Forest Information

NOTICE TO VISITORS:  Starting November 11, 2019, the Big Bear Discovery Center will be temporarily closed for renovations.  We expect to be back open in the Fall of 2020.  For more information please click here.

The Big Bear Valley offers a wide range of outdoor activities for both beginner and experienced enthusiasts. Visit Big Bear to experience the natural beauty of pristine alpine lake surrounded by pine forest and clear blue skies. Outdoor activities include fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, birding and so much more to inspire your passion for the outdoors.

40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Phone: (909) 382-2790

Let our naturalists and Information Specialists help you plan your next adventure. We can help with:

Naturalist Led Eco-Tours | Adventure Passes | Hiking & Biking Maps | Camping Information | Maps of Forest Roads & Off-highway Vehicle Adventures | Forest Service Permits | Interpretive Programs | Environmental Education for School & Scout Groups

Hours of Operation:

Thursday – Monday | 9 am – 4 pm

Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays

The Big Bear Discovery Center is co-managed by the non-profit Southern California Mountains Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. Entrance is free and the facility is pet friendly.

Donate Now to Support the Big Bear Discovery Center

Your donation will help protect Public Lands for everyone, now and for the future.

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