Green Valley Lake History


 Green Valley Lake was created in 1926  with the construction of the dam. It all started in 1892 when the Bear Valley Wagon Road Company ran their toll road through the valley. A perfect area for the toll station and an eleven room toll house . During the summers Ben Pitts collected toll fees and supplied hot meals and lodging for travelers heading towards Big Bear. In 1903 the Tillitt Family took over the toll house buisness which also included the General Store , The Garage and also maintained the roads . In 1911 the county purchases the toll road . In 1912 Green Valley Lake is clear cut except the Tillitt Family homestead which is now the campground . in 1915 the Trading Post and Gas Station are built next to the toll house . Mr. Tillitt improves the Fawnskin Rd to Big Bear . In 1923 Highway 18 to Big Bear  is completed , nicknamed the Artic Circle . This cuts off Green Valley Lake . In 1924

Harry McMullen had the idea of creating a dam and resort.  The dam was finished in 1926

creating the eleven acre  lake that is now fed by rain , snow melt and natural springs . This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy yourself . Whether it is for a vacation or full time living , Green Valley Lake has something to offer everyone . So come and get away , you deserve it.............................


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Tonja Graff


Bio: I have been in the real estate business as a licensed agent for 15 years. As a native to the Green Valley Lake area, I am very familiar with the area market and its many quirks. I love helping people find the property that suits them best, and there's nothing more rewarding to me than a satisfied customer. So let me help you make your dreams come true.


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