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Real Estate in Fawnskin – FAWN (area) 92333

Fawnskin Area Overview

Fawnskin Sign Big Bear Hollyhocks and Yarrow, Fawnskin real estate.

Hollyhocks and Yarrow welcome you to Fawnskin

Mountains and forest behind and the lake in front of this area set it into a natural backdrop. Mountainous terrain and endless pine trees perfectly accompany the gorgeous views of the lake and the mountains beyond it.

  • Fawnskin real estate often has lake views or lake frontage.
  • Trees throughout, willows, flowers
  • Surrounds tranquil Grout Bay on the lake
  • Views of mountains south of Big Bear, including San Gorgonio peak
  • Homes of all shapes, styles and sizes
  • Natural landscape
  • Quiet
  • Sunshine
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Close off-the-hill access
  • This area includes sub-areas: General Fawnskin, Fawnskin East and Fawnskin West.

Natural Surroundings

Many seasonal streams run either into the lake or into the largest lake tributary, Grout Creek. Because of all the water running from late winter to early summer, many areas grow beautiful willow trees all year, adding to the natural green surroundings of the area. Fawnskin sits on the north shore of the west end of Big Bear Lake, surrounding tranquil Grout Bay. It is by Jeffrey pine forest, with easy access to National Forest land. Several tall peaks serve as the backdrop—Gray’s Peak, Butler Peak and Bertha Peak.

Fawnskin terrain is fairly rugged, with houses built on slopes, accessed by narrow, windy, sometimes steep roads. The area gets lots of winter snow but not as much rain as further east in the Valley. These south-facing slopes collect a good deal of sunshine to melt snow and bring wild flowers. Bald eagles can sometimes be seen hunting along the shoreline or flying to their roosts. The area’s rural nature makes spotting wildlife a regular event.

Home Facts

  • Unique homes—all sizes, styles, shapes, prices, ages
  • Some lakefront; lots of lake views
  • Government lease cabins on the west and east ends
  • Some RV sites
  • Flicker Drive homes have CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions)

Things to Do

    • Fishing—all along the North Shore Drive/Highway 38, between downtown Fawnskin and the dam
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Big Bear has so many sunny days, we have a Solar Observatory here.

  • Discovery Center: information and maps of trails, nature displays, gift shop, snacks, restrooms, meeting rooms—just east of Fawnskin on Highway 38
  • Solar Observatory: New Jersey Institute of Technology–909-866-5791 or www.bbso.njit.edu
  • Butler Peak Fire Lookout
  • Hiking Trails:
    • Alpine Pedal Path—on North Shore Lane—west end of 2.5 mile asphalt path
    • Butler Peak Trail (and road)—off Rim of the World/3N14
    • Cougar Crest Trail—4 miles–off Highway 38 just east of Fawnskin (marked on highway)
    • Gray’s Peak Trail—7 miles round trip–off Highway 38 in Fawnskin West (marked on highway)
    • Hanna Flat Trail—9 miles round trip—off the Gray’s Peak Trail
    • Pacific Crest Trail—accessible at the top of Cougar Crest Trail
    • Woodland Trail—1.5 mile loop–off Highway 38 two miles east of Fawnskin (marked on highway)
    • Grout Bay Bike Trail—up 3N14 toward Hanna Flat
  • Picnic Spots:
    • Dana Park (county)—off Highway 38 east of downtown (lake view and lake access)
    • Grout Bay—off Highway 38 in Fawnskin West (marked on highway) (lakeside)
    • Juniper Point—off Highway 38 two miles east of Fawnskin (marked on highway) (lakeside)
    • Meadow’s Edge—on North Shore Lane (lakeside and lake access)
  • Marinas:
    • Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina
    • North Shore Landing
    • Duane Boyer West Boat Launch Ramp
    • Carol Morrison East Boat Launch Ramp
  • Campgrounds:
    • U.S. Forest Service: 877-444-6777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              877-444-6777      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              877-444-6777      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or www.recreation.gov
    • Serrano Campgrounds—on North Shore Lane
    • Hanna Flats Campgrounds—on Rim of the World/3N14
    • Lighthouse Resort and Marina—on North Shore Lane
  • Parks:
    • Dana Park (county)—picnic tables, lake view and lake access
    • Miller Park (county)—old school house (rentable for events), playground, basketball, tennis court, picnic area

Historical Tidbits

Fawnskin was the first area settled in the valley because the road up the mountain led here.

Utilities

  • Electricity:
    • Bear Valley Electric
    • 42020 Garstin Dr
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4678
    • www.bves.com
  • Gas:
    • Southwest Gas Corporation
    • 40844 Big Bear Boulevard
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4656
    • www.swgas.com
  • Some homes have propane:
    • Ferrellgas (propane)
    • 42110 Big Bear Boulevard
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4605
    • www.ferrellgas.com
  • or
    • Thomas Gas (propane)
    • 42100 Big Bear Road
    • PO Box 2848
    • Big Bear, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-3513
    • www.thomasgas.com
  • Water:
  • Some homes are on private wells
  • 30 homes are served by a private water company: North Shore Water Co.
  • Telephone:
    • Verizon Communications
    • (800) 837-4966
    • www.verizon.com
  • Trash:
    • Big Bear Disposal
    • 909-866-3942
    • or County Transfer Station (residents receive County Disposal Use Permit)

Schools

  • North Shore Elementary School
  • (Grades K-6)
  • 765 N. Stanfield Cutoff / PO Box 1887
  • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • TEL: (909) 866-7501
  • www.bigbear.k12.ca.us
  • Big Bear High School
  • (Grades 9-12 )
  • 351 Maple Lane / PO Box 1708
  • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • TEL: (909) 585-6892
  • www.bigbear.k12.ca.us/bbhs
  • Chautauqua High School (Continuation)
  • (Grades 9-12)
  • 525 Maple Lane / PO Box 1815
  • Sugarloaf, CA / Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • TEL: (909) 585-2521
  • www.bigbear.k12.ca.us/cths

Etcetera

The two-lane highway has few pull-outs or passing areas, so it can get blocked or congested on occasion, but it’s rare.  The roads are somewhat illogically laid out, so it might be good to take a map on the back roads if you do not have a navigational system.

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