Use Google MAP and DIRECTIONS for driving
from: LA area, LAX and ONT airports
to: CA-38/North Shore Ln
A modification of the Google route is to use I-10E instead of I-210E:
*) From I-605 take I-10E, continue toward San Bernardino/Redlands
*) Take CA-30 N toward Mnt Resorts/Big Bear Lake.
See Google Traffic Report
Immediately after you pass Fawnskin, turn right from CA-38/North Shore *Drive* onto North Shore *Lane* under the blue "BOAT RENTAL" sign. Drive east for about 0.2 mi, the observatory will be on your left.
If you miss this turn, drive for about 0.9 mi and turn right onto North Shore Lane under the brown "SERRANO Camp" sign. Drive west for about 0.7 mi, the observatory will be on your right.
Turn into the drive way (away from the lake) and use BBSO plan to locate your destination. You may park in either upper of lower parking lot. The front office is located in the Admin Building, entrance from the porch. Offices are also located in the Cowley Lodge Annex. Accomodation at the Cowley Lodge.
Another possibility is Northwoods Resort by the village. Ask for Observatory discount, say "GSAS" for discount
Budget travelers may directly contact Stanik Nature's Inn for a low rate and quality accomodations.
For more information on Big Bear Area visit Official site of Big Bear Chamber of Commerce or explore Google links to Big Bear.