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BIG BEAR DIRECTIONS/ROAD UPDATES
Posted: 11-Dec-19
Mountain highways to Big Bear Lake and the great scenic drive to:
Golden Bear Cottages Resort,  at 39367 Big Bear Blvd. (Hwy SR18).
Description for each road. Pick the one best suited to your needs.
Approximate travel times for mountain routes are shown below.

R2 CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

MOUNTAIN ROADS AND  TRAFFIC CONDITIONS UPDATED: 06:00 AM - 29  DEGREES @ BIG BEAR
December Snow weather is here, carry snow chains in Winter
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36" of snow received from this week's storm at Big Bear Lake  
and lots more snow is in the forecast for Winter weeks ahead!
Golden Bear Cottages received over 4 feet already this season.
Come up and enjoy the snow.
With winter weather upon us, a good reminder to always carry tire chains when traveling into the mountains 

Mother Nature continues to deliver. After a record-setting November, we got 
another 2-3" of snow on the mountain Sunday night. 

TRAFFIC CONDITIONS UPDATED AT: 06:00 AM
=Light  =Moderate  =Heavy Traffic


 RUNNING SPRINGS TO HIGHLAND: 20 mins [0 min Delay]
 HIGHLAND TO RUNNING SPRINGS: 23 mins [1 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO TIRE CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT


 RUNNING SPRINGS TO BIG BEAR: 22 mins [1 min Delay]
 BIG BEAR TO RUNNING SPRINGS: 21 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO TIRE CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT


 BIG BEAR TO REDLANDS: 60 mins [0 min Delay]
 REDLANDS TO BIG BEAR: 67 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO TIRE CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT


 BIG BEAR TO LUCERNE VALLEY: 32 mins [0 min Delay]
 LUCERNE VALLEY TO BIG BEAR: 35 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO TIRE CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT


CHAIN RESTRICTIONS SUMMARY
NO TIRE CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
HWY 18 (Lucerne)      : 
HWY 18 (Arctic Circle): 
HWY 18 (Arrowhead)  : 
HWY 38  : 
HWY 330: 

FOR DETAILED CHAIN RESTRICTIONS CLICK HERE


DETAILED CHAINS RESTRICTIONS 
(Data obtained from Caltrans database, carry snow chains)
R1=2WD Vehicles must have M+S Tires, must carry chains
R2=2WD Chains Required, 4WD must carry chains.

R3=CHAINS REQUIRED ALL VEHICLES


RECENT TRAFFIC INCIDENTS AS OF: 6:30 AM

RECENT TRAFFIC INCIDENTS
Updated: 06:30 AM 
Big Bear to Highland (330): 41 mins  
Highland to Big Bear (330): 43 mins  
Big Bear to Redlands  (38): 61 mins  
Redlands to Big Bear  (38): 65 mins  
Big Bear to Lucerne    (18): 33 mins  
Lucerne to Big Bear    (18): 35 mins  
=Light  =Moderate  =Heavy Traffic



Road Conditions Page: Click Here

CALTRANS ROAD CONSTRUCTION AS OF: 06:30 AM

NO PLANNED CONSTRUCTION NEXT 24 HOURS



36" of snow received from this week's storm at Big Bear Lake  
and lots more snow is in the forecast for the coming week!
Book your family cabin rental at Golden Bear Cottages and
enjoy the snow.  



 Link: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
District 8 (San Bernardino mountain road updates)
San Bernardino mountain road updates from CHP
 
Weather forecasts are updated here daily.  Forecast this week in Big Bear Lake. 

Alternate routes to Big Bear use Hwy 38 from Redlands or Desert Hwy 18. 
AUTUMN 2019 - CARRY SNOW CHAINS -  GET THE LATEST UPDATES FROM CAL TRANS
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Information provided for you by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association: Affordable Cabins, 
Big Bear best places to stay:
Vacation Rentals, Retreat Specials and Big Cabin Group Lodging. 
Memorable vacations begin with our affordable 
AAA approved mountain cabins. We have big AAA approved cabin accommodations! 
  

District: District 8/San Bernardino County Mountains
#THUNDER SHOWERS CAN HAPPEN AGAIN DURING LATE SUMMER AND FALL
Traffic conditions: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Commuter alerts: www.caltrans8.info.
Travel to Big Bear Lake CA. Driving Directions and Map to Big Bear Mountain Resorts shown below.
Different ways to get to Bear Big Bear Lake: only a short drive from anywhere in Southern California, 
  
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#OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC and National Weather Service -  
CALLING FOR A WET AND COOL El Niño 2019 FOR BIG BEAR

ROAD CONDITIONS FOR ALL ROADS LEADING TO BIG BEAR LAKE.
     


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.   
PLEASE RESEARCH CHAIN CONTROL LOCATIONS WHEN DRIVING TO BIG BEAR NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL. 
CALTRANS IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO UPDATE CHAIN CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS FOR CONSISTENCY WITH 
INTERNET MAPPING, LIKE GOOGLE MAPS & MAPQUEST....
 
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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.


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Directions to Big Bear Lake and local news


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