• Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Community Events Grant Program

    Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Community Events Grant Program

    Assisting local not-for-profit 501 organizations in hosting a variety of community events.

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  • Making Residential Streets Safer During Winter

    Making Residential Streets Safer During Winter

    The city will be imposing a series of enforcements that include altering residential parking standards to better serve residents and visitors.

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  • Sheriff Dept. Traffic Management Plan | Peak Ski Days

    Sheriff Dept. Traffic Management Plan | Peak Ski Days

  • Connectivity Project for the Alpine Pedal Path & Stanfield Cutoff

    Connectivity Project for the Alpine Pedal Path & Stanfield Cutoff

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SNOW REMOVAL GUIDE: Keep this guide handy during the snow season     DETAILS
Vision for the Future – Rathbun Corridor     DETAILS

2% Measure Y Funds at Work in Our Community

Measure Y Funding
We will continue to utilize available funds from Measure Y to sustain the future of our unique mountain home and vibrant economy with new and inventive projects.
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City Council Adopts Budget

Forecasting Steady Growth
The City remains diligent in its pursuit of alternative sources of funding to supplement local monies for infrastructure projects and has been quite successful at acquiring grant funding.
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Temperatures are dropping...

From Jeff Mathieu, City Manager
...and our long days of sunshine are shortening as summer winds down, but our beautiful mountain home still offers a wide array of activities to keep you busy while you welcome in Fall.
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City of Big Bear Lake Parks

Three beautiful parks within our city limits
City of Big Bear Lake Parks, Our community houses a number of public parks to meet the needs of just about anyone.
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Quality of Life Initiatives

Past and future development
Each year city staff presents Council with our community Quality of Life Initiatives. These serve as a recap of how far we have come and our goals for the future development of the Big Bear Lake area.
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California Highway Information & Current Road Conditions

Caltrans Division of Traffic Operations
(909) 383-4631
DOT Highway Road Conditions

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
(909) 866-0100
Big Bear Lake Station SB County Sheriff's Department

California Highway Patrol
(909) 867-2791
Arrowhead Area Jurisdiction CHP Google MapsGoogle Maps

  • Weather
  • Lake Levels
  • Trail Notices
°F | °C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 44%
13 | 28
-10 | -2
8 | 38
-13 | 3

Lake Level as of
Tuesday, January 20, 2018
57' 1" (15' 1" below full)
Lake Level History

Local Trail Notices & Closures

Please be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors. Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest.

USFS Website for Closed Trail Alerts

Online Payment Center

The City now offers the convenience of accepting credit card payments on-line through our third party provider, Municipay Nationwide Payment Solutions. PAY ONLINE HERE

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Winter Fire Pit
Tree Lighting
Big Bear Sunrise
Tree Lighting Snowman
Boulder Bay
Leopard at the Zoo
Tree Lighting Santa
Sleeping Fox at the Zoo
Tree Lighting 2
At the Tree Lighting
Tree Lighting Web of Lights
Tree lighting close up
Tree Lighting Carolers
Winter Dawn
Winter Lake
Snow Observatory
Night Lights
Winter Street
Snowy Sun
Snow Bear Summit