How to Find Big Bear Lake Accommodations
Getting to Big Bear Lake and the Knickerbocker Mansion is an enjoyable drive from any direction. Below you will find directions to the premier Big Bear Lake accommodations from all major highways.
Additional “Getting to and from Big Bear” information. Please download these additional Information & directions and a map in PDF format for easy printing.
Please be advised that snow chains or cables are recommended to be carried in the car, including 4-wheel drives, during the winter months in the mountains. Depending on road conditions you may be required to put them on. Check for updated road conditions at California Road Information… put in hwy numbers 330, 18, & 38… if you are coming up the front way out of Redlands, you will use 330 & 18… out of Redlands/Mentone, you will use 38. 18 also goes through Arrowhead across to Big Bear Lake and down the back side to Victorville.
Directions from the Los Angeles Area
Take Interstate 10 East, to the 210 freeway (just past San Bernardino & before Redlands, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy 18. You can also take the 210 East which runs into the 330 to Running Springs and the 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Follow this road into Big Bear.
Directions from Orange County or the South Bay Area
Take 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 30 freeway North, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam into Big Bear.
Directions from the San Diego Area
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 North, to Interstate 210 East, to Hwy. 330 up to Running Springs into the mountains. Hwy. 330 turns into Hwy. 18 at Running Springs. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam into Big Bear.
Directions from the San Fernando Valley Area
Take 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam and into Big Bear.
Directions from the Las Vegas Area
Take Interstate 15 South, to Hwy 247. This will bring you to the town of Lucerne. Go past two stop signs and turn left onto Hwy 18, which leads up the mountain to the Big Bear Valley. Follow Hwy 18 approximately 6 miles to Stanfield Cutoff. Turn left, drive across the lake. Turn right at the stop sign, follow Big Bear Blvd into Big Bear Lake.
Directions from the Palm Springs Area
Take Interstate 10 West to Yucaipa. Take the County Line Road off ramp. Turn right. Follow County Line Road to Bryant St. Turn Left. Follow Bryant St. to Highway 38. Turn right onto Highway 38. This will take you right into Big Bear.
Directions from the Village
Proceed through the Village to 2nd stop sign (Knickerbocker Road). Turn right and continue up the hill 1/3 of a mile. Left hand side #869. Look for the wagon wheel by Entrance Sign located at the second driveway.