Big Bear Lake Guide

Things to do, facts to know, places to park, areas to see and more about Big Bear Lake.


Big Bear Lake

Highlighted overnight parking rentals around Big Bear Lake

Fun Facts

  • Gold was first discovered in the mountains in 1850, but mining didn’t begin until 1859 at Starvation Flat and continued into the 1920’s
  • Skiing was introduced to Big Bear Valley in 1925. The first Toboggan run was completed on “Lynn Hill” with a sling lift that dragged 10 people to the top of a hill at a time
  • The population of Big Bear Lake ranges from just over 5,000 people to over 100,000 people depending on seasonal events and activities

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