Lake Arrowhead Lake Getaways

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If you're a fan of water sports, Lake Arrowhead vacation rentals are just what you're looking for. Lake Arrowhead is in Southern California, in San Bernardino County. Its mountain location makes it a bit cooler than the majority of Southern California.

Clean air, blue skies, mountain lakes, challenging trails, and beautiful views of the valley below are some of the surprises awaiting visitors to the San Bernardino Mountains. During the spring and fall, clouds cover the valley floor, and the mountains are bathed in sunlight. The lush green forest slopes are like islands rising above the sea of civilization. Most of the mountaintop is public land. The Forest Service is the largest land manager, but there are also state and county parks. Over twenty thousand people make their home here, and the resorts of Arrowhead and Big Bear attract thousands of visitors.

The forest is a complex community of many kinds of wild animals including black bear, raccoon, gray squirrel, coyote, and perhaps a mountain lion or bobcat in the warmer areas. The Arrowhead District is on the route of many migratory birds, along with the great bald eagle, which visits during the winter months with their young, from Alaska and other colder northern areas. The bold stellar jay and the acorn woodpecker are the most easily observed of the great variety of birds on the District. Most of the trout in the streams are placed there each year, but in a few remote areas native trout swim in the cold, fresh creeks.

Recreations on Arrowhead include a variety of camping and fishing options, motorized vehicular use, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, bird watching, nature study, wildlife and wildflower observation. Forest visitors on the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Angeles and Los Padres National Forests of Southern California are required to purchase an Adventure Pass and display it on their vehicle when parked in the Forest.

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