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Fawnskin Area Overview

The awesome mountainous terrain and seemingly endless trees, mostly Jeffrey pine, define the gorgeous setting of this quiet, rural town.

  • Trees, trees, trees
  • Lake front and lake views
  • Views of mountains south of Big Bear, including San Gorgonio peak
  • Unique homes of all shapes, styles and sizes interspersed throughout the town
  • Rural
  • Natural setting
  • Friendly; monthly homeowners association potlucks
  • Close off-the-hill access
  • Residents are proud of living in Fawnskin
  • Town has honorary mayor elected through fundraising for good causes

Natural Surroundings

On the north side of Big Bear Lake, Fawnskin radiates from tranquil Grout Bay. It is nestled into a canyon and surrounded 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. The nearby lake is fairly shallow across the east and central areas, but turns deeper as you head west toward the dam. Grout Creek, beside the post office and its tributary, Deer Creek, are major, seasonal tributaries to the lake, but several other unnamed streams run seasonally through the area. Fawnskin runs from the Big Bear dam on the western end to Stanfield Cutoff on the east.

The majority of the terrain throughout Fawnskin is mountain rugged, with houses built on cliffs and many narrow, windy, sometimes steep roads. The snow can be intense in heavy winters, but the beautiful sun on these south facing slopes melts it in record time. Bald eagles have chosen to make this area one of their key habitats and the rural nature makes spotting wildlife a regular event.

Fawnskin Home Facts

Fawnskin Real Estate, Big Bear

One of the unique lakefront homes in Fawnskin

  • Unique Fawnskin real estate  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

Fawnskin Activities

  • Fishing—all along the North Shore Drive/Highway 38, between downtown Fawnskin and the dam
  • 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 Big Bear Solar Observatory
  • 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), lake access

    Wouldn’t it be awesome to have some lunch here?

  • 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 or
    • 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

The old Fawnskin post office still stands along the main highway, but it now functions as a home.  In 1916, Clinton E. Miller and William Cline purchased 700 acres around Grout Bay and started development of Fawnskin.  The town was originally called Grout, but the name was quickly changed.  Click here for more info about Fawnskin.

Fawnskin Utilities

  • Water: Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power
    • 41972 Garstin Dr. / P.O. Box 10000
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • 909-866-5050
    • Some homes are on private wells
    • 30 homes are served by a private water company: North Shore Water Co.

Fawnskin Schools

  • Big Bear Middle School
    • (Grades 7-8 )
    • 41275 Big Bear Blvd. / PO Box 1607
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 866-4634
  • Big Bear High School
    • (Grades 9-12 )
    • 351 Maple Lane / PO Box 1708
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-6892
  • Chautauqua High School (Continuation)
    • (Grades 9-12)
    • 525 Maple Lane / PO Box 1815
    • Sugarloaf, CA / Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-2521


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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