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Flying to Lake Arrowhead

The closest option is flying into the Ontario International Airport (ONT), which is only a 1-hour drive (45 miles) to Lake Arrowhead. You can also fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), from many US and international cities, and Lake Arrowhead is approximately 100 miles east (2-3 hours). Other nearby airports (within ~2-hour drive) are San Diego, Anaheim, Pasadena, and John Wayne – Orange County.

Shuttle Service to Lake Arrowhead

If you are flying and prefer to NOT rent a car, there are 2 shuttle options that I can recommend (best prices and service).  They are:

Black Tie Limousine Inc., owned by Dennis Savard, 949-859-8590, email admin@blacktielimousine.net.  He quoted one-way prices from LAX (including gratuity) as:  2-3 pp $249, 4-5 pp $279, and 6 pp $339.

Lake Arrowhead Car Services, http://www.lakearrowheadcarservices.com, 909-747-2343, email lalacs909@gmail.com.  They quoted one-way prices from LAX (not including gratuity) as:  2-3 pp $200, and 4-5 pp $320.

Want to Car-Pool?

If you want to car-pool with other meeting attendees, please email Vanessa.George@lasp.colorado.edu.  Indicate if you want to be a driver or a passenger, what airport you are flying into, and your arrival information (date/time).  Vanessa will match people up if possible.

Driving to Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Your destination: 850 Willow Creek Road, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352.
Visit the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center website for more information: http://lakearrowheadconferencecenter.ucla.edu/about/directions/.  Much of the trip is highway driving, but please note that when you get nearer to the mountains and smaller roads your GPS might cut in and out.

From Los Angeles: Freeway 10 east to the 215 north; take Freeway 210 east (Mountain Resorts). Exit at Waterman Avenue and turn left (north) at the signal. Continue straight. Waterman Avenue turns into Highway 18. Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles in the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for about 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign (continuation of Highway 173). You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see the UCLA Conference Center sign, take the very next left onto Willow Creek Road. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.

From Orange County: Freeway 55 north to 91 east: take 215 north to Freeway 210 east (Mountain Resorts). Exit at Waterman Avenue and turn left (North) at signal. Continue forward. Waterman Avenue turns into Highway 18. Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles into the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for approximately 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. This is a continuation of Highway 173. You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see our sign (UCLA Conference Center) take the very next left onto Willow Creek Rd. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.

From San Diego: Freeway 15 to the 215 (just past Rancho California), follow signs north (Riverside/Las Vegas). Continue on 215 north to Freeway 210 east (Mountain Resorts). Exit at Waterman Avenue and turn left (North) at signal. Continue forward. Waterman Avenue turns into Highway 18. Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles into the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for approximately 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. This is a continuation of Highway 173. You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see our sign (UCLA Conference Center) take the very next left onto Willow Creek Rd. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.

From Pasadena / San Fernando Valley Area: Freeway 210 East. Exit Waterman Avenue and turn left (North) at signal. Waterman Avenue turns into Highway 18. Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles into the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for approximately 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. This is a continuation of Highway 173. You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see our sign (UCLA Conference Center) take the very next left onto Willow Creek Rd. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.

From Palm Springs: Freeway 10 west to Freeway 210 west (Mountain Resorts). Exit Waterman Avenue and turn left onto 30th street; to Waterman Avenue, turn right at signal. Waterman Avenue turns in Highway 18. Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles into the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for approximately 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. This is a continuation of Highway 173. You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see our sign (UCLA Conference Center) take the very next left onto Willow Creek Rd. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.