Welcome to Lake Arrowhead
Popular mountain resort town located along the Rim of the World Drive (SR-18).
The many recreational opportunities here included camping, mountain biking trails, skiing, water ski, snowboard park,
stream and lake fishing, ice skating, horseback rides, hang gliding or parasailing. Additionally you are up close to the natural wildlife and flora of the San Bernardino National Forest.
The San Bernardino Mountains accumulate close to 120 inches of snow every season. Most resorts are augmented with 100% snowmaking capabilities. There are many opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, family funzones, skate parks, scenic trails and much more. You can find lesson programs for all levels of skill. Elevations range betweeen 6750 to 9000 feet. Winter temperatures usually range from daytime low 40s to nighttime mid 20s.
Crestline North Shore Inn
Mountain Vacation Retreat
24202 Lake Drive, Crestline, CA 92325;
Location: Near Lake Arrowhead and Snow Valley Ski Resort;
Only 6 Miles to Lake Arrowhead attractions. Property offers special discount on family activities. All rooms have lake views with stone fireplaces in some rooms. Our suite includes a living room and a complete kitchen. We feature full baths private balconies and mountain views a combination that make the North Shore Inn absolutely perfect for romantic get-a-ways.
Inland Empire Vacation Inn
Crestline Cabins & Motel
24033 Lake Drive, Crestline, CA 92325;
Location: Six miles west of Lake Arrowhead;
Just a minute walk to Lake Gregory beach and boathouse, we have great rooms and offer complimentary wireless internet, fireplaces, Flat Screen TVs, BBQs, a Pool and Hot Tub, Free movie rentals, Plenty of Boat/RV parking, AC, in-room phones and much more We cater to families with children and people wanting rest and relaxation.
Inland Empire Motel
Lake Arrowhead Resort Hotel
27984 Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352;
With the look of a traditional mountain lodge this California property boasts stone chimneys A-frame architecture and interior wood accents. Bin 189 offers an extensive wine list and serves breakfasts lunches and dinners daily. Breakfast goods pastries and gourmet coffee blends are featured at Mountain Aromas the propertys retail shop. Conference rooms a business center and complimentary wireless Internet access are provided.
Inland Empire Resort Hotels
North Bay Resort Hotel
Lake Arrowhead Retreat
27400 Sugarpine Drive, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352;
Veiled by a serene collection of pine & dogwood trees, North Bay Resort offers an idyllic mountain retreat. This professionally managed resort offers the amenities and comforts of home to discerning travelers. All the while, the resort presents the visitor with a rustic, mountainous encounter.
Lake Arrowhead Lakeview Lodge
A cozy 9 bedroom Victorian Inn within walking distance to the lake, shopping, fine restaurants and attractions. Every guestroom has private bath, luxurious bedding, tv and vcr with complimentary videos from our lobby video library.
Lake Arrowhead Chalets
Nestled in the forest of the San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead Chalets is close to shopping and cinema. There is also access to a beach area and boat docks. Fourteen miles from Snow Valley and twenty-six miles to Big Bear Lake and additional skiing.
Big Bear Snowlake Lodge
Snow Lake Lodge is located in the Southern California mountains, next to Big Bear lake. Guests enjoy the beauty and splendor of majestic mountain views and clear lake waters.
Rim of the World Drive - SR-18
SR-18 is one of the best scenic drives in Southern California. It is named
Rim of the World Drive because it follows a long high, west-east mountain ridgetop for nearly 50 miles.
To the south are views of the San Bernardino and to the north is the Mojave Desert. On a clear day you can see
for over one hundred miles. The highway runs between the 4000 and 8000 foot elevation levels through a heavily
wooded area of the San Bernardino National Forest. There are several lookout vistas
and forest trailheads along the way.
- Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout Tower - Follow Bear Springs Rd turnoff from SR-18, just west of SR-173 junction.
Tour San Bernardino Forest
Explore over 500 miles of trails that include fresh pine forest, scenic mountain meadows and seasonal desert wildflowers.
This is a unique region shared by desert cactus and snow-peaked mountains.
And the big bodies of water, like Big Bear Lake, that serve as a recreational oasis for parched and thirsty southern Californians.
MSAS Astronomy Village
Located adjacent to Rim of the World High School;
2001 Observatory Way, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352; (909) 336-1699;
Open Daily 10-4pm; Stargazing Saturday Evenings;
Founded in 1989 - The Mountain Skies Astronomical Society operates the
Robert Brownlee observatory at over 5000 feet above the
city lights and smog in a beautiful mountaintop setting. The observatory features a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
telescope with electronic goto system.
Call for info on stargazing programs.
Blue Jay Jazz Festival - July
Lake Arrowhead Village, July Thursdays; (909) 337-2681;
Arrowhead Arts Association has presented this live entertainment event on summer weekends annually since 1991.
Live Concert on Thursday evenings start at 6PM. Festival seating with picnic dining.
Lake Arrowhead Summer Festival - AUG
Every Saturday Night at Santa's Village from Mid-July to Labor Day / Shows start at 6:30 PM;
This annual event (since 2002) lets you dance in the moon light to big name entertainment at Santa's Village.
Big Bear Area Ski Resorts
Get uptodate local snow reports and ski information on the following major winter resorts
in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Ski Big Bear Mountain Park
- The only full service mountain resort in the world devoted almost entirely to freestyle terrain.
Ski Mountain Home
- The terrain will be mostly intermediate and there will be a small assortment of jumps, rails and fun boxes including some of the newest features like The Toolbox.
Ski Mount Baldy
- Mt Baldy is the Largest and Steepest Resort in Southern California. 26 Runs spanning 3 Mountains covering 800 Acres with 2,100 Vertical Feet.
Ski Snow Summit
- Southern California's premier resort for traditional skiers, snowboarders and families with children.
Ski Snow Valley
- Snow Valley has 35 different ski trails and the longest run is 1.25 miles long.
- Ski Sunrise is one of the West's only upside down ski areas.
San Bernardino Forest
Wilderness area located north and east of the Inland Empire.
Wilderness area located south and west of the Inland Empire.
Big Bear Lake
40625 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, 92315
909-878-2695; Center Website;
Location: SR-18 - Southshore Drive;
The Bowling Barn offers year-round entertainment with 16 bowling lanes open to the public daily. Bumper bowling for the youngsters and glow bowling every night.
Inland Empire Bowling
Big Bear Discovery Center
National Forest Association
40971 North Shore Drive (SR-38), Fawnskin CA 92333;
Open Thu-Mon : 8:30AM-4:30PM;
Visitors Center that provides information about recreational opportunities in the Big Bear Mountains, including Adventure Passes, hiking, biking, camping, ORV Trails, and environmental eduction for school and scout groups.
Lake Arrowhead Scout Camps [LAAC]
Forest Lawn Scout Reservation - FLSR
Wilderness Scout Camps
Location: 3 miles east of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National Forest;
FLSR is a group of Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident Summer Camps:
- Circle X Ranch at Big Horn is a Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp, opened in 1952 as Camp Big Horn.
They offer a wide range of Merit Badges and activities. Areas include Ecology/Conservation, Handicrafts, Swimming, Scout Craft, Path finding (First Year Camper Program),
Horsemanship, C.O.P.E., Climbing, John Wayne Outpost, Loggers Jamboree outpost, Archery, Shotgun Shooting, and Riffle Shooting to name a few.
This facility also operates winter camps and Mountain Man Thunder in November.
- Camp Pepperdine became a Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp in 2007; it was formerly a primitive camping facility that opened in 1960.
- Camp Pitchess (Now Closed) formerly Camp Cedar, opened in 1953 as a Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp;
it burned in the Waterman Canyon Wildfire, October 2003.
- Camp Pollock - adjacent to what was once Camp Pitchess is a year-round training center with an indoor climbing wall and cabins.
- John Wayne Outpost - is a wilderness camping area that opened in 1979.
- Northrop Family Camp - opened in 1955 is now a staff housing area.
Inland Empire Boy Scouts
Outdoor Recreational Adventure Activities for Youth:
Big Bear Lake Chateau
Best Western Vacation Resort
Centrally located between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, this mountain vacation getaway includes an award-winning restaurant and lounge. All 80 non-smoking rooms offer fireplaces, pillow top beds, oversized bathrooms and Jacuzzis.
Lake Arrowhead Civic Groups: