Big Bear Discovery Center

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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

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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