Big Bear Lake is not just a winter wonderland. One of our favorite times of year here is the spring, when the weather warms, the crowds thin, and the flowers burst forth from the forest floor and mountain meadows. As the ice thaws on the lake and the snow clears from the hiking and biking trails, there is a sense of magic as nature’s beauty unfolds before your very eyes. Come see all the lake has to offer!
As the largest recreational lake in southern California, Big Bear boasts plenty more to do than skiing and snowboarding (though forgive us if we think the winter sports here are some of the best around). Beginning in March as the lake thaws, all six of the lake’s marinas are open for business with rentals from pontoons and powerboats to kayaks and fishing boats. Whatever your pleasure, these marinas have you covered with fishing gear, water skiing accessories, and all your supplies required for a day of fun on the water. If fishing is your sport, try your luck at the Big Bear Spring Fishing Festival, April 6-8, and go for the record as you fish for trout, bass, catfish, and carp. Discount tickets are available for those who booked accommodations in Big Bear.
The Cave, Big Bear’s state-of-the-art concert and comedy venue, is THE location for live music with amazing light shows and an amazing sound system. The spring season is highlighted by a parade of performers some of the best tribute bands playing today. Jam to the sounds of Led Zeppelin’s biggest fans (April 3), rock to the heavy metal symphonies of Masters of Puppets’ covers of Metallica (May 25), or strut your stuff to the funky beats of Uptown Funk and their pitch perfect tribute to Bruno Mars (June 9). Check out the full calendar here, and get your fill of music from Johnny Cash to Fleetwood Mac!
Come to Big Bear to get away from it all and lose yourself in nature. Whether you are exploring our hundreds of miles of bike trails and hiking paths or strolling the colorful stands of the Tuesday Farmer’s Markets (open every Tuesday, beginning April 3), the area’s beautiful and accessible natural wilderness is never easier to experience than in spring time. Fewer people mean less congestion on the trails, so grab your binoculars and help the USFS count the bald eagles that nest here in the winter, or just enjoy the peaceful seclusion of this gorgeous alpine lake.
We absolutely love Big Bear year round, but we hope you will explore all the area has to offer even after the snows melt. Beautiful spring days and cool evenings are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or a family retreat, and there are plenty of activities for all ages and interests. Whether you spend your time fishing and boating on beautiful Big Bear Lake or exploring the blossoming forests, we know you will love it here just as much as we do. Visit us and reserve your lakeside cabin today!