COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Because of its central location in Southern California , day trips as well as overnight stays are easily accessible. There are enough attractions to keep you busy.

No matter how you wish to spend your vacation, on the go or relax in the peace and quiet of our main attraction - the National Forest - Lake Arrowhead is ideal for everyone. The following is a list of our attractions.

Experience What Lake Arrowhead Has to Offer!

Lake Arrowhead History

 

The history of Lake Arrowhead begins in December of 1890 when the Arrowhead Reservoir Company (ARCo) was incorporated in the state of Kentucky. San Bernardino City Engineer, A.H. Koebig had a plan to capture the immense water shed of the west-end San Bernardino Mountains, and provide it to the valley to the south. He traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of funding and there he found a group of businessmen that financed the ARCo. Major players were James Gamble (of the Proctor and Gamble Soap Co.) and James Edmund Mooney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When James Mooney died in 1919 the holdings of the Arrowhead Reservoir and Power Company (name changed in 1905) were purchased by a group of nine Los Angeles millionaires. They formed the Arrowhead Lake Company, razed the Little Bear Resort, re-named the lake Lake Arrowhead and constructed the Old Lake Arrowhead Village. The current Lake Arrowhead Village is located on that site with the Casino (or Arcade) the only remaining building from the original old Lake Arrowhead Village.

 

Information provided by Rim of the World Historical Society. 
www.rimoftheworldhistory.com

By the turn of the 20th century, construction had begun on a dam in Little Bear Gorge. The original design, a masonry dam similar to the one that formed Big Bear Lake, was soon found unsuitable. The new design called for a concrete core. With James Mooney leading the way with his leadership and funding, the dam was later completed, and the lake formed was named Little Bear Lake.

 

The dream of the ARCo to provide water to the community of San Bernardino and surrounding communities ended in 1913 when the Superior Court in San Bernardino ruled that the company could not divert the water shed, which naturally flowed to the north, to those communities in the south. The newly formed lake would soon become a recreational area

Events and Festivals

Lake Arrowhead always has an event going on. Please check with Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce for complete details of all events. 

lakearrowheadchamber.com/events/

 

Lollipop Park

Lollipop Park in Lake Arrowhead Village has rides for everyone.

 

  • Swing Ride

  • Train Ride

  • Bumper Cars 

  • Carousel 

  • Pirate Ship

  • Rolling Train Ride

  • Go-Carts

  • Fun Mirrors

  • Fun House

 

 

If you want a snack they have a lollipop candy store.

Phone: (909) 337-2999

Address: 28200 Highway 189 A-100
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Email: jtjtp@aol.com

www.lollipoppark.com/california-location/

Wooden Boats

THE BIGGEST AND BEST ANNUAL LAKE ARROWHEAD ANTIQUE & CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT SHOW! The boat  Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show takse place in June (Subject to Change) at the Lake Arrowhead Village Antique boats will vie for trophies and can be viewed up close at the Lake Arrowhead Village docks. On display throughout the village will be vintage woodie cars, hot rods, antique wooden boat models and early outboard motors. Antique boats will also be for sale throughout the village. The show is produced by the Rim of the World Historical Society with the assistance of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, the Arrowhead Lake Association, the Lake Arrowhead Village, the Up The Hill Woodie Club, Street Rods Forever and the Trompers. For further information, go to www.rimoftheworldhistory.com or call 909-336-6666.

 

Off-Roading

San Bernardino Trail Map

San Bernardino National Forest is one of the best in Southern California for Off roading. A variety of experiences and a large number of miles are available for 4-wheel driving, ATV, UTV and motorcycle use. The San Bernardino National Forest offers 24"-50" trails and forest roads available for green sticker/red sticker use. There are roads open to Sport Utility Vehicle and four wheel drive vehicle travel (some roads are primarily 4x4 routes). The OHV system offers a wide range of experience levels including novice, intermediate, and expert levels and signed easiest, more difficult, and most difficult. For more information or for a Trail map to experience all that off roading has to offer. Please use this link www.fs.fed.us

 

Rock Climbing

Our mountain area offers several areas to scale the mountains.

 

Pinnacles:
The Pinnacles of Lake Arrowhead is a group of small, granite peaks Northwest of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. There are many excellent climbing opportunities with hundreds of bolted climbs scattered throughout the hills. Many local climbers compare the quality of the rock to that of Joshua Tree.

Visit www.summitpost.org/lake-arrowhead-pinnacles/153690 for more information.

Mountain Biking

San Bermardino Mountains has some of the best trails for Mountain Biking. 
For updated trails and maps use the links below.
 

Visit Map My Ride OR Trails Maps

 

Sky Gazing

MSAS Astronomy Village

2001 Observatory Way
P.O. Box 1169
Lake Arrowhead, CA. 92352

Call us at (909) 336-1699

 

Bowling

Bowling at Rim Bowling and Entertainment Center is family fun at its best. It's a great way to spend some quality time everyone will enjoy. Bowling, video games, food, beverages - there's something fun for everyone.

We are located at 23991 Lake Drive in Crestline, California – 1/4 Mile West of Lake Gregory.

Phone: (909) 338-5550
E-mail: info@RimBowling.com

There are a variety of leagues available for everyone from kids to seniors! Most leagues are open to beginners as well as more experienced bowlers. It’s a great way to meet new and interesting people who want to have fun with just a little bit of a competitive edge, and it’s all done in a clean and friendly environment. Day time leagues are welcome Monday through Friday.For more info, contact the League Coordinator – Jody Glaviano – at (909) 338-5550

Fireworks

Lake Arrowhead is proud to be home to one of the best and most exciting firework shows in California (if not the US, but we might be a little biased). We have a truly one of a kind experience up here. During 4th of July weekend Lake Arrowhead's 14 mile shoreline becomes packed with people from all around just to enjoy the spectacle.

 

Village Fun

 Join us for Our Summer Concert Series! All concerts begin at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted. The beer garden opens 30 minutes prior to the concert start time. Concerts end at 8:30pm.

 

 

 

Visit The Lake Arrowhead Village Concert Series for this Summers Line Up. Don't Miss out on the Fun!

There you'll also find the policies, procedures and additional information needed.

Lakeside Shopping

Lake Arrowhead Village
 

APPAREL, SHOES & ACCESSORIES​​
Alexandra's Emporium ​- Suite 02-120................................ (909)337-1251
Bass Shoe & Clothing - Suite B-200.................................... (909)337-2678
Claire's Accessories - Suite C-250....................................... (909)336-9033
Coach Leatherware - Suite T-210....................................... (909)336-6747
Factory Brand Shoes - Suite E-230.................................... (909)337-8891
IZOD - Suite B-215.............................................................. (909)336-4770
Jockey International - Suite S-200.................................... (909)337-8813
Lake Arrowhead Sporting Goods - Suite C-150................ (909)336-3059
Leroy's Boardshop - Suite C-100....................................... (909)336-6992
Pendleton Woolen Mills - Suite F-100............................... (909)336-4860
Sondra's / Tattle Tails - Suite 01-130................................ (909)336-2990
The Studio Boutique / Dancewear & Gifts - Suite S-100.. (909)336-9206
Van Heusen Direct - Suite S-220....................................... (909)337-4765
Wilson's Leather - Suite R-200.......................................... (909)336-4647

 

Want a Full list of Shops? Visit www.TheLakeArrowheadVillage.com

Spa Services

SPA OF THE PINES
For those seeking serenity and ultimate relaxation, there’s a place nestled in a majestic alpine setting that brings an idyllic blend of notable spa treatments, local history and tasteful mountain-top architecture to create a profound sense of being.

 

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 909-336-1511

www.lakearrowheadresort.com

 

Swimming

Lake Arrowhead Tavern Bay Beach Club, Burnt Mill Beach Club, Peninsula Park and Grass Valley Park. All members have access to the parks but only Beach Club Members and Dock Members may enjoy the beach clubs.

http://www.ala-ca.org/

 

 

Lake Gregory Regional Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy swimming, boating and lounging on the sand. They also have the Historic San Mortiz lodge that can be rented our for Weddings, Reunions etc.. Visit www.lakegregoryrecreation.com for more information

Hiking

There are numerous hiking trails in the area with the Pacific Crest Trail passing within a few miles of the Lake Arrowhead Communities. Take a look at the hiking and camping trail map and choose one of our many trails and campgrounds available during the warms weather months. Click Here to print the Trail Map below (.pdf format)

 

Snowboarding & Skiing 

Toll Free Activities Report:
888-SUMMIT-1 or 800-BEAR-MTN

General Information and Business Office Phone:
(909) 866-5766

Golf Course/Tee Time Phone:
(909) 585-8002

 

  • Snow Summit Mountain Resort

       P.O. Box 77
       880 Summit Blvd.
       Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (map it)

 

  • Bear Mountain Golf Course

       P.O. Box 77
      43101 Goldmine Dr.
      Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (map it)

      Official Web Site Address:
      www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

      Email: info@bigbearmountainresorts.com

 

  • Snow Valley

       35100 State Highway 18
       5 miles east of town
       P.O. Box 2337
       Running Springs, CA 92382

       Telephone: (909) 867-2751

       Toll Free Snow Report: (800) 680-SNOW (7669)
       www.snow-valley.com

 

Snow Play

 

Snow Drift

Taking the 10 or 210 Fwy towards Redlands. Exit Hwy 330 to Highland. Approximately 4 miles, exit 330 to Running Springs then follow Hwy 18 from Running Springs toward Big Bear.

Snowdrift is 4 miles past Running Springs.
www.snowdrift.net

 

Snow Valley

Visit Snow Valley Snow Play for details on our fun family activies!

 

 

 

Cross Country

Rim Nordic Ski Area, located in San Bernardino Mountains is the only cross country ski area in Southern Calif. with machined groomed trails. Lessons & rentals available for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Other events included mountain bike racing & trail runs.

Rim Nordic Ski Area, Inc.

P.O. Box 2990

Running Springs, CA 92382

Tel: (909) 867-2600

Fax: (909) 867-4128

www.rimnordic.com

 

 

 

Water Sports

Lake Arrowhead offers boating, fishing and sailing. Only the following ALA approved towed devices/activities are permitted on Lake Arrowhead:  Water Skis *Barefoot Skiing *Wakeboards * Wakeskates  *Airchairs * Kneeboards – requires use of a yellow flag. * Training Skis, including Easy Ski Trainers – requires use of a yellow flag. Tow rope must be attached to training device with the boat-end of rope held by a person in the stern of the boat. Please contact ALA for additional information. 

 

 

Boating

Boating on Lake Arrowhead is a favorite activitiy of Members of the Arrowhead Lake Association.

In order to enjoy this exciting activity you must be an ALA member having purchased one of the ALA Memberships and your boat must be registered with ALA. Also, a valid Boat Operator License is required to operated ANY vessel on the Lake including small boats such as kayaks and canoes.

Please note: It is recommended that youngsters wear Coast Guard approved lifejackets at all times when anywhere near the water.

 

How can you get your boat on the Lake? Follow these steps to register a new boat or to re-register your boat for the current year. Enjoy the water!

 

Step 1. MEMBERSHIP
Only ALA Members may launch a boat. Be sure to purchase a Membership along with or prior to registering your boat.

 

Step 2. OWNERSHIP
The owner of the property in Arrowhead Woods must be the Member on ALA records and must be the owner on title of the boat.

 

Step 3. DMV REGISTRATION
Submit a copy of your current DMV registration. Current DMV stickers must be displayed on both sides of bow.

Current DMV registration must be on record in the ALA office. California DMV must be renewed in odd years: 2013, 2015, 2017, etc. If the DMV registration of your boat is listed as expired on your account, it means that we have not yet received your renewed information. You must send a current DMV registration before a boat decal will be sent to you.

 

Step 4. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Submit proof of proper insurance.

Power and sail boats: A current certificate of insurance must be on file in the ALA office naming Arrowhead Lake Association as "Additional Insured." ALA does not automatically receive renewed certificates so please remit a copy of your current insurance for ALA to have on file. If your insurance for your boat is listed as expired on your account, it means that we have not yet received your renewed information. You must send a current certificate of insurance with the following requirements before a boat decal will be sent to you.

The Arrowhead Lake Association must be named as "Additional Insured" on your policy.
Certificates must show: Name of insured, Policy number, Policy period, Limits of liability coverage, CF number, Make and Length of boat(s).
Liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 combined single limit is required.
Water skiing coverage shall be included in your policy.
Your policy shall have a thirty (30) day prior written notice of cancellation given to ALA.
Boats without motors can be covered by your homeowner's insurance policy. Please send a copy of the declarations page of your homeowner's insurance for our records.

 

Step 5. BOAT INFORMATION
Ensure your boat meets the size requirements of ALA and the State of Califiornia. Power and sail boats must be a minimum of 12 feet in length with a maximum length of 26 feet. Small boats are non-motorized vessels such as kayaks, canoes and pedal boats and must be less than 12 feet in length.

The maximum number of boats (including power, sail and small boats) that may be registered per property is five (5).

 

Step 6. ALA REGISTRATION FEES
The current year's registration fees are determined by the Board of Directors and appear on the Fee Schedule.

 

Step 7. BOAT DECAL

All ALA fees must be paid before a decal can be issued to launch your boat or moor your boat in a slip.

Fees include:

  • Dock/Slip Right Membership,

  • General and Beach Club Membership,

  • Boat Registration and Any Late fees.

  • A decal is required to launch your boat or moor it in a boat slip. Your ALA decal must be displayed on starboard bow or mast. You will be issued a Day Use decal for your power or sail boat if you do not own a dock and are not renting a dock. For dock owners and renters, you will be issued an overnight decal for your power or sail boat. Day Use boaters may not moor their boat overnight. Small boat decals will be issued for small non-motored boats.

 

Step 8. BOAT OPERATOR LICENSE
A valid ALA boat operator license is required to operate ANY vessel on Lake 
Arrowhead including small boats such as kayaks and canoes. The ALA Lake Safety Test must be submitted for all new and renewed licenses. The fee is $15.00 for the license. Your online Member Account will show all the licenses and expirations on your account.

 

Step 9. LAUNCH YOUR BOAT
To launch your boat, view the launch ramp Hours of Operation. All boats will undergo a Quagga and Zebra mussel inspection at time of launch and removal from the lake. If you are returning your boat to Lake Arrowhead and the inspection band remains intact and undamaged, you may launch without an inspection. Please bring your boat to the ramp CLEAN, DRAINED and DRY. Your help in keeping Lake Arrowhead free from these invasive species is greatly appreciated.

 

Step 10. BOAT REGISTRATION RULES
Finally, review the Boat Registration Rules for full details of what is required by boat owners.

Sky Gazing

MSAS Astronomy Village

2001 Observatory Way
P.O. Box 1169
Lake Arrowhead, CA. 92352

Call us at (909) 336-1699

 

 

Hiking

There are numerous hiking trails in the area with the Pacific Crest Trail passing within a few miles of the Lake Arrowhead Communities. Take a look at the hiking and camping trail map and choose one of our many trails and campgrounds available during the warms weather months. 

Mountain Biking

San Bermardino Mountains has some of the best trails for Mountain Biking. For updated trails and maps use the links below.

 

 

 

Off-Roading

 

San Bernardino Trail Map

San Bernardino National Forest is one of the best in Southern California for Off roading. A variety of experiences and a large number of miles are available for 4-wheel driving, ATV, UTV and motorcycle use. The San Bernardino National Forest offers 24"-50" trails and forest roads available for green sticker/red sticker use. There are roads open to Sport Utility Vehicle and four wheel drive vehicle travel (some roads are primarily 4x4 routes). The OHV system offers a wide range of experience levels including novice, intermediate, and expert levels and signed easiest, more difficult, and most difficult. For more information or for a Trail map to experience all that off roading has to offer.

 

Please use this link www.fs.fed.us

Wild Life Preserve

 

WHAT IS WILDHAVEN RANCH? 


​We are a wildlife sanctuary and educational facility that is open to the public at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays by reservation only. Please call (909) 337-7389. Visits & Tours must be scheduled in advance.

 

Visit black bears up close & personal!

 

It usually begins at 1:00 PM (weather permitting) with an educational presentation regarding how to live with California Black Bears in your neighborhood and in our surrounding forest and mountain community.

​We also may accept reservations for Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

To Contact Executive Director call (909) 337-1391. Wildhaven Ranch is located in the community of Cedar Glen just outside Lake Arrowhead, CA.

 

DO NOT USE GOOGLE DIRECTIONS

 

 

29453 Pineridge Dr Cedar Glen 92321

 

Directions from Southern California

  •  From the 10 Freeway, take the 215 North the 210 East to the Waterman Ave/ Highway 18 Exit.

  • Go left off the exit ramp onto Highway 18 and follow the highway north into the mountains.

  • Stay on the 18 (the Rim of the World Highway) through the community of Rim Forest and past Rim of the World High School. 

  • Go left at Route 173 (towards Lake Arrowhead).

  • Go right at the stop sign at the bottom of the hill (staying on Route 173).

  • Follow 173 to Cedar Glen and go right on Hook Creek Road.

  • Take Hook Creek Road to Pineridge, and turn left.

  • Then go left on Pine.

  • Then follow the paved road to the main gate of Wildhaven Ranch and follow the signs to the right for the parking lot.

 

Directions from Lake Arrowhead Village

  • Take 173 to Cedar Glen and go right on Hook Creek Road.

  • Take Hook Creek Road to Pineridge.

  • Go left on Pineridge Drive.

  • Then go left on Pine.

  • Then follow the paved road to the main gate of Wildhaven Ranch and follow the signs to the right for the parking lot.

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