Lake Gregory/Crestline is located in the San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of just under 4800-ft. We are located in the center of pine forests and above the heat of both the high and low deserts. Crestline and Lake Gregory Village offer relaxed full-time living, vacation or second home enjoyment, and income producing properties. Approximately 10,000 full time residents populate the community. The location, and easy access, makes it an ideal mountain retreat for the entire Southland. The area is surrounded by National Forest and is the home to a wide variety of native animals and many species of birds. Bald eagles are known to winter at Lake Gregory, and are commonly spotted in the early morning and late evenings. We have squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, and other mountain wildlife.
Lake Gregory Regional Park is part of the San Bernardino Regional Park system, featuring a picturesque lake offering excellent trout, catfish, and bass fishing that is FREE. The facilities include white sandy beaches for swimming and sun bathing, two sun volleyball courts, rowboats, aqua cycles, paddleboats, surfboards, tournament-sized horseshoe pits, and two 300′ water slides. Sabot sailboats and windsurfing are also available during the season. The San Moritz Lodge and open areas are available for special events and weddings.
Lake Gregory is surrounded by Fitness Trail with numerous workout stations. The trail is 2.7 miles long and follows the shore of Lake Gregory. A walk around the Fitness Trail in the early morning or evening is a pleasant experience for people of all ages.
The San Moritz ballfield is located on the shores of Lake Gregory. This busy site is active all year with baseball, softball and soccer. It is also a great place for flying kites.
Covered picnic tables and BBQ’s are available on the South Shore of the lake. Or, if you prefer, just spread out a blanket, do a little fishing and picnic almost anywhere around the lake.
Camp Switzerland, located in a shady canyon beside a bubbling stream just across from Lake Gregory, offers forty camp and trailer sites for visitors.
Our climate has four distinctive seasons and averages 40 and 50 degrees in the winter. Our summer average between 75 and 80 degrees and rarely exceeds 85 degrees.
Snow play is a popular activity during the winter months. Many areas are available for snow play throughout the area, from dog sledding and snow boarding, to ice skating and skiing, all within a short drive from Crestline-Lake Gregory.
Crestline and the surrounding communities support several movie theaters, a children’s museum, art galleries, a bowling alley, public tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, libraries, bookstores, and is a mecca for antique collecting.
The area offers many choices for dining, from fast food burger chains and pizza parlors to elegant dining. Prices will please everyone, from budget-conscious families to more discerning diners. For the most part, dress is casual at most establishments.
Special events are featured in our community throughout the year: an antique car show and Sock Hop; the Bluegrass Festival, where you can relax on the shores of Lake Gregory, listen to good music, and picnic; summer Jazz Festivals; a 5 and 10K “Run Through the Pines”; Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting ceremony at Lake Gregory; Christmas Parade at Blue Jay; the February Polar Dip; children’s Easter Egg Hunt; Octoberfest at Arrowheard Village; fishing derby, community BBQ’s, plus antique shows and craft fairs.
Jamboree Days, held during the Fourth of July weekend celebration, is the highlight of the year. Many activities are available, from a log sawing contest to a beautiful baby contest. There is a street fair with craft and food booths, antiques, live music and cruising. The event is kicked off with a parade through the main street in town, and culminates with a spectacular fireworks show over the lake after sunset.
The Crestline Soaring Society supports a very active hang gliding group. For the accomplished hang glider pilot, Teddy Bear Hill offers one of the most dramatic and popular jump sites in Southern California. The breathtaking view at the take off area is open to the public year-round.
Crestline contains a number of areas that real estate agents refer to:
“Top Town” – this it the general area located around the five way intersection where Crest Forest Drive and Hwy 138 meet. Local restaraunts and shops are located in this area.
“Lake Gregory” – this is the downtown area. The bowling alley, Goodwins market, and the only fast food (McDonalds) are located here.
“San Moritz” – this is the area located around Lake Gregory. Many of the streets have German or Swiss names.
“Dart Canyon” – this area is located east of Lake Gregory. There are many large parcels of land in this area, and horse property is common. At the top of Dart Canyon is one of the finest restaraunts on the mountain: Chateau Gourmet.
“Cedar Pines Park” – located at the western most section of Crest Forest Dr, this area is surrounded by National Forest
“Devil’s Canyon” – this is the westernmost portion of the Crestline area. Located west of the intersection of Crest Forest Drive and Waters.
“Valley of Enchantment” – Often referred to as “VOE” this area is located north of Waters Drive and west of Hwy 138. This area is also known as Seeley Flats. The Valley of Enchantment (VOE) Elementary school is located here.
“Valley View Park” – located along the rim, this small area is off of Playground, and is where many hang gliders and para-sailers start their adventures.
“Mile High Park” – located on the far north side of Crestline/Lake Gregory, this area is a bit of a challenge to find. After winding through numerous streets, you come upon a small community that has desert views and numerous level lots.
“Valley of the Moon” – located on the south side of Dart Canyon Road
“Horseshoe Bend” – a small community of homes located along the Rim (Great View Dr) that maintains its’ own little community park.