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2012 Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 42 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer! … [Read more...]

Fishing Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a fisherman’s paradise - crisp, clean mountain air, clear blue alpine waters, and some of the best fishing in Southern California, all surrounded by towering pines and majestic mountains. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice, Big Bear Lake provides the perfect environment for relaxing by the lake and catching a variety of fish. The State of California requires that every fisherman (and woman) over the age of sixteen have a valid fishing license in their possession while fishing. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake is Open!

The first of April marks the beginning of our season out on the lake. The East Ramp on the North Shore is open to the public for boat launching, picnicking, and fishing from the shore. The hours for East Ramp are from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, daily. They are extended to 7:00 PM on May 10. The local marinas are also open for boat rentals and great fishing advice. All boats on the lake must have a permit and state registration. You can obtain permits at the boat ramps and most of the marinas. Motorized boats pay $25 for a … [Read more...]

Big Bear’s Unusual Winter

Baldwin Lake Neighborhood Given Southern California's mild Winter weather this year, visiting Big Bear can be a bit different. You've got yourself packed for the slopes. Loaded the skis, boots and boards, and checked the tire chains. Got the snow pants, gloves and sweaters ready. It gets into the 20's at night. You at least, want to be prepared for that brisk night air. You come scooting up the mountain to find out the temperatures can be pushing into the high 40's. The pre-holiday snow is gone from the … [Read more...]

Homes and Dreams in Big Bear

Big Bear is a mecca for the retirement set, and for good reason. Our mountain community offers affordable housing, an active senior center, adequate health care, and plenty of other baby boomers to hang out with. And to top it off Big Bear is located in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. My mother and stepdad have lived in Big Bear for almost twenty years and they’ve never regretted their decision to move here. Before settling on Big Bear they looked all over California for a suitable retirement … [Read more...]

Mountain Lake Fishing

Big Bear Lake, CA has long been known for fishing and  the size of its trout and bass. The lake is stocked with trout by the California Department of Fish and Game and is supported locally. It has been used as a fishing source since its first inhabitants the Serrano Indians, created a small Dam. Advice, equipment and boats can be obtained at all of Big Bear’s Marinas. Holloways Marina is located at 398 Edgemoor Road, (909) 866-5706. Their facility includes an RV Park. Big Bear Marina is located at 500 Paine … [Read more...]