TroutfesT – Fishing in Big Bear Lake

TroutfesT is here! Since 2004, the Western Outdoor News Big Bear TroutfesT has been growing. This is the 15th year of the contest and we are expecting it to be just as full as every other year. The cash and prizes are just as big as ever, with every ticket holder getting a chance to win …

7 Best Places to Fish in Big Bear

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Think you know the best places to fish in Big Bear? Well, we have some inside information for you; this should be top secret, but we are sharing anyway. We spent some time talking to Eric from the Big Bear Lake Water Management Department (WMD) and other Big Bear fishing regulars. We drove around the …

Changing of the Seasons – What to do at Big Bear Lake

Any of you who are regulars at Big Bear Lake know that this place changes with each season. Spring, summer, fall, and winter all showcase a different facet of the area, which gives you a reason to come up and visit us 365 days a year. Labor Day not only gives those who have been …

Old Miners, New Music, and Much More – What to do at Big Bear Lake

The Fourth of July weekend is just the start of a series of promising events that will make Big Bear Lake THE place to be. We covered many, but not all, of the events going on this weekend in last week’s blog. This week we spent some time looking at the rest of the month, …

Fourth of July 2013 and More – What to do at Big Bear Lake

Can you imagine Fourth of July fireworks up here in the mountain air, with Big Bear Lake reflecting all of the beauty in the sky? Over the 237 years we have been celebrating this holiday, we have come close to perfecting it. The holiday often begins with inviting up family and friends, and making burgers …

Running At New Heights – What to do at Big Bear Lake

The great outdoors! There are many reasons to come up to Big Bear Lake for the weekend, and getting out into nature is one of them. Fitness is a big hobby here in the mountain air. Athletes have been coming up here for years for either the benefits of high altitude training and running where …

TripAdvisor gives us a Certificate of Excellence!

Have you been to our website recently? It has plenty of great information about the area, things to do, and you can even book your stay when you make the great decision to come up to Big Bear Lake for a vacation. One thing you may notice that is fairly new: our Certificate of Excellence …

Even More to do in June! – What to do at Big Bear Lake

Our blog last week was chock full of things to do around Big Bear Lake for the first half of the month. This week we continue our look at all of the major events going on in June. And this is just the big stuff! Here’s what to expect from the weather this week. Big …

The Boys of Summer: The Old Miners Association – What to do at Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake was the focus of several gold rushes during the height of the prospecting days of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There were three major players in the search for gold in the Big Bear area: Bill Holcomb, Elias (Lucky) Baldwin, and J.R. DeLaMar. All of them came looking for gold, …

Memorial Day 2013 And Summer Are Coming! – What to do at Big Bear Lake

The big question to ask about Memorial Day weekend: what is NOT going on at Big Bear Lake? This is the week the valley officially switches over to all of its summertime shenanigans. The Big Bear Mountain Golf Course will be opening the full course up for the weekend, the anglers will be out in …