About Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead, California

A mile up in the San Bernardino Forest, among pines, oaks, and dogwoods, sits beautiful Lake Arrowhead.

Lake Arrowhead residents enjoy an average of 310 days of wonderful sunshine, every year. We have four distinct seasons where winter temperatures are rarely below freezing and often reach 60 degrees during the day.

Occasional snow brings breathless beauty to the mountains. Our roads are quickly cleared by Caltrans plows. (CHP advises all visitors to the mountains to carry chains from November to April.)

Summertime is warm and sunny, while escaping the heat from the “down the hill” communities. Boating, water skiing, wake boarding, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing are some of the local pastimes, as well as hiking, mountain biking, and off-road vehicle fun.

Lake Arrowhead also has many other wonderful pastimes, such as local concerts, the Blue Jay Jazz Festival, ballet, antique car and boat shows, parades, and much, much more!

Lake Arrowhead’s rich history began in the 1890s. This is a perfect family community, with many local churches, a local hospital, clinics, shopping, restaurants, etc. Now home to many full-time residents (including some of the rich and famous), Lake Arrowhead is the premier mountain resort in Southern California, with something for everyone!

There are unique shops at Lake Arrowhead Village, with outlet and specialty shopping.

Great skiing and snowboarding is just minutes away at Snow Valley and the Big Bear Lake area.

We are also home to the Arrowhead Queen, which is an old-style river boat that gives tours on the lake. We also have the Blue Jay Ice Castle, home of Olympic champions such as Michelle Kwan, with one of the world’s most beautiful ice skating rinks.

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