Summer Activities in and Around Lake Arrowhead
Lake Arrowhead features countless summer recreational activities. Water sports take place, and beach clubs are available for swimming and sun bathing, throughout the summer and early fall. There is also paragliding, horseback riding, off roading, rock climbing, mountain biking, road cycling and helicopter tours!
Please be aware that Lake Arrowhead is a private lake. Therefore, it's use is restricted to homeowners in a tract of land roughly 1 mile around the perimeter of the lake, known as "Arrowhead Woods". However, many lake-related activities are available to the general public. Visitors to the area can access Lake Arrowhead by boat on The Arrowhead Queen Lake Tour, by water ski through the McKenzie Water Ski School, or on foot by strolling at Lake Arrowhead Village.
Boating - motorboats, hobie cats, kayaks and sailboats abound on Lake Arrowhead. Most boat owners also own docks on the lake, in which they dock their boats during the summer season. Most docks have piers, which become the focal point of parties, cookouts, or simply relaxing with friends while enjoying a day of boating, water skiing, boogie boarding, etc.
Bowling - the alley in Crestline is superb, with a bar, light food, Giuseppe's Pizza and Subway Sandwiches.
Camping - there are numerous campsites in the area, each one having various accomodations for vehicles, RV's, hookups, offroading, etc. Visit the camping area of this site for extensive information.
Cinema - Blue Jay Cinema offers the latest movies in a recently renovated theater in Blue Jay, California. The theater is roughly a mile from Lake Arrowhead Village, in the quaint town of Blue Jay. Show Times
Crestline - Just a short distance from Lake Arrowhead is Crestline, home of Lake Gregory Regional Park, an alpine jewel nestled in the pine forests of Crestline, California. Here you can fish from the shore year round, picnic, hike, swim, enjoy the waterslide and boat on 150 acres in the San Bernardino Mountains. Visitors to the Crestline area of the San Bernardino mountains can enjoy the Easy Lakeview Trail, a year round trail 2.51 miles long, that loops around Lake Gregory, passing through trees, sandy beaches, small creeks and the charming town of Crestline (elevation 4,700 feet), and offering piney mountain views, 10 fitness stations, multiple benches, doggy bags and trash/recycle bins, picnic tables and a sense of peace along this gently rising and falling lake shore trail.
Fishing - trout, bass, more. Please visit the "Fishing" page of this website for extensive information about fishing in and around Lake Arrowhead.
- Soar with the birds, if you have what it takes...
Hiking - The area has numerous with hiking trails in the National Forest, and hiking is allowed around the perimeter of Lake Arrowhead.
Water Skiing - Lake Arrowhead is a water ski lake, and preference is given to water skiers and boogie boarders. Ski racers participate in frequent sanctioned high speed ski races on a marked course, viewable from The Village. Although Lake Arrowhead is a private lake, water skiing is available through the McKenzie Water Ski School in Lake Arrowhead Village
Silverwood Lake - was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam. At 3,350 feet, it is the highest reservoir in the State Water Project. The park features hiking trails, swimming beaches, and designated areas for boating, water-skiing and fishing. The lake has trout, large-mouth bass, catfish and bluegill. There is a marina with a launching ramp, boat and equipment rentals, and a store. The park has picnic areas, including three that can only be reached by boat. The lakes attracts waterfowl, raptors and songbirds, and Canada Geese and an occasional bald eagle can be seen in the area. The park is located on Highway 138, 11 miles east of I-15; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138. Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area now offers AT&T Wi-Fi Service which enables park visitors with wireless enabled laptop computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) to access the Internet. You can access this service if you are within a 150 foot range o the Kiosk located at the entrance to the Park.
The Arrowhead Queen Lake Tour - The tour on the Lake Arrowhead Queen Paddleboat is a must if you ever are visiting the area, and tours are held year round. Tickets are available at LeRoy's Sports on the waterfront at the village. The tour lasts about an hour and takes you around the perimeter of the lake. The cruise offers spectacular views of the beautiful lake, and the wonderful homes surrounding it. The tour guide is humorous, and sometimes hilarious! He points out all the neat features of the homes that surround the lake, many of which are owned by famous celebrities, inserting jokes here and there, and has everyone on the boat in stitches. This is definitely a fun activity that the whole family will enjoy.