• Both public launch ramps are now closed for the season. Check back for updates and info on which ramp will be opening April 1, 2019.


    Big Bear Lake Fish Hatchery MND is open for public comment November 8 – December 7, 2018


    We are now accepting applications for Lake Operations Supervisor OPEN: 12/5/2018 until filled

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Low Lake Level Boat Launch Ramp Information

Attention All Boaters:

As the boating season progresses, water level in the Lake is dropping mainly due to evaporation. While the MWD’s West Ramp has deep enough water to accommodate any size vessel throughout the end of the season, the east end of the lake with shallower water has experienced changing conditions. ....Read More

Boating During Low Lake Level Conditions

With the low water levels, rocks and other hard surfaces are closer to the surface, making many places in the lake hazardous for boating and public safety. While some hazards are marked, it is not possible to mark every hazard. Please exercise extreme caution while boating on the lake to prevent injury and damage to your watercraft. The MWD recommends staying at least 100 yards from shore while operating on the lake.

“Attention Carp Hunters”

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!

Replenish Big Bear

Each year, millions of gallons of our local water is pumped out of the Valley as treated wastewater to irrigate crops in Lucerne Valley. Replenish Big Bear is working to change that by capturing our lost water and putting it to use across the Valley, replenishing lake levels and securing our water future. For more information about this project ,please visit . Replenish Big Bear

Give a screech, don’t pollute the beach!

Many conscience folks cut the rings from their six-packs so the plastic will not get caught around necks of sea turtles if the trash makes it out to sea. Read More...

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.