Lakes Around Lake Arrowhead

Did you know that there are four lakes nearby if you’re staying in Lake Arrowhead? Each of the four lakes near Lake Arrowhead has something different to offer. From swimming and kayaking, to fishing and boating, there’s plenty to choose from. So, check out these four lakes, and make plans to visit them!

Lake Arrowhead Things to Do
Lake Gregory Things to Do
Green Valley Lake Things to Do
Silverwood Lake Things to Do

Lake Arrowhead

Gorgeous Lake Arrowhead, with its sapphire blue waters, is located within an unincorporated community and is the largest private lake in California. Though it is not open to the public, it is still possible to enjoy the water by chartering a boat or hopping aboard the Arrowhead Queen for a tour. The Lake Arrowhead Village is located right nearby, providing a rich nightlife and a variety of shopping opportunities for everyone. Lake Arrowhead has been the backdrop to several Hollywood movies and is even home to several big screen names.

Things to Do in Lake Arrowhead

  • Enjoy spectacular views when you take the Arrowhead Queen Boat Tour, a one hour narrated boat ride. (909)-336-6992
  • Learn to waterski at McKenzie’s Water Ski School: Whether you’re a pro or a first timer, McKenzie Water Ski School is equipped to handle all skill sets and ages. You’ll enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, and even boat charters. (909)-337-3814
  • Shop & Dine at the Lake Arrowhead Village: Enjoy lakeside views while shopping at brand stores, art galleries, and shops. Dining options in the Village include restaurants, pubs, bars, and fast food outlets. (909)-337-2533
  • Rock out at the Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concert Series: Grab a low-back lawn chair or blanket and go to one of the weekend free concerts. From rock’n’roll to blues, to country, and pop. Visit the village on Friday’s and buy fresh fruit and veggies at the Farmer’s Market. There’s something for everyone all summer long.

Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory Regional Park has 84 acres of pines, trails, and picnic areas that surround it’s a spectacular lake. For a day of family fun in the sun, hop on over to Lake Gregory! This lake boasts a beautiful swimming beach, inflatable water slides, on-water pedal and paddle boats, and fishing.

Top Fun Things to Do at Lake Gregory

  • Enjoy a delicious burger at Cove Café. The café’s mouth-watering burgers are made with fresh Angus Beef, hand patted to order with their homemade special sauce, and caramelized onions. Yum!
  • Splash the day away at Lake Gregory’s Waterpark. This huge, inflated water-play structure has slides, swings, jumps, diving platforms, and much more.
  • Little kids will love the Zero-Depth Water Play Park, and have a blast playing with it’s water-spraying nozzles for a fun and safe way to enjoy the water.
  • Take a hike on the fitness trail that surrounds the lake, and bring your furry friend with you too! Lake Gregory also has a dog-park for your four-legged best friend.
  • Take a turn around the lakes by renting rowboats, electric motor boats, belly boards, aqua cycles, pedal boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. See rates.
  • Amateur and pro fishermen are all welcome at Lake Gregory. The lake is stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Anglers can pay for their day of fishing at the various Fishing Pay Stations around the lake. The fee is $8 a person, and kids 5 years and younger are free! The California Department of Fish and Game requires a fishing license for all anglers 16 and over.
  • Boaters are welcome to launch their own watercraft at Lake Gregory. Small human or electric-powered boats, kayaks, and float tubes of all types are all permitted. A single day launch pass can be purchased at the North Shore Boat House.

Green Valley Lake

Nicknamed the “Hidden Gem” of the San Bernardino Mountains, Green Valley Lake is a 9-acre lake situated at 7,000ft in elevation.  Less than four miles away from State Highway 18, and tucked away in a secluded National Forest it is known as the “best-kept secret on the mountain”. You can enjoy the many wildflower and bird watching opportunities at this picturesque location. Green Valley Lake is the ideal place for a quiet family outing. It also includes a small swimming beach and a family picnic area!

Top Fun Things to Do at Green Valley Lake

  • Take a stroll through the many hiking trails surrounding the lake. The trails are ideal for birdwatchers who want to enjoy the natural wonders that Green Valley Lake has to offer.
  • The lake is also open to the public for fishing!
  • The whole family will love the small swimming beach with sand, shade, and fun.
  • Have a friendly game of volleyball, badminton, basketball, or tennis.
  • Barbecue facilities are located under the trees in the adjoining picnic area.
  • Visit the Lilleberg Museum and learn about the history of the area. Call (909)-867-5713 for hours and information.
  • Plan a picnic and go to one of the many Artisan Fairs located in town or outdoor musical concerts.

Silverwood Lake

Silverwood Lake is one of the most popular lakes in Southern California, and as part of the State Recreation Area, it features recreational activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and more water-based fun! Silverwood Lake features 3 miles of shoreline and plenty of outdoor space. The Pacific Crest Trail, “the jewel in the crown of America’s scenic trails”, passes through the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, with trailheads for short or long hikes.

Top Fun Things to Do at Silverwood Lake

  • Go boating or waterskiing! You can bring your own, or rent one there, just call (760)-389-2281 for details.
  • Fishing is also popular at Silverwood Lake. Whether you’re fishing from a boat, or along the shore, be sure to get the latest information on rates, hours, available stocked fish, and water conditions.
  • Grab your beach umbrella, and plenty of water, and sunscreen for a great day of swimming and picnicking.
  • When you’re at Silverwood Lake, be sure to check out the many nature and wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • On a windy day, take a chance and learn something new by windsurfing on the lake!
  • Silverwood Lake is also popular for its camping sites such as the Family and Group Campsites, Primitive Campsites, and Hike or Bike Campsites.
  • If tent camping isn’t your thing, you can bring your RV to one of the RV Sites! The RV sites include hookups and RV Dump Stations.
  • Silverwood Lake has a camp store, food service, and restrooms and showers.

Featured Lake Arrowhead Businesses


28200 Highway 189 Suite O1-270, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 USA

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