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Fawnskin West – FSW

  • Lake access
  • Fishing/boating
  • Forest Background
  • Off-hill access
  • Sunny

Area Overview

This entrance to the north shore of the lake stretches from the dam to the Fawnskin post office and has the feel of a small lakeside community—lots of lake access, docks, fishing, boat ramps and pull-offs beside the highway to enjoy it all.

  • Lake front, docks and lake views
  • Natural setting with forest backdrop
  • Views of weather coming in over the dam
  • Deepest end of the lake
  • Close off-the-hill access
  • Roads plowed early
  • Natural Surroundings

The long lake shoreline fronting this area of Fawnskin really defines it. Across the highway, steep mountain slopes mark the back side of the homes. This deepest end of the lake near the dam has lots of fish and also fish-hunting birds, such as herons, egrets and other shore birds, osprey and bald eagles. The eagles utilize this area some for hunting but more for roosting sites.

The back slopes are covered with Jeffrey pine and other trees, as well as wildflowers and shrubs, offering both habitat and food for squirrels, coyotes, sometimes deer and bobcats, as well as many common mountain birds—chickadees, sparrows, finches, nuthatches, jays, hawks, flickers, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds.

Home Facts

  • Lakefront, lake views
  • Government lease cabins on the west end

Things to Do

  • Fishing—all along the North Shore Drive/Highway 38, between downtown Fawnskin and the dam
  • Hiking Trails:
    • Gray’s Peak Trail—7 miles round trip–off Highway 38 in Fawnskin West (marked on highway)
  • Marinas:
    • North Shore Landing—rentals: boats,
    • Duane Boyer West Boat Launch Ramp
  • Parks/Picnic Spots:
    • Grout Bay—off Highway 38 in Fawnskin West (marked on highway) (lakeside, lake access)

Historical Tidbits

The original Big Bear dam was built in 1885. The current dam, which made the lake bigger, was built in 1912.


  • Propane: Ferrellgas
    • 42110 Big Bear Boulevard
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4605
  • Propane: Thomas Gas
    • 42100 Big Bear Road
    • PO Box 2848
    • Big Bear, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-3513


  • 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.

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