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BIG BEAR DIRECTIONS/ROADS
Posted: 11-Feb-16
DRIVING MAPS, Directions and daily mountain road condition updates, snow and weather related updates. 
Mountain roads OPEN: major highways to Big Bear Lake and the great scenic drive to:
Golden Bear Cottages Resort located at 39367 Big Bear Blvd. (Hwy SR18).
See the details and description for each road, so you pick the one best suited to your needs.
The approximate travel times for each mountain route are noted below.

Gallery of PHOTOS of your drive to Big Bear Lake,  California. 


Information provided for you by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association: Affordable Cabins, Big Bear best places to stay:
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Highway information is provided for mountain travelers.
CARRY CHAINS ABOVE 4,000 FEET ... IT'S THE LAW!!! The Chamber has received information that manned chain checks are in effect on all routes leading to Big Bear Valley. Restrictions may vary throughout the week, however please be advised that all vehicles, regardless if 4WD or AWD with snow tires or not, are required to display their chains to requesting personnel. For current chain restrictions, visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist8/tmc/.

Travel to Big Bear Lake CA. Driving Directions and Map to Big Bear Mountain Resorts are shown below.
Different ways to get to Bear
Big Bear Lake: only a short drive from anywhere in Southern California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Arizona.


Highway information is the latest reported for: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 07:55(A.M.)


CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES
ON ALL 4 WHEELS WHENEVER IT SNOWS... SNOW IS FORECAST AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

Mountain Weather Watch

CHECK for the latest mountain road updates before driving to Big Bear http://goldenbear.net/roads.cfm/

DO NOT walk or play on the lake ice under any circumstances!  
While the frozen lake may look inviting, it is extremely dangerous!!

 
CARRY CHAINS DURING ALL WINTER MONTHS

ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Watch 2016 report 11 January 2016.
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS and the International Research 
Institute for Climate and Society/ 11 January 2016 ENSO Alert System Status:
El Niño will continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16,
 followed by weakening and a transition to ENSO-neutral during the late spring 
or early summer (Fig. 6). Forecaster consensus remains nearly unchanged, with 
expectation that this El Niño could rank among the top three strongest episodes. 
Seasonal outlooks indicate an increased likelihood of above-median precipitation 
across the southwestern tier of the United States.
 

ROAD CONDITIONS FOR ALL ROADS LEADING TO BIG BEAR LAKE

SR 330 [from the 210 freeway to Big Bear Lake]
 NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
(SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS).


SR 38 [from the 10 freeway to Big Bear Lake]
 NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
-- WHILE DRIVING IN THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST.(SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS).


SR 18 [from north San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake]
 NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
-- WHILE DRIVING IN THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST(SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS).


SR 18
[from the high desert to Big Bear Lake]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA...
 -- WHILE DRIVING FROM THE HIGH DESERT TO THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST.
(SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS).



Road UPDATES - Southern California Mountain Traveler Information.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS REPORTED FOR THE AREA ROADS AROUND BIG BEAR LAKE, CA.
Mountain road conditions are in a constant state of change, please refer to Caltrans
or  ie511.org for up-to-the minute information for your drive to Big Bear Lake.  
 
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Big Bear Lake is Southern California's only four-season resort, and most popular mountain lake ... More than 6 million visitors recreate on the San Bernardino National Forest every year in Big Bear Lake. Over 25,000 of them choose to stay in a rustic mountain cabin at AAA approved Golden Bear Cottages Resort at 39367 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake is only a short drive from anywhere in Southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix.  Get a Driving Directions and Map to Big Bear Mountain Resorts below.

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download free street map of the  Big  Bear  Lake  area

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BIG BEAR LAKE


1) Hwy SR18  from the San Bernardino area. Begin at the Waterman exit from the 210 freeway (the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one hour). Go north towards Lake Arrowhead, then continue on by following the signs to Big Bear Lake. When you get to the Dam, go straight ahead for 2.3 miles to Golden Bear Cottages. The office is on the right. NOTE: this road is considered too narrow and curvy for some inexperienced mountain drivers and for passengers prone to motion sickness.


2) Hwy SR38  from the Redlands area. Begin at the Hwy 38 exit from the 10 freeway in Redlands (the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one and 1/2 hour). Go north on Orange Street about 1/2 mile to Lugonia. Turn right on Lugonia (which is SR38) and follow it through Mentone and up the mountain towards Big Bear. When you get to Big Bear, take a left on the main road and follow it along the lake. After about 10 miles you will see the Preforming Arts/Civic Center, our office is just 1/2 mile past it on the left.  NOTE: this road is a bit longer, but except for about 7 miles, it is far less curvy. A favorite of many drivers because it is a beautiful senic drive.


3) Hwy SR18  from the High Desert.  Begin at the Bear Valley Road Exit from the 15 freeway (the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one and 1/4 hour). Beginning at Lucerne Valley, take Hwy 18 towards Big Bear. When you get to the top of the mountain, go right along the Lake towards Big Bear. When you get to Stanfield Cut-off, go over Big Bear Lake and turn right (West) towards the Dam. We are about 6 miles just past the Preforming Arts/Civic Center. The office is on the left side of the road. NOTE: This is the best road for guests traveling from Las Vegas (less than 3 hours for the total drive). This road only has about 6 miles of curvy road. The rest is an easy drive. It is a good alternative.

4) Hwy SR330  From the 210 FWY  go north on the 330 from the 210 Freeway for 15.7 miles to Running Springs. When you get to Running Springs, continue straight towards Big Bear Lake (the road name changes to the SR18, but it is the same road). Follow SR18 for about 12 miles towards Big Bear Lake until you get to the Dam. When you get to the Dam, go straight for 2.3 miles to Golden Bear Cottages. The office is on the right. NOTE: This is the most direct route from the Inland Empire, Orange Co., LA and San Diego. It is a very good road, but a bit curvy for some passengers prone to motion sickness.


Pets are welcome at Golden Bear Cottages

AAA approved cabin rental discount packages at Golden Bear Cottages

Directions to Big Bear Lake and local news


Golden Bear Cottages staff says " PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY "

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BIG BEAR LAKE LOCAL AND REGIONAL BUS SERVICE


BIG BEAR LAKE MARKETING ASSOCIATION NEWS RELEASE,

GET UP TO THE MOUNTAINS ...

Big Bear Lake is a cool spot that is just a short drive away.

Stay at Golden Bear Cottages,  one of  Big  Bear's  best  places  to  stay. 

BIG BEAR LAKE MARKETING ASSOCIATION NEWS STORIES:


BIG BEAR LAKE - The new bridge on Highway 18 high across the Big Bear Dam has now been open for three years. The bridge is a welcome addition for travelers to our lovely four season mountain resort community. 

Great Golden Bear Cottages Facebook offer. People who become our friends on our new Big Bear Resort Facebook page this week are entitled to a special deal on Big Bear Lake vacations. Call us at 1-800-461-1023 anytime for details. Then, when you get to Golden Bear Cottages, remember to check-in on Facebook when you check-in at the office.

For those of you who do not ski or snowboard we have plenty of other activities in the snow including inner tubing, toboggan runs, zip lining, and off-road tours, also means time rent a pair of snowshoes for a trek in the forest. Make plans to come up and enjoy the white stuff from November through April each year.
SEE LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST ON OUR LOCAL BIG BEAR NEWS FORECAST PAGE !!!

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30-Day Precipitation Forecast for Big Bear Lake, CA (92315) snow in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake long range precipitation forecast
Information provided for you by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association    

Big Bear Facebook

Big Bear Lake Marketing Association says
FORECAST... Big Bear Lake is the coolest place in Southern California: so dress for the beautiful mountain weather ...
Weekday getaways to Big Bear mean fewer crowds for outdoor mountain sports,
and more wildlife to see on your mountain hikes on Big Bear's many trails.
 
Roads--- Directions and BUS SERVICE to Big Bear Lake...
see http://goldenbear.net/roads.cfm/

Find Big Bear Lake on Facebook  ... @Big_Bear_Resort    http%3A//twitter.com/Big_Bear_Resort%23

Free wi-fi for guests at Golden Bear resort, get the log-in and password from the office. 
Log on to the Internet during your stay in Big Bear Lake. Golden Bear Cottages guests can use all their mobile devises… on the free Wi-Fi wireless Internet system at the resort, just ask for the password for this secure system at our office.
Our Big Bear Lake cottages are a romantic rustic mountain retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city..
Southern California's only four-season resort, ... More than 6 million visitors recreate on the San Bernardino National Forest every year in Big Bear Lake. Over 25,000 of them stay at Golden Bear Cottages Resort at 39367 Big Bear Blvd.
You tube video of our Big Bear cabins 
 

Make your online AAA approved cabin and cottage vacation rentals here

 
Directions and road conditions updates to Big Bear Lake
ALWAYS CHECK THE ROAD CONDITIONS...LINK from Cal-Trans on our Home Page for road conditions before driving to Big Bear. This site is updated by the minute. Snow report: PLEASE CARRY CHAINS IN YOUR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES IN LATE FALL, WINTER and EARLY SPRING. FOR DRIVING TIPS see link at the bottom of this page... you can still stay close to home, but visit a different world in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Golden Bear Cottages resort is rated the best place to stay.
 
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You can check road driving conditions to Big Bear on our Golden Bear Cottages home web page.
Big Bear Cabins and Vacation Rentals in Big Bear Lake, CA. Directions and
road conditions

  • ALWAYS CHECK THE ROAD CONDITIONS...LINK from Cal-Trans on our Home Page for road conditions before driving to Big Bear. The site is updated by the minute.  FOR DRIVING TIPS see link scroll down this page... you can still stay close to home, but visit a different world in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Big Bear cabin reservation policy.
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    SNOW, enjoy a White Christmas at GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES RESORT, Make holiday cabin reservations today    
    For those of you who do not ski or snowboard we have plenty of other activities in the snow including inner tubing, toboggan runs, ziplining, and off-road tours. The snow also means time rent a pair of snowshoes for a trek in the forest.
  • Southern California's only four-season resort, ... More than 6 million visitors recreate on the San Bernardino National Forest every year in Big Bear Lake. Over 25,000 of them stay at Golden Bear Cottages Resort at 39367 Big Bear Blvd.  
  • News release 10/27/15... WINTER IS COMING TO BIG BEAR -- THINK SNOW

    Snow Summit
    Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Snow Summit is a year round premier destination for high-energy outdoor experiences. Revered for it's skiing and snowboarding in the winter and home to Southern California's only lift-served hiking and mountain biking during the summer  months. (only 3 miles from Golden Bear Cottages)

    Bear Mountain
    Bear Mountain is home to Southern California's highest lift-served peak sitting at 8,805 feet. With the only half-pipes in So Cal and its famous trendsetting terrain parks, Bear offers a youthful and core environment. In the cool summer months, make time at 7,200 feet at the Bear Mountain golf course. (only 4 miles from Golden Bear Cottages)

    Snow Valley
    As you leave the crowded freeways and begin your ascent into the mountains, the sky becomes more blue, and the air more crisp and clear. The scent of pine trees filters into your car and you can feel your stress drift away. Before you know it, after Running Springs you're rounding that last corner with the resort just ahead, right off the highway. This is Snow Valley... Closer Than You Think. (only 8 miles from Golden Bear Cottages)

    GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES RESORT OFFERS AAA APPROVED PRIVATE CABIN LODGING RIGHT BETWEEN ALL THREE MAJOR SKI RESORTS.
     
  • You tube video of our Big Bear cabins in spring 
  • DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BIG BEAR LAKE: detailed road map to Big Bear

  • Vacation Cabins are affordable at Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake. If you're stuck for ideas on how to entertain your family this year, look no further than Big Bear Lake. Take advantage of our great mountain winter weather too.
  • DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BIG BEAR LAKE

    1) Hwy SR18  from the San Bernardino area. Begin at the Waterman exit from the 210 freeway (the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one hour). Go north towards Lake Arrowhead, then continue on by following the signs to Big Bear Lake. When you get to the Dam, go straight ahead for 2.3 miles to Golden Bear Cottages. The office is on the right. NOTE: this road is considered too narrow and curvy for some inexperienced mountain drivers and for passengers prone to motion sickness.


    2) Hwy SR38  from the Redlands area. Begin at the Hwy 38 exit from the 10 freeway in Redlands (the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one and 1/2 hour). Go north on Orange Street about 1/2 mile to Lugonia. Turn right on Lugonia (which is SR38) and follow it through Mentone and up the mountain towards Big Bear. When you get to Big Bear, take a left on the main road and follow it along the lake. After about 10 miles you will see the Preforming Arts/Civic Center, our office is just 1/2 mile past it on the left.  NOTE: this road is a bit longer, but except for about 7 miles, it is far less curvy. A favorite of many drivers because it is a beautiful senic drive.


    3) Hwy SR18  from the High Desert.  Begin at the Bear Valley Road Exit from the 15 freeway (the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one and 1/4 hour). Beginning at Lucerne Valley, take Hwy 18 towards Big Bear. When you get to the top of the mountain, go right along the Lake towards Big Bear. When you get to Stanfield Cut-off, go over Big Bear Lake and turn right (West) towards the Dam. We are about 6 miles just past the Preforming Arts/Civic Center. The office is on the left side of the road. NOTE: This is the best road for guests traveling from Las Vegas (less than 3 hours for the total drive). This road only has about 6 miles of curvy road. The rest is an easy drive. It is a good alternative.

    4) Hwy SR330  From the 210 FWY  go north on the 330 from the 210 Freeway for 15.7 miles to Running Springs. When you get to Running Springs, continue straight towards Big Bear Lake (the road name changes to the SR18, but it is the same road). Follow SR18 for about 12 miles towards Big Bear Lake until you get to the Dam. When you get to the Dam, go straight for 2.3 miles to Golden Bear Cottages. The office is on the right. NOTE: This is the most direct route from the Inland Empire, Orange Co., LA and San Diego. It is a very good road, but a bit curvy for some passengers prone to motion sickness.



  • Please Drive SAFELY. For the latest roadinformation, see the ROAD CONDITIONS link at the top of our home page. 
  • Check road conditions before driving to the mountains.
  • Cal Trans updates it every few minutes. Always carry chains in your vehicle for mountain travel to Big Bear Lake from at least November through April.  For further information you may call our office.   Office hours are: Sunday - Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Friday until 9 p.m. and Saturday until 6 p.m. We will try to answer any other questions you have. God bless you and have a safe trip to Golden Bear Cottages, Big Bear's closest AAA approved resort cabins and group lodging to Pleasure Point Marina boat rentals and all three local mountain ski resorts.  ONE OF Big  Bear's  best  places  to  stay.

      View ...'Previous Page'...link or at the top of this page for our Christian message, Group retreats, more News, discount boat rentals and ski coupons for our guests and... Cottages price list... for affordable group and family friendly big cabin and cottage lodging: Christian family owned affordable accommodations in Big Bear Lake.

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      TODAY'S MESSAGE; 
    We live in an awesome world, enjoy it.
    Make this an awesome day.
    Peace To All and May God Bless You.
    Live simply.

    Love generously.
    Care deeply.

    Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.





  •   link for detailed road map to Big Bear



    AAA approved and Diamond rated rustic resort cabins and boat rentals

    Golden Bear Cottages is Family Friendly 
    Top 20 Family Vacations award winner: 2006,2007,2008,2009, 2010,2011,2012,2013 and 2014. Big  Bear Lake's best place to stay. Top big group cabins and family friendly lodging in Big Bear Lake.Uptake_favicon Best Family sized cabins, California, 2009-2015

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      En Espanol…

    Big Bear Lake y Golden Bear Cottages es el unico centro turi­stico de alta montana en el Sur de California que esta de temporada durante todo el ano. Big Bear Lake esta ubicado en el San Bernardino National Forest, conocido por ser el mayor bosque urbano en el pai­s. Con una altitud de 7000 pies y gozando de mas de 300 di­as soleados al ano, el esplendido clima, la belleza escenica y la amplia gama de actividades recreativas hacen de Big Bear el lugar ideal para disfrutar de unas perfectas mini vacaciones familiares, actividades al aire libre y salidas romanticas con su pareja
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    Para hablar con un representante en espanol, llame...Golden Bear Cottages 909-866-2010

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  • CABIN RENTAL SPECIALS... Golden Bear Cottages offers groups 33% discount in Spring and Fall with any 2 day or longer mid-week lodging reservations during the season. 20% off boat rentals at Pleasure Point Marina too (minimum restrictions apply).


    This is your one stop resource for a "non-hotel" AAA approved resort.
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    Have you ever dreamed about having your own mountain cabin or cottage for a getaway by the lake? You really need a relaxing vacation in the mountains, but don't want to buy property and for sure don't want to go through the hassle of purchasing a time share. Our Golden Bear Vacation Club is the answer for you! You don't need a big down payment or a loan. The price is only a small fraction of a time share. The entire 5 year studio size cabin package is less than $3,000 an gets you a 5-day or longer vacation every year for up to 5 years ( a total of 35 days of lodging). Call our friendly Christian staff today at 1-800-461-1023 and get a bonus week in Big Bear added for free. The Vacation Club is our newest family friendly offer, and it comes with full maid service and all regular linen service. This in addition to our daily affordable cabin and cottage rentals. 20% off boat rentals at Pleasure Point Marina... SEE you-tube video

     Automatically qualify for exclusive discounts by just signing up for our monthly
    newsletter on our Home page, and receive Big Bear event and vacation deals.
    AAA approved cabin rental special discount packages at Golden Bear Cottages
    in Big Bear Lake.

    Information about road conditions is provided for you by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association: Affordable Big Bear Lake Cabins and Vacation Rentals, Retreat Specials and Group Lodging Packages. ... Memorable Vacations Begin With Our affordable AAA approved mountain vacation cabin accommodationsPlease drive with care ... link for detailed road map to Big Bear


    November 20, 2015... Snow Summit open for Skiing. Come up and experience our activities including snow play, skiing and snowboarding and be sure to have lunch at the View Haus BBQ high atop Big Bear at 8,200 feet.
     
  • Southern California's only four-season resort, ... More than 6 million visitors recreate on the San Bernardino National Forest every year in Big Bear Lake. Over 25,000 of them stay at Golden Bear Cottages Resort at 39367 Big Bear Blvd
  • You tube video of our Big Bear cabins in spring
  • Big Bear valley is a four season resort as well as a beautiful place to live all year round.


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