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Originally named Little Bear Lake, the community of Lake Arrowhead is very popular SoCal mountain lake resort area & relatively close to the urban tribes below, which makes for an ideal quick weekend get-away. While the prices of a deluxe rental cabin may astound you, try paying the fire insurance on such a luxury location in this vulnerable wildfire region. Overnight accommodations & camping are plentiful in this alpine village. Nearby Big Bear Lake is a more popular destination for tourists; Arrowhead is more residential and low key.

lake arrowhead, California

elevation: 5108'
population: 10,695
zip code: 92352


pine lake with residential neighborhoods surrounding it

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Lake Arrowhead

San Bernardino County
West of Big Bear
on Hwy 189, off Hwy 18


Lake Arrowhead



  • backpacking
  • back roads
  • camping
  • hiking
  • horse rentals
  • hot springs
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • canoeing
  • boating
  • Deep Creek Hot Springs
  • Cleghorn Ridge 4x4 Trail 2N47
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • San Bernardino National Forest
  • Silverwood Lake SRA
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Green Valley Lake
  • Lake Gregory
  • San Gorgonio Wilderness
  • description:
    Developed lake resort mountain town with shopping center, condos, restaurants & one public boat launch. Many residential areas surround lake. Deep Creek is a popular destination nearby w/ 4x4 routes, plus a hike-in hot springs in a remote canyon.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Big Bear Lake
    Running Springs
    Twin Peaks
    Green Valley Lake

    Deep Creek Arrowhead

    Heaps Arboretum Walk

    Road Closed to 2WD

    Toad at Deep Creek
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