As a result, Fawnskin’s rapid development slowed to a crawl, and all of the early resorts that once dotted the north shore of the lake, except for one, eventually disappeared into history. Meanwhile, new development along the south side of the lake escalated, and has continued unabated to this day.
But you won’t hear any complaints from Fawnskin residents about this. People over there fully appreciate the quiet, peaceful, lay back atmosphere that the north side of the lake offers. Fawnskin is one of Big Bear’s best kept secrets.
Even so, you can’t help wondering what Fawnskin would have looked like today, if the south shore road had never been built.
© Rick Keppler