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Lake Arrowhead is located in the mountains of Southern California. Lake Arrowhead, part of the San Bernardino National Forest, is just 90 miles east from Los Angeles, and a paradise of outdoor recreation and year-round beauty.
The San Bernardino Mountains present a spectacular showcase of life by offering visitors over 2,000 species of flora and nearly 400 species of fauna. Many, many movies have been filmed in lake Arrowhead, including "Heidi", "Magnificent Obsession", "The American President," "Space Jam," and "The Parent Trap."
Are they permitted? No
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? 5-20 ft.
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes, up to 26 feet
Depth of Lake:
Los Angeles 75 miles
Yes, CCRS in place call 909-336-2755
Above & Beyond Sports, 909-336-3732, 330 S Hwy 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Mile High Marine, 909-337-4460, 241 N Hwy 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Registration: All boats 12 feet to 26 feet in length must be registered and display current state sticker & number (CF, AZ, etc.) on both sides of bow and ALA sicker on starboard (right) windshield or bow or on sailboats on the starboard side or mast.
For boats under 12 feet:
A. No motor of any type on vessel
B. Must be registered by the ALA office
C. Must stay within 100' of shore
The boat owner is personally responsible for the safe operation of their boat at all times, including requiring ALA licensing of the operator. No owner of a vessel may rent or lease their vessel to another. No boat shall remain overnight on the lake without being in the boat owner's slip or having a slip rental agreement on file with ALA.
Prohibited Devices or Activities
Activities: The following devices are prohibited in all locations of Lake Arrowhead:
- Personal Water Craft
- Knee Boards
- Any non-registered boat
- Wind Surfers
- Scuba Diving
- Any towed device except approved skis
- It is illegal to throw or launch objects at vessels
Note: Non-powered flotation devices and swimming aids may be used only within 100 feet of the shoreline.
Camp Commerce, 909-337-6680, 465 S Hwy 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
North Shore: 27 campsites, some suitable for RVs. Two sites will accommodate trailers up to 22 feet. There is one handicapped accessible site. North Shore is located within a mixed oak and conifer forest. It is operated by a concessionaire. Located near the north shore of Lake Arrowhead, two miles northeast of Lake Arrowhead Village. (Lake Arrowhead is a private lake and access is restricted.)
Dogwood: 93 campsites. 66 will accommodate tents. Many sites are suitable for RV units. Sites are also available for trailers. There are also two multi-family sites (15 people, four vehicles per site). Two sites for the handicapped are also available. Dogwood is located in a heavily forested site. It is named for its beautiful Dogwood trees, whose spring blossoms and colorful fall foliage present spectacular displays. It is a popular campground, so early reservations are recommended. (Concessionaire operated). Located approximately 1/4 mile east of Rimforest, off Hwy 18, at the Blue Jay turnoff.
Crab Flats: 29 campsites. Some spurs will accommodate trailers and RVs, but most are not level. Maximum lengths are 24 feet. Description: For the camper who wishes to wander the backcountry. Crab Flats Campground will provide an excellent base camp. Miles of Forest Service roads and trails are easily accessible from this campground, situated among scattered pines and oaks. It is also a "staging area" for OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) enthusiasts. Since this campground is used by people with motorcycles or ATV's, it can get quite dusty and noisy. (Concessionaire operated). Located 4 miles north of Green Valley Road, on Forest Service Road 3N34, accessed from 3N16. (These roads are not recommended for sedans and trailer campers.)
Green Valley: 37 campsites, 22 suitable for tents or campers, 13 for trailers or RVs. The maximum length of spurs is 22 feet. A lush meadow surrounds this campground, which is located among tall pines. Nearby Green Valley Lake offers swimming, fishing and boating. Forest roads in the area are great for mountain biking and scenic driving. Located one mile east of Green Valley Lake, at the end of Green Valley Lake Road.
Local Area Businesses
Lake Arrowhead CA is nestled in a magnificent forest of pine, cedar, and dogwood at an altitude of 5100'. In an area described as the "Alps of Southern California", the Lake Arrowhead communities are totally surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest.
Visitors are attracted to this beautiful mountain resort located in the San Bernardino Mountains, by many recreational activities including hiking, camping, lake tours, snow skiing and ice skating. Shopping for Real Estate? Look for your Dream Home while staying at one of our many charming lodging facilities. Lake Arrowhead is the home of the most beautiful Bed and Breakfast Inns and Vacation Cabins.
Lake Arrowhead is also home to the famous Saddleback Inn, a charming historic Inn at the entrance to the lake and village.