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IMPORTANT UPDATE:
  • West ramp closed for the season. East ramp open daily 7am-3pm until December 1.

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Lake Winterization Begins

Beginning the first week of October, the District starts preparing the Lake for winter. October 6 the West Public Launch ramp is closed and shuttered for the season to reopen next summer. Also during that first week, the 5mph buoys and SS Reliefs (floating lake restrooms) are removed from the water and stored. Winterization work continues and by months end all hazard buoys will be removed from the Lake. Any boaters on the Lake at that time should take extra caution of unmarked hazards.

By the end of October, one courtesy dock and the fishing dock will be removed from the East Public Launch Ramp and stored, leaving only one courtesy dock for launching and removal of boats. Beginning October 6, the East Public launch ramp will remain open but with the modified late season schedule; 7am – 3pm daily until December 1.

Night Fishing Info

Big Bear Lake offers a unique experience for locals and tourists to fish at night. Recently, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has received several reports of bright lights being used on the North shoreline that shine across the Lake into the windows of homes located on the South shore. Please use common courtesy when fishing at night. Halogen lights, vehicle headlights and the use of generators with exterior lighting fixtures create a general nuisance. The use of Coleman-style lanterns and flashlights are recommended for night fishing. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station thanks the fishing community for its cooperation and wishes you tight lines!

Photo Contest Winners

Photographers - the results are in! The photo contest for 2014 has ended and you can see the Grand Prize Winner HERE, as well as see more of the entries and winners.

Big Bear Municipal Water District

  • The Big Bear Municipal Water District is an independent special district governed by a five-member board of directors elected by geographic division.

    The MWD is responsible for the overall management of Big Bear Lake, Southern California’s premier recreational Lake.The primary goal of the MWD is the stabilization of Big Bear Lake at as constant a water level as possible, given the availability of water and financing. A more constant lake level increases recreational opportunities, stabilizes property values, improves water quality, aesthetic benefits and supports a healthier fish and wildlife environment.