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Shay Meadow Area Overview

At the eastern end of the Big Bear City area, Shay Meadow bends around Highway 38 where it turns to head down to Redlands. Many of the homes overlook the meadow, the forested hillside or Baldwin Lake and some have acreage and horse property.

  • Rural atmosphere
  • Wide open views to the north and east
  • Large yards, treed on the south end of the area
  • Some small ranches/horse properties
  • More rain, less snow
  • Meadow and (dry) lake overlooks give wildlife views

Natural Surroundings

With clear views of the large meadowland to the east, the forested hillside to the southeast and the usually dry Baldwin Lake, there is ample opportunity for wildlife viewing throughout this area. Besides the usual coyotes and smaller mammals—squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, etc.—there is a small group of burros and occasionally deer who hang out here.

Though the valley has less and smaller trees toward the east, the south end of the area has lots of trees, including live oak, pinion pine, juniper and some Jeffrey pine. The meadow and area surrounding the lake bed are beautiful arenas for many types of wildflowers in the spring and early summer.

Home Facts

  • All size homes, primarily older medium to large. Some very large homes. Small ranches/horse property.

Things to Do

  • Horseback riding
  • Back entrance into Big Bear Parks & Rec Sports Camp
  • Natural Heritage Foundation conservation area (at northeast end)
  • Hiking Trails:
    • Wildhorse Mountain Trail – just past State Lane off Highway 38
    • Sugarloaf National Recreation Trail – right at Hatchery Rd. off Highway 38

Historical Tidbits

  • The Natural Heritage Foundation set aside endangered plant habitats at the east end of Shay Meadow and into Baldwin Lake

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
  • Individual propane tanks
    • 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.co

 

  • Water, Trash, Sewer:
    • Big Bear City Community Services District
    • 139 East Big Bear Boulevard / P.O. Box 558
    • Big Bear City, CA 92314
    • 909-585-2565
    • www.bbccsd.org

 

  • Telephone:
    • Verizon Communications
    • (800) 837-4966
    • www.verizon.com

Schools

  • Baldwin Lane Elementary School
  • (Grades K-6 )
  • 44500 Baldwin Lane / PO Box 1868
  • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • TEL: (909) 585-7766
  • 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
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