National Safe Boating Week Launches Tomorrow; Wear a Life Jacket, Designate a Driver, and Keep it Quagga-Free

Saturday marks the launch of the National Safe Boating Council’s “Wear It!” campaign, as boaters are reminded to wear a life jacket during National Safe Boating Week, May 16–22, and always. In California last year, there were 55 boating fatalities and 601 boating accidents and, per the U.S. Coast Guard, 90% of drowning victims in … [Read more...]

MWD Board Grants Permit Approval for Hobie Cat Regatta on June 20 & 21, Votes for Fellow Director Todd Murphy for LAFCO Position

The Hobie Cat Regatta will be coming to Big Bear Lake on the weekend of June 20 and 21, as the Big Bear Municipal Water District granted event permit approval for the sailing race at their Board of Directors meeting on May 7. The Board also granted approval to the Big Bear Discovery Center to conduct educational canoe and kayak tours on Big Bear … [Read more...]

City Staff to Give Presentation on Lake Access Points During This Afternoon’s Meeting of Municipal Water District Board

The Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District meet for their first regular meeting of the month this afternoon at 1pm, at their offices at 40524 Lakeview Drive in Big Bear Lake. Today’s meeting will include the pinning of new Lake Patrol officers, and a presentation on lake access points, given by Big Bear Lake City Manager Jeff … [Read more...]

Before Launching Into Big Bear Lake, Boats Should Be Clean, Drained and Dry; Public Launch Ramps Open Daily

Lake Supervisor Travis Carroll shows a cluster of the quickly multiplying Quagga Mussel, which presents a threat to Big Bear Lake's ecosystem, as well as snowmaking capabilities of the ski resorts. All boats entering Big Bear Lake must be clean, drained and dry to prevent Quagga infestation.

The beginning of April signals the start of boating season on Big Bear Lake, as the Big Bear Municipal Water District opened both the east and west public launch ramps on the North Shore as of 6am this morning. The east ramp, also known as the Carol Morrison Public Launch, just east of Stanfield Cutoff will be open daily from 6am to 6pm, with … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Boat Ramps Open on April 1, 2009; Marinas Now Staffed With Quagga Mussel Inspectors


Boating season officially gets underway as of tomorrow, April 1, as the Big Bear Municipal Water District re-opens the public launch ramps, which had been closed during the winter months to allow the shoreline to foster the bald eagle habitat. As the MWD’s General Manager Scott Heule tells KBHR, “The ramps open tomorrow morning at 6am—even … [Read more...]

MWD to Provide Quagga Inspector Training for 2009 Boating Season

Big Bear Lake still free of the Quagga Mussel

As the threat of the invasive Quagga Mussel cost the Big Bear Municipal Water District nearly $100,000 in mitigation measures in 2008, the MWD Board held a public workshop on January 15 to determine how to off-set these costs in the coming boating season, while still keeping Big Bear Lake Quagga-free. Per the MWD's General Manager Scott Heule, … [Read more...]