Holcomb Creek

Area Status: Open

A small mountain creek with little water during drought periods that is a tributary to Deep Creek, northwest of Big Bear Lake. The area is steep, forested on south side with willows and sage lining the banks.

Rainbow trout may be planted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in locations along the stream below the Falls Picnic Area. Their fish planting schedule is available online.

Directions: From Lucerne Valley, at junction Hwy's 18-247; take Hwy 18 S, go 21 mi. to Big Bear City at junction Hwy 38. Take Hwy 38 W, go 8 mi. to Fawnskin. From Fawnskin go N on USFS Rd. 3N14 4.5 mi. to Holcomb Creek crossing. USFS Rd. 3N08 (Holcomb Creek Rd.) follows creek north.

At a Glance

Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

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