Introduction to Big Bear Lake, California
Big Bear Lake History
The city of Big Bear Lake was originally inhabited by the Serrano Native Americans. The city is named because grizzly bears populated the area until the latter half of the 19th century. The area witnessed a huge development during the Southern California Gold Rush between 1861 and 1912. The city was officially incorporated on November 28, 1980.
Big Bear Lake and nearby Attractions
- Magic Mountain Recreation Area
- San Bernardino National Forest
- Yucaipa Regional Park
- Kimberly Crest House and Gardens
- Historical Glass Museum
Things To Do In Big Bear Lake
The Kimberly Crest House and Gardens is a French chateau style home built in 1897. The Big Bear Lake provides opportunities for fishing in the summer months and snowboarding and skiing during the winter. Besides, the area celebrates the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest every year.
Big Bear Lake Transportation
San Bernardino International Airport is nearby.
Big Bear Lake Higher Education
The University of Redlands, Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College are the nearest colleges and universities.