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Big Bear Lake is a reservoir in the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino County, California, United States. 

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The primary approach to Big Bear is via Highway 330 out of San Bernardino through Running Springs where it intersects Highway 18. Highway 18 proceeds past Arrowbear and Snow Valley, over 7,200 ft (2,190 m) Lake Vista Summit and across the 15 mi (24 km) "Arctic Circle" for a total distance of 33 mi (53 km). Big Bear Lake can also be accessed by Hwy 38 (referred to as 'The Backside') at the San Bernardino (10) Freeway near Redlands, and takes a 52 mi (84 km) mile route that passes through Big Bear City on the east. From north of Lucerne Valley, it can be accessed by Highway 18 over the pass into Baldwin Lake and through the north side, into Big Bear City.

Big Bear Lake provides an attractive setting for many outdoor activities, including fishing (trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass), pleasure boating, and water skiing. Because of the very cold water and the presence of underwater obstacles near the shorelines, swimming is discouraged. The lake is patrolled by the BBMWD Lake Patrol.

Many lakeside residents have private docks, and visiting boaters obtain mooring in several of the marinas found on both shores. Big Bear Municipal Water District (a special district of the State of California) provides public launches on the east end and west end of North Shore. Local marinas rent various sport and pleasure boats, and parasailing is available.

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Big Bear Frontier, Big Bear Lake
A beautiful lake front resort that offers a true mountain vacation experience. You'll have easy access to the ski slopes as well as the restaurants and shopping in the village to make your vacation more enjoyable. All of the cabins feature their own unique decor, a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, and a balcony/patio with views of big bear frontier. Other conveniences include cable TV, direct dial telephone, alarm clock radio, and hair dryer.
Big Bear Lakefront Lodge, Big Bear Lake
The Big Bear Lakefront Lodge is a tourist-class hotel located right on Big Bear Lake, within walking distance of Big Bear Lake Village. This lakefront resort has been recently remodeled and it has added to its facilities in 2003. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the property. The Lodge offers easy access to the multitude of attractions and activities that Big Bear Lake has to offer - water sports, mountain biking, snow skiing and even parasailing. The Lodge's proximity to the main village makes it convenient to a variety of restaurants, shops and galleries.
Big Bear Condos, Big Bear Lake
Ideally located in Big Bear Lake, this property enables excellent access to numerous outdoor activities such as skiing, golf and many others.This resort boasts well equipped business centre for people travelling on business matters. During time off, guests can visit the fitness room, relax at the pool side, or indulge in the outdoor activities like biking, horseback riding, and skiing. There is no restaurant available on-site, however guests can utilize the kitchen available in their own accommodation unit for cooking.This property offers comfortable condos that are immaculately furnished and facilitated with a host of modern amenities.
Fireside Lodge, Big Bear Lake
The Fireside Lodge is centrally located within walking distance from the shops, restaurants, and theaters of the village as well as the two major marinas on Big Bear Lake. With all the warmth of a Bed and Breakfast, the Lodge offers modern conveniences such as multiple bathroom and kitchens with microwaves. Motel rooms and Chalets are perfect for that weekend getaway and offer a cozy, comfortable setting.  Fireside Lodge opened its doors December, 1946.  In 1992, it was completely rebuilt after the earthquake in Big Bear. It now has grown to 32 units. Motel rooms, one and two bedroom suites, and spa suites replaced the original architecture.
Marina Resort, Big Bear Lake
The Marina Resort Hotel is located refreshingly high in the San Bernardino Mountains nestled on the shore of beautiful Big Bear Lake. The hotel is only a short drive from anywhere in Southern California. Located only one mile from the Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts and just steps away from Big Bear Lakes' Bavarian Village, fine dining, and Entertainment. The hotel's lakefront setting and lanscaped grounds offer much to do year round. Guests can enjoy 700' of private sandy beach, boat docks, observation deck, and year round heated Jacuzzi and a seasonally heated pool. Guests can also enjoy use of barbecues, picnic tables, a nine hole putting green, vollyball, billards and table tennis. 
Northwoods Resort Big Bear Lake
The Northwoods Resort, located across the street from Big Bear Village, Calif., is within a three-mile radius of alpine thrills at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain recreational areas. Big Bear Performing Arts Center and Moonridge Animal Park and Zoo are also three miles away. The Bear Mountain Golf Course lies four miles from the resort. This rustic property draws the great outdoors inside with hunting-lodge décor, wildlife-themed furniture pieces and a rugged stone fireplace. A small outdoor splash pool and an expansive spa tub are available for use throughout the year. An indoor sauna is also on site. Stillwells, the hotel's lodge-style restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner that includes nightly steak and seafood specials.
Robinhood Resort Big Bear Lake
The Robinhood Resort is located one block from Pine Knot Marina, one mile from Snow Summit Ski Resort and four miles from Discovery Center. The lobby features a large stone fireplace with sitting area where guests can read, watch television or play games with a view of Big Bear Lake. Nottingham's Restaurant serves steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. Little John's Pub features live entertainment on select evenings. The Sherwood Banquet Room has a lake view, and accommodates guests up to 120 people. Audio and visual equipment is provided and includes a 6 foot by 10 foot projection screen with power point and DVD hook up. Room amenities include cable television and complimentary wireless Internet access. 
Thundercloud Resort Big Bear Lake
On the southern shore of Big Bear Lake, Calif., the Thundercloud Resort offers visitors a vacation where clean air and winter or summer sports abound. Big Bear Lake is only one short block from the Resort, and the Village, with shopping, dining and special events, is only two blocks away. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts are minutes away. In the mornings, complimentary continental breakfasts are served to get the resort's guests off to a good start. All 64 guestrooms on two floors, comfortable with a rustic, feel-at-home decor, are accessible via exterior corridors, and come complete with queen beds or two double beds each, ceiling fans and televisions; some rooms have gas fireplaces. 
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