Fawnskin


Fawnskin is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California. Its altitude is 6,827 feet. The community has a post office, which was established on May 18, 1918. The Zip code for the area is 92333.

The small township was once an artists' colony, which attracted artisans, musicians, composers and actors from the Los Angeles area. Mountain travelers in the 19th century came to the Big Bear Valley through Fawnskin on the rough road by stagecoach and later motorcars.

Gold miners, loggers, and hunters were drawn to the adjacent Holcomb Valley during the 19th century. The Native American legend about how the town got its name has been turned into the urban legend. The Anglo version is that hunters discovered deer (fawn) skins stretched out to dry in the sun. Hence, the area became known as Fawn Skin and later Fawnskin.

Fawnskin has two public boat launch ramps to Big Bear Lake, various access points to the National Forest (Woodland Interpretive Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, Gray's Peak), the Alpine Pedal Path, as well as the Big Bear Discovery Center.

The town also claims the only "honest" election in the nation. Anyone can vote for the Fawnskin Mayor; votes are donations of a quarter. The candidate who wins is the one who raises the most money. Hence, the town "buys" their politicians.

Today, Fawnskin is designated as a protective habitat for golden and American bald eagles. They return annually to the valley from November to April.


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  1. Photo of 39170 Arapahoe Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # PW18008688)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    624 sqft   lot 11,393 sqft
    MLS PW18008688
  2. Photo of 39170 Arapahoe Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3180047)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    624 sqft   lot 11,393 sqft
    MLS 3180047
  3. Photo of 39590 Oakglen Road, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3180013)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,984 sqft   lot 17,800 sqft
    MLS 3180013
  4. Photo of 39590 Oakglen Road, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV18003632)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,984 sqft   lot 17,800 sqft
    MLS EV18003632
  5. Photo of 1114 Comanche Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17265208)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,035 sqft   lot 5,722 sqft
    MLS EV17265208
  6. Photo of 1114 Comanche Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3175375)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,035 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    MLS 3175375
  7. Photo of 945 Deer Trail, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17256727)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,031 sqft   lot 11,865 sqft
    MLS EV17256727
  8. Photo of 945 Deer Trail, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3175293)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,031 sqft   lot 11,865 sqft
    MLS 3175293
  9. Photo of 39 Lakeview, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3175228)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    800 sqft  
    MLS 3175228
  10. Photo of 39309 N Shore Drive, Big Bear, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17236472)
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    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,464 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    MLS EV17236472
  11. Photo of 1044 Cherokee Street, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # PW17225462)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,914 sqft   lot 5,274 sqft
    MLS PW17225462
  12. Photo of 1044 Cherokee Street, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3174029)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,914 sqft   lot 5,274 sqft
    MLS 3174029
  13. Photo of 978 Deer Trail Lane, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17218711)
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    5 beds,  6 baths
    4,847 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    MLS EV17218711
  14. Photo of 978 Deer Trail Lane, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3173975)
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    5 beds,  5.25 baths
    4,847 sqft   lot 11,400 sqft
    MLS 3173975
  15. Photo of 39085 N Shore Drive, Big Bear, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17207263)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    4,216 sqft   lot 25,630 sqft
    MLS EV17207263
  16. Photo of 39256 N Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 317006272)
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    Pre-Foreclosure
    or Short Sale
    3 beds,  0 bath
    1,216 sqft   lot 9,555 sqft
    MLS 317006272
  17. Photo of 39187 Mohawk Drive, Big Bear, CA 92333 (MLS # PW17163898)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,408 sqft   lot 5,700 sqft
    MLS PW17163898
  18. Photo of 39955 North North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3173438)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,820 sqft   lot 9,276 sqft
    MLS 3173438
  19. Photo of 39955 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17160804)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,820 sqft   lot 9,276 sqft
    MLS EV17160804
  20. Photo of 39187 Mohawk Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3173474)
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    3 beds,  2.5 baths
    1,408 sqft   lot 5,700 sqft
    MLS 3173474
  21. Photo of 39391 N Lodge Road, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17156937)
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    5 beds,  6 baths
    4,755 sqft   lot 10,202 sqft
    MLS EV17156937
  22. Photo of 1072 Cherokee Street, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 217019098DA)
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    6 beds,  4 baths
    2,848 sqft   lot 4,940 sqft
    MLS 217019098DA
  23. Photo of 39391 North Lodge Road, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3173391)
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    5 beds,  5.5 baths
    4,755 sqft   lot 10,202 sqft
    MLS 3173391
  24. Photo of 1059 Fawnskin Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3173321)
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    3 beds,  1 bath
    918 sqft   lot 10,044 sqft
    MLS 3173321
  25. Photo of 39474 Cline Miller Place, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # PW18003368)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,513 sqft   lot 15,000 sqft
    MLS PW18003368
  26. Photo of 39474 Clinemiller Place, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3173197)
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    6 beds,  3 baths
    1,513 sqft   lot 15,000 sqft
    MLS 3173197
  27. Photo of 39085 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3171844)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    4,216 sqft   lot 25,630 sqft
    MLS 3171844
  28. Photo of 39413 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # EV17099083)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,476 sqft   lot 7,260 sqft
    MLS EV17099083
  29. Photo of 39413 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3171809)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,476 sqft   lot 7,260 sqft
    MLS 3171809
  30. Photo of 38552 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333 (MLS # 3171438)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,675 sqft   lot 6,849 sqft
    MLS 3171438
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