Big Bear Lake is
located in California.

Just a short 2 hour drive from Los Angeles California, Big Bear Lake is a beautiful man-made reservoir in the San Bernardino Mountain and is surrounded by towering peaks and lined by Ponderosa pine forests. At just eight miles long and approx one mile across at its widest point, it has 23 miles of shoreline and is a popular year-round playground for boating and water-sports enthusiasts.

 

The History of Big Bear Lake.

Modern Big Bear history begins in 1845 as Benjamin Davis Wilson rode into the Yuhaviat Valley with a posse of 20 men. They were searching for outlaws who had been raiding their ranches in Riverside and as they entered this remote region, they found it was teeming with Grizzly Bears.
In 1869, a hunter named William Holcomb discovered gold in the backcountry of Big Bear after tracking an animal’s blood trail to Creek, he found it sparkling with little gold flakes. Word soon spread, the area became populated with prospectors and Southern California's gold rush began!
Because of marshy meadowlands in the center of the valley, a dam was constructed in 1884 forming a man-made reservoir for irrigating citrus crops in Redlands. In 1912 a larger dam was built to increase the water capacity of what would become known as Big Bear Lake.

Discover Boats for Sale in Big Bear Lake

As a popular boat marketplace around Big Bear Lake, we
have something for everyone!

1996 Nordic Rush 26
1996 Nordic Rush 26
$37,800
Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Length26'
  • Width0'
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2010 Macgregor 26m Sl
2010 Macgregor 26m Sl
$18,995
Big Bear City, CA
  • Length26'
  • Width7'
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2001 Correct Craft Air Nautique 196 Open Bow
2001 Correct Craft Air Nautique 196 Open Bow
$16,995
Lake Arrowhead, CA
  • Length19'
  • Width0'
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2021 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV
2021 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV
$137,999
Beaumont, CA
  • Length23'
  • Width8'
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2021 Bayliner 160
2021 Bayliner 160
$19,849
Apple Valley, CA
  • Length16'
  • Width0'
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2021 Bayliner 160
2021 Bayliner 160
$22,600
Apple Valley, CA
  • Length16'
  • Width0'
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1945 Chris Craft Sportsman 18
1945 Chris Craft Sportsman 18
$9,500
San Bernardino, CA
  • Length18'
  • Width0'
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1999 Rinker Fiesta Vee 270
1999 Rinker Fiesta Vee 270
$35,000
Moreno Valley, CA
  • Length27'
  • Width0'
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2014 Centurion Enzo Fx44
2014 Centurion Enzo Fx44
$80,000
Nuevo, CA
  • Length24'
  • Width0'
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2019 Sea Doo Spark 3UP
2019 Sea Doo Spark 3UP
$9,000
Bloomington, CA
  • Length120'
  • Width0'
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1999 Supra Competition
1999 Supra Competition
$18,000
Victorville, CA
  • Length20'
  • Width0'
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2006 Seaswirl 236 Deck
2006 Seaswirl 236 Deck
$28,490
San Jacinto, CA
  • Length23'
  • Width8'
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2015 Tahoe Q7i
2015 Tahoe Q7i
$33,350
Jurupa Valley, CA
  • Length22'
  • Width0'
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2001 Bluewater Falcon 17
2001 Bluewater Falcon 17
$9,650
Phelan, CA
  • Length17'
  • Width0'
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2016 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
2016 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
$89,999
Menifee, CA
  • Length24'
  • Width0'
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2006 Four Winns Vista 248
2006 Four Winns Vista 248
$25,800
Menifee, CA
  • Length25'
  • Width8'
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1995 Bayliner 2855 Ciera
1995 Bayliner 2855 Ciera
$24,900
Pinon Hills, CA
  • Length30'
  • Width9'
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2008 Chaparral Signature 27'
2008 Chaparral Signature 27'
$57,995
Upland, CA
  • Length27'
  • Width0'
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2010 Bayliner 255s
2010 Bayliner 255s
$45,000
Pomona, CA
  • Length25'
  • Width8'
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