bike trails.
The Village at Big Bear Lake, full of charming shops, boutiques, and wonderful dining options, truly feels like an Alpine Village. With restaurants such as Noble Roman's, The Himalayan, and Sweet Basil Bistro, visitors will never be at a loss for a fantastic dining experience. Shops in The Village are fun to explore, ensuring you will find a special memento to always remember your time in Big Bear.