Big Bear Lake Discovery Center

More than 250,000 annual visitors stop in at the Big Bear Lake Discovery Center located on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, just three miles east of Fawnskin, ... Read More »

Live Theatre in Big Bear Lake Village

The 2012 Big Bear Summer Theater Festival will open with “Clarence Darrow,” an in-depth look at the life and time of America’s most famous lawyer, at 7 p.m. on ... Read More »

Historic Holcomb Valley

After you have caught your limit of fish and taken advantage of the many recreational facilities in the immense area of Big Bear Valley, take a trip into the ... Read More »

Holcomb Valley at Big Bear Lake

Just north of Big Bear Lake lies a fascinating historical area called Holcomb Valley. It was here, in 1859, that Bill Holcomb discovered what was to become the ... Read More »

History of Bear Valley Part 2

Caption says "Ancient Resident of Big Bear Lake" Gold Mining History Part 1 Gold Mining in Big Bear CA The first time we visited the valley I killed two bear ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Holcomb at Starvation Flat When Dan (Don) Benito Wilson discovered the Valley and its grizzlies back in 1845, his party remained only long enough on its way ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Stebbins’ Gold Hunt in Van Deusen Soon after opening camp in the early twenties a man by the name of Stebbins rented a room from me and said he might stay a ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

B.G. Holmes These pages are written in the belief that few now are living who have known of these events, or at least remembered the incidents, happening ... Read More »

Hiking Holcomb Valley

Saturday was beautiful. The temperatures were in the mid-fifties and the sky was a deep bright blue. We wanted to go out and take some pictures so we thought we ... Read More »

4×4 Big Bear

  My last post was about going off-road in winter conditions. I didn’t mention that you needed a 4x4 because it seemed obvious.   After posting the ... Read More »