Big Bear Discovery Center


The Big Bear Discovery Center is on the north side of Big Bear Lake and is a great place to stop and view informative displays, get questions answered, buy passes, use the restroom, etc.  And kids love to get their picture taken with the bear statue.

Links:   BBDC     previous related post

Butler Peak Fire Lookout


The road to the Butler Peak Fire Lookout (north of Big Bear Lake) reopened to the public in July 2016 after being closed for 9 years.  Sitting at 8,535 feet atop a tangle of rocks, the lookout offers a commanding 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains.  Fire Lookout Host volunteers James and Mark gave us a great overview of its history and function.  Check with the Big Bear Discovery Center to make sure it’s open before you go.

Links:   Fire Lookout Host Program