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Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino County, California


Page Contents for Big Bear Lake, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Big Bear Lake is approximately 6,169 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 8,705 (2000).
The amount of land area in Big Bear Lake is 16.151 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Big Bear Lake is 6.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.422 sq kilometers.
The distance from Big Bear Lake to Washington DC is 2348 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 396 miles. (as the crow flies)
Big Bear Lake is positioned 34.24 degrees north of the equator and 116.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Big Bear Lake elevation is 6,754 feet above sea level.
Big Bear Lake per capita income is $ 21,517 (2000).
Big Bear Lake median income is $ 40,100 (2005).
The Big Bear Lake median home price is $ 473,900 (2005).
Big Bear Lake average annual precipitation is 21.2 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 33.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 43.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 63.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 48.3 degrees F.


a recreational area in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California about 100 miles from Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Big Bear City, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Yucaipa, Cherry Valley, Mentone, Calimesa and Banning.
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History & History Related Items

The Bear Valley was discovered in 1845 by Benjamin D. Wilson. He named it because he said there were many bears. The largest gold rush of southern California occurred here in 1860 when William Holcomb accidentally discovered gold. The dam was finished in 1884 and the first ski resort opened in 1949.

Here is a history page for Big Bear Lake.
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The incorporation of Big Bear Lake



a year-round recreation area with seven mile long Big Bear Lake and its 22 miles of shoreline. Visitors may explore nature and enjoy the outdoors all year. There is something to do in Big Bear in every season of the year.

Moonridge Animal Park
"Home of the Grizzlies"
P.O. Box 2553
43285 Goldmine Dr.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: (909) 584-1171 or (909) 584-1299
information on hours and tours: (909) 866-0183
Please call ahead for more information

Big Bear Discovery Center
Phone: (909) 866-3437

Photos and Information for Big Bear Lake

Learn more about Big Bear from the Big Bear Lake Resort Association.

Visit the official Big Bear Lake Visitor's Center

Welcome to Big Bear
Souvenir Book online

Bear Mountain Resort
Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Snow Valley
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Big Bear Lake City Government

City of Big Bear Lake
39707 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. Box 10000
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-5831

Big Bear Lake Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
630 Bartlett Rd
P.O. Box 2860
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4607

Big Bear Lake Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
630 Bartlett Rd
P.O. Box 2860
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4607

Big Bear Lake Schools

Bear Valley Unified School District
42271 Moonridge Road
P.O. Box 1529
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4631
Fax: 909-866-2040

San Bernardino County Schools
Roy C Hill Education Center
601 North E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093
Phone: (909) 888-3228
FAX: (909) 386-2478 Big Bear Lake


The population of Big Bear Lake was:
1990 - 5,351
2000 - 5,617
2006 - 6,169
Median age:
2000 - 42.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 34,447
2005 - $ 40,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 193,300
2005 - $ 473,900

Big Bear Lake is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time for a portion of the year.

Road Conditions - (909)866-7623

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