To assist with the increased traffic during peak times on the fourth of July (9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.) the City of Big Bear Lake, in conjunction with the Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, California Highway Patrol (CHP), and Caltrans, have devised a plan to better accommodate the flow of traffic. This plan will enhance both the visitor and resident experience.
Motorists will be directed to make only right turns onto Big Bear Blvd. (Highway 18) from Georgia to Temple, they will be further aided by Sheriff Deputies and CHP controlling traffic at all major intersections. Residents of Big Bear City are advised to park on the south side of the Blvd., while residents of the North Shore area are advised to park on the north side of the Blvd. Following the Fireworks show, Marina exists will be open with right turn only.