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Big Bear lake is beautiful, clean, fun Nd friendly! The VILLAGE IS GORGEOUS, filled with quaint... read more

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Ingrid H
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Where is the water?????

The big Bear lake and surronding area are a great place to vacation . an even better place to live... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Bear lake is beautiful, clean, fun Nd friendly! The VILLAGE IS GORGEOUS, filled with quaint boutiques, shops, gift stores, And great restaurants, friendly atmosphere and cool places for nightlife too, looking forward to coming again and maybe try the kayaks, canoes, bobsleds, or fishing!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The big Bear lake and surronding area are a great place to vacation . an even better place to live . With hundreds of miles of hiking trails through the mountains .Bike loop around the lake, great hotels ,resturants ,Bars , shops and a great...More

Thank tim0brien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is easy to get to from Southern California. Around 2 hours drive. The lake is at 6700 feet so a great retreat from LA summers.

1  Thank DKS44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be warned before you set out for Big Bear Lake. The water level is extremely low, the first 50 to 100 feet of water that there is is full of green algae. The lake itself is a brackish gray color, not the sparkling blue you...More

2  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent trip to Big Bear we decided that it would be nice to just drive around the entire lake to get familiar with the layout for future visits. I am so glad we did as it gave us a completely different understanding and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in August and the water was very dirty. It was covered by algae and smelled bad as well. It was a huge disappointment.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently the area had experienced a mild winter and hot summer so the lake was only half as full as usual. However, it was also not as big as I had anticipated. Enjoyed our visit, nevertheless, as it's a nice area.

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lake with hiking, boating and activities for all. We come here every year. This year though lake was very low and not much activity going on.

Thank BlackRoseCher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ride up to the lake was beautiful. The lake was a bit disappointing as the water level was considerably reduced. The town was touristy, but not overly so - expected assortment of shops and enough restaurants. The surrounding area is beautiful and worth exploring.

Thank Edith G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to an amazing visit to this Mountain town and lake. The ‘lake’ is down significantly. Many waterside properties are way back from the waters edge. The lakes is suffering the effects of California’s drought. Tourism must be down, since many of...More

Thank Mark H
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Carole F
September 3, 2018|
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Response from mikeconnors1 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no cost associated with going to the lake. Certain activities would have costs depending on what you wanted to do.
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Eda M
July 1, 2018|
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Response from sbaker2015 | Reviewed this property |
Temperatures are high 70’s during day , 40’s at night. September could be getting into some monsoon rains. But historically maybe only one day out of the month. Still fun all year.
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Jane S
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Christy D | Reviewed this property |
It was pretty low when we were there.
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