Reminder: It Is Illegal and Unsafe to Go Out on the Lake Ice

Current lake temps average 31 degrees.

Current lake temps average 31 degrees.

It is not only unsafe, but illegal to go out on to the lake ice. The ice on Big Bear Lake never gets strong enough or thick enough to safely support those who walk on it and, should you or your pet fall through the ice, hypothermia is a real threat as the lake temperature is in the low 30s this week. If found out on the lake ice, you could be ticketed by either Lake Patrol of the Big Bear Municipal Water District or Big Bear Sheriff’s Station deputies, resulting in fines up to $500; local Citizens on Patrol volunteers will also be patrolling for violators. So, please don’t jeopardize your safety, or that of rescue personnel, by venturing out on to the ice on Big Bear Lake or Baker Pond. In the case of emergency, please call 911 and, if you see others on the ice, please warn them of the dangers.

The Big Bear Municipal Water District, the agency that oversees Big Bear Lake and provides Lake Patrol services, has purchased four new signs--located at high-risk areas including (here) Big Bear Marina, the North Shore and Stanfield Cutoff--warning people of the dangers, and consequences, of venturing out on to the lake ice.

The Big Bear Municipal Water District, the agency that oversees Big Bear Lake and provides Lake Patrol services, has purchased four new signs--located at high-risk areas including (here) Big Bear Marina, the North Shore and Stanfield Cutoff--warning people of the dangers, and consequences, of venturing out on to the lake ice.

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