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JULY  4th Traffic Plan



To assist with the increased traffic during peak times on the fourth of July (9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.) the City of Big Bear Lake, in conjunction with the Big Bear Sheriff Department, Big Bear Fire Department, California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans, have devised a plan to better accommodate the flow of traffic. This plan will enhance both the visitor and resident experience for the annual Fireworks Spectacular over the Lake.


Motorists will be directed to make only right turns onto Big Bear Boulevard/ State Route-18, from Georgia to Temple Street. They will be further aided by Sheriff Deputies and CHP Officers, controlling traffic at all major intersections.

Residents of Big Bear City are advised to park on the south side of Big Bear Boulevard, while residents of the North Shore Drive are advised to park on the north side of the Big Bear Boulevard.  

Following the Fireworks show, Marina exits will be open with the option of making a right turn only.


Visitors to Big Bear Lake will be able to access three principle routes out of Big Bear Valley: the I-10 or I-210 via State Route-18 /330, Apple Valley/Lucerne Valley via State Route-18, and Redlands Big Bear Valley for accommodations. 


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