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Area Overview

The east end of Fawnskin runs mainly along the scenic highway, sandwiched between the lake and the national forest. The forest fun just to the east seems to add to the natural feel here.

  • Access to lake and forest
  • Lake front, lake views, mountain views
  • Mostly flat
  • Open, uncongested
  • Quiet
  • Lots of sunshine
  • Unusual wildlife sightings
  • Natural Surroundings

Big Bear Lake highlights this area, either in the back yard or out the front window. Sunshine and trees are a big part of the landscape. With relatively flat terrain and nearby access to the lake, residents often spot unusual wildlife wandering through the area—besides the usual and common coyotes, rabbits, squirrels and many types of birds (including shoreline species and magnificent bald eagles), deer, bears, mountain lions and bobcats (or their footprints) have been spotted here. Lots of streams run through the area in springtime, bringing wildflowers in their wake.

This area is the entryway to the center for forest activities in the valley. It provides easy access to hiking trails of every ability, lake shore, camping, bike path, picnic areas, Solar Observatory and Discovery Center.

Home Facts

  • Mostly built in the 60’s or more recently
  • Many lakefront; most have lake views
  • Government lease cabins at the east end
  • Some RV sites
  • Flicker Drive homes have CC&Rs

Things to Do

  • 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
  • Hiking Trails
    • Alpine Pedal Path—on North Shore Lane—west end of 2.5 mile asphalt path
    • Cougar Crest Trail—4 miles–off Highway 38 just east of Fawnskin (marked on highway)
    • 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)
  • Marinas
    • Carol Morrison East Boat Launch Ramp
  • Campgrounds
    • U.S. Forest Service: 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov
    • Serrano Campgrounds—on North Shore Lane
    • Lighthouse Resort and Marina—on North Shore Lane
  • Parks/Picnic Spots
    • Juniper Point—off Highway 38 two miles east of Fawnskin (lakeside)
    • Meadow’s Edge—on North Shore Lane (lakeside and lake access)

Historical Tidbits

  • Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart both owned homes in Fawnskin East, with servants’ quarters to accommodate the caravan of people they brought up the mountain with them when they came. Both homes are still there and in use.
  • A sawmill set up at Moon Camp (on the east side of today’s Fawnskin) made lumber for many Fawnskin structures.

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

 

  • Thomas Gas (propane)
    • 42100 Big Bear Road
    • PO Box 2848
    • Big Bear, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-3513
    • www.thomasgas.com

 

  • Water
    • Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power
    • 41972 Garstin Dr. / P.O. Box 10000
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • 909-866-5050
    • www.citybigbearlake.com/cityGovt/dwp
    • Some homes are on private wells

 

 

 

  • Trash
    • Big Bear Disposal
      • 909-866-3942
    • 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.

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