Check In Date
Check In Date
Adults
Kids
Promotional Code

SIGNUP NOW
You'll be able to:
View Reservation History
Pre-fill Booking Form
Receive Newsletter
Remember Me
Home Specials Cottages Group Services Photos Contact
News
Big Bear Lake news, weather & Big Bear driving directions View All News here or in the box below


                            Big Bear Lake newsletter
AAA approved cabins in Big Bear Lake
BIG BEAR NEWS & RESERVATIONS CALL US TODAY 800-461-1023


BIG BEAR DIRECTIONS/ROAD UPDATES
Posted: 14-Sep-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 noted below.

TRAFFIC CONDITIONS: 6:05 AM - SEPT. 14  - 42  DEGREES @ BIG BEAR


=Light  =Moderate  =Heavy Traffic


 RUNNING SPRINGS TO HIGHLAND: FULL CLOSURE mins [999 min Delay]
 HIGHLAND TO RUNNING SPRINGS: FULL CLOSURE mins [999 min Delay]
ROAD CLOSED 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK THROUGH SEP 20TH

RESTRICTIONS
GOOGLE MAPS IS REROUTING TRAFFIC TO SR-18 FROM WATERMAN AVE OR SR-38 FROM MENTONE TO AVOID HWY 330

Full SR-330 from Highland Ave (Highland) to Route 18/Hilltop Blvd (Running Springs) due to Roadway Excavation.
Just a reminder: as route 330 closes beginning September 9th 
until September 20, that doesn't involve highway 18. 
Hwy 18 from the bottom of the hill at Waterman up through Rim, 
Running Springs, and up to Big Bear will remain open.

 
SR-18 RE-ROUTE
SAN BERNARDINO TO RUNNING SPRINGS: 43 mins [4 min Delay]
 RUNNING SPRINGS TO SAN BERNARDINO: 42 mins [3 min Delay]
 RUNNING SPRINGS TO BIG BEAR: 24 mins [3 min Delay]
 BIG BEAR TO RUNNING SPRINGS: 22 mins [1 min Delay]
NO RESTRICTIO
NS



 BIG BEAR TO REDLANDS: 61 mins [1 min Delay]
 REDLANDS TO BIG BEAR: 63 mins [3 min Delay]
NO RESTRICTIONS


 BIG BEAR TO LUCERNE VALLEY: 32 mins [0 min Delay]
 LUCERNE VALLEY TO BIG BEAR: 33 mins [1 min Delay]
NO RESTRICTIONS

=Light  =Moderate  =Heavy Traffic

Caltrans road construction information: Big Bear Lake 

Commuter alerts: www.caltrans8.info.

Press Release Number: 19-225 
Project ID: 1E780 District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino 
Contact: Emily.Leinen@dot.ca.gov Phone: (909) 383-4631
Beginning September 9, 2019, a full closure will be in effect until September 20, 2019. 
During closure, crews will perform rock scaling, slope excavations and construct the 
two rock-fall barriers. Be advised, weather conditions may affect this operation. 
Know before you go! Stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire at Caltrans District 8 
and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. 

USE ALTERNATE ROUTES SEPT 9 UNTIL SEPT 20.

GOOGLE HEAVY TRAFFIC - CONSTRUCTION REROUTES: 
USE HWY 18 and 38 FOR BIG BEAR AND BIG BEAR LAKE.
During the closure of SR 330 from September 9th - 20, 
in San Bernardino re-route is Waterman exit FWY 210 

CALTRANS ROAD CONSTRUCTION AS OF: 06:00 AM




El Niño to continue through the Northern Hemisphere for SUMMER 2019 (~60% chance) 


 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. 
During the closure of SR 330 from September 9th - 20, 
in San Bernardino re-route is Waterman exit FWY 210 
NOTICE
 

Caltrans road construction information: Big Bear Lake 

Commuter alerts: www.caltrans8.info.

State Route 330 will close between Sept. 9 and Sept. 20. 

During the full closure, crews will perform rock scaling, 

slope excavations and construct the barriers. 
USE ALTERNATE ROUTES SEPT 9 THROUGH SEPT 20.
GOOGLE HEAVY TRAFFIC - CONSTRUCTION REROUTES: 
USE HWY 18 and 38 FOR BIG BEAR AND BIG BEAR LAKE

Big Bear%20Lake%20at%20sunset%20April%202%2C%202019
Big Bear Lake this week 
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, 
  
 BIG BEAR LAKE TODAY... 

FREE NEWSLETTER WITH LATEST BIG BEAR NEWS




#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.



Start planning your Big Bear Lake Spring trip today at AAA approved Golden Bear Cottages
 AAA approved cabins and  Travel: SUMMER/FALL      

Caltrans future road information: Big Bear Lake 
Commuter alerts: www.caltrans8.info.

GOOGLE HEAVY TRAFFIC - CONSTRUCTION REROUTES: 
USE HWY 18 or 38 FOR BIG BEAR AND BIG BEAR LAKE Sept 9 until Sept 23.


SR 18 [from north San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake 
OPEN, WITH NO RESTRICTIONS ...WHILE DRIVING IN THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST.


SR 38 [from the 10 freeway to Big Bear Lake]
ROAD OPEN, WITH NO RESTRICTIONSTHIS IS THE EASIEST ROAD TO TAKE DURING WEEKENDS...SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS.


SR 18 [from the high desert to Big Bear Lake]
ROAD OPEN, WITH NO RESTRICTIONS... TO THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST.




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....
 
QR%20code%20Big%20Bear%20Lake


Find Big Bear Lake on Facebook
AAA approved cabins in Big Bear Lake
Los latinos, por favor nos gusta en nuestra página Facebook. Necesitamos 100 gustos de los latinos y latinas de este mes. https://www.facebook.com/goldenbearcottages


Multi-Language Vacation Lodging Website
Staff speaks both SPANISH and ENGLISH


Get a Driving Directions and Map to Big Bear Mountain Resorts below
Driving%20directions%20to%20Big%20Bear%20Lake
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 "

Big%20Bear%20bus%20service

BIG BEAR LAKE LOCAL AND REGIONAL BUS SERVICE


@Big_Bear_Resort    http%3A//twitter.com/Big_Bear_Resort%23


AAA approved cabins and Travel's website:
 
Reservation policies for rental cabins in Big Bear Lake are available here, view this link http://goldenbear.net/reservation_policies

Back to Top
Powered and Designed by Alternate Image Web Services