About this Site

This site was created by a mom, teacher, and writer who loves to visit Big Bear Lake, California! I wanted one site with all the info needed for our family trips--news, attractions, addresses, links, and phone numbers. Hopefully it's helpful to other visitors too:)
  • Gas outage in Big Bear City September 28, 2016
    Approximately 50 Southwest Gas customers were affected when a natural gas outage occurred at around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28. The outage occurred on Rainbow Boulevard between Pinon Drive and Bear Horn Drive in Big Bear City, said Sonya Headen, media…
  • Candidates host mixer September 28, 2016
    Two candidates running for office on two Valley boards are teaming up to host a meet and greet mixer Wednesday, Oct. 5.
  • Sheriff's Log September 28, 2016
    Sept. 19
  • Join DOVES and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes September 28, 2016
    DOVES, the Domestic Violence Education and Services organization, hosts its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march Oct. 2 at noon.
  • Community Emergency Response Team offers course September 28, 2016
    A new session of CERT training begins Oct. 17 in Big Bear City.
  • A business welcome September 28, 2016
    Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment hosts a Homecoming Sunday Celebration Oct. 2 following regular Sunday services. The event is a thank you to honor Big Bear businesses that have donated to the center. Past, present and new members are…
  • Light up Fawnskin for the holidays September 28, 2016
    The North Shore Improvement Association is taking orders for lighted Christmas reindeer. The reindeer can be used by Fawnskin homeowners and businesses to brighten the town of Fawnskin during December.
  • Closures, delays on North Shore Drive, Stanfield Cutoff for race September 28, 2016
    The Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon/5K/10K foot race presented by The Robinhood Resort is Saturday, Oct. 1. To ensure the safety of runners and motorists, several road closures are required during the race.


Love the outdoors? Big Bear mountain in California (CA) is a region with fun year-round activities for families, couples, and individuals who like the outdoors, arts and crafts, and gorgeous scenery. This area is popular for camping on both private and public campgrounds, skiing, summer lake vacations, and year-round outdoor sports that draw visitors from all over. The official name of the cities in this area are Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City. In this mountainous area, there are many villages, lakes, and cities that people visit from all over the country. The area is best known for outdoor activities like boating and fishing on and around the lake, as well as winter sports of all kinds (skiing, snowboarding, and more). Great area activities include:

  • Big Bear Camping: This area offers tent sites, RV sites, group campgrounds and more. Many campsites have lake access, fishing, boating, along with outstanding hiking and biking trails.
  • Swimming: Swim at Meadow Park beach or at lakeside areas all over, including camp sites, hotels, condos, and lake homes.
  • Zoo: Visit the Moonridge Animal Park, a small zoo that rehabilitates animals and helps with species survival efforts. Don’t forget to see the petting zoo at Baldwin Stables too.
  • Alpine Slide: In the winter, it’s a sled down a windy tunnel, but in the summer, it becomes a water slide! Any time of year, it’s fun for kids and adults.
  • Snow Play: An area for snow inner tubing. Real snow falls, but when in need, they make fake snow here too. This tubing area is right beside the Alpine Slide–they share a parking lot.

Though winter sports made the area well-known, tourists also enjoy this area for summer camping and past-times. There are three lakes in this region (and more in neighboring areas like Lake Arrowhead and Crestline), and a number of boats available for rent. Finding a marina or boat rental is as simple as driving by the lake–you will see them in easy view. Fishing is an extremely popular sport here. Large and small mouth bass, crappie, trout, bluegill, and more. Bait shops are easy to find–they are everywhere! Summers are hot but breezy in the evening. In the winter, the region becomes a snowy, white wonderland. For this reason, when visiting in winter, be sure to check:

  • Local Weather: Here find the temperature, forecasts, precipitation, and more.
  • Snow Report: Skiiers, snowboarders, and snow tubers, this one’s for you.
  • Road Conditions: Check these links to learn about road closures and other information.

This area is known to tourists and residents alike for fun village shopping, festivals and events, and weather like nowhere else in Southern California. This area offers other past-times, excellent dining and restaurants, as well as friendly neighbors and great schools. When you come, see the main cities, but be sure to stop by neighboring Fawnskin, Sugarloaf, and Holcomb Valley as well. The three area lakes include Baldwin Lake, Erwin Lake, and Lake Williams. Come visit!