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Snow has covered Big Bear, creating the perfect winter wonderland. Visitors from all over Southern California come up to the mountains to take advantage the various recreation activities; snowy hikes, skiing and boarding, sledding, and snowshoeing of course!
The Big Bear Discovery Center is your gateway to adventure and discovery in the San Bernardino National Forest. Visit the Discovery Center to get forest information, passes, and permits. While here, walk around to view displays, stop at the naturalist desk and have your nature questions answered, or join in on one of the weekend programs. The Discovery Center offers year-round activities for all ages.
The winter brings some of our favorite visitors to the forest- bald eagles! Volunteer to help the USFS count the bald eagles wintering on the San Bernardino National Forest. All volunteer eagle counts meet at the Discovery Center between 8-8:30am. Please dress warm and bring your own…
- Nov 11 '16
The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) welcomes you to its new website. We are proud to introduce an updated look, enhanced technology, and mobile-friendly design. This update represents our efforts to outwardly reflect our internal commitment to the current needs of the not just the land, but also the people who love and support it.
SCMF understands that as time and technology move forward so must its resources. Users are more mobile than ever and our devices connect us to the things we care about. Trail visitors often plan their outdoor adventures using our online maps. Music in the Mountains concert attendees visit our online calendar to track the return of their favorite acts to the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. Families depend on our site as part of vacation planning; including finding links to our valued recreation and tourism partners.
Visitors to the new site will also find a more…