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Big Bear Lake is a mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet with pine and oak forests located within the valley. Approximately 20,000 full-time residents live in the valley.

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Map is a screenshot from Mapquest. com showing Big Bear Lake in the midst of the San Bernadino National Forest. Route 215 and Route 10 are on the far left of the map.

February 6, 2006
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