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Bluff Lake Big Bear

Bluff Lake in Big Bear California

Enjoying the natural beauty is one of the things our guests enjoy the most about Big Bear. You’re surrounded by some of the most stunning views you could ever imagine when you’re here. The incredible weather and natural beauty draw thousands of people to Big Bear annually. One of the most significant parts of this nature is Bluff Lake. With more than astounding views, this is one of the travelers’ favorite spots to visit while here.

A True Escape

Most people who travel to Big Bear are aware of Big Bear Lake. Filled with travelers, boaters, and a central attraction of Big Bear, it’s hard to miss. This is especially true during the summer months. That’s what makes Bluff lake so much more special. Bluff lake is 20 acres in size and makes up part of an 80 Acre Reserve. Though it’s a short distance from Big Bear, it’s far enough to feel worlds apart with its pristine lake, meadows, and wildflowers. You’ll experience some of the most stunning natural views.

Outdoor Enthusiasts

For those who love the outdoors, Bluff lake is a perfect place. Birders travel here from many locations because it is a spotting paradise. It is generally open from May until November for guests to enjoy. The area features a 1-mile-long loop that takes you through all the different parts of the lake. Because of the reserve, the diversity of plants and wildlife you’ll find is rare outside remote locations.

Bluff Lake’s History

Big Bear was a central part of the western expansion of Early American settlers. During the Gold Rush of the 1800s, thousands flocked to the western United States and settled in Big Bear. On their way over, they would stop at Bluff Lake. There was also once a YMCA summer camp built by early pioneers in the late 1800s. Stagecoaches and travelers all came by the area to find their new homes. Bluff Lake is also featured in some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies. It was the setting of the 1961 Disney movie “The Parent Trap,” where they filmed many of their summer scenes. It was also the set of the Eddie Murphy film “Dr. Doolittle 2,” where some camp and lake scenes were filmed. Because of the incredible beauty, many car commercials have also been filmed here.

When you stay at one of our Big Bear Cabin rentals, you’ll find yourself surrounded by unbelievable views, activities, and nature like those of Bluff Lake. You’re a short distance from some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll experience. When you want a getaway, no matter the size of your group, you can experience tranquility and restoration that only nature can provide. We also have pet-friendly cabins so you can bring along your favorite travel companions and make your home away from home feel like it. The outdoor activities are endless for those traveling here. The best part is that when you’re finished for the day, you’ll have a place with a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and all the amenities you’ll need to have the perfect stay.