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  • We have a ramp closure update - See Hot Topics below to read more...

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The East Ramp is now closed for the season to trailered boat launching. The West Ramp is open daily 7am-3pm until November 30 for boat launching. The East Ramp OFFICE will be open and staff available daily 7am-3pm through Nov 2. The WEST public launch ramp will remain open under late season hours of 7am-3pm daily. The WEST ramp will remain open until November 30, 2015.

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.

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!

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.