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:)
  • Smoke from Sand Fire visible in Big Bear July 23, 2016
    The Sand Fire, which started July 22 at 2:14 p.m. near the northbound Highway 14 and Sand Canyon Road area west of Agua Dulce near the Angeles National Forest. Smoke from this fire is visible in the sky in the…
  • Big Bear Boulevard construction schedule July 26-29 July 23, 2016
    Bear Valley Electric Service continues its project to relocate power lines underground on Big Bear Boulevard. Due to the construction, there are lane closures along the road during the project.
  • Water district discusses lake health and drought during special meeting July 22, 2016
    The Big Bear Municipal Water District held a special meeting with its board of directors July 20.
  • Water district votes to list Catalina Road property July 22, 2016
    The Big Bear Municipal Water District board of directors unanimously approved listing the district’s Catalina Road property during the July 21 meeting, well, the ones who could vote anyway.
  • 17 Big Bear seats up for election July 20, 2016
    The filing period for those interested in running for office opened July 18. Potential candidates have until Aug. 12 to throw their hats in the ring.
  • United Way sponsors school supply drive July 20, 2016
    Arrowhead United Way’s mission is to support education by providing learning supplies for disadvantaged students whose academic success is threatened by poverty. The organization’s annual school supply drive goes through Monday, July 25.
  • Elks honor Big Bear firefighters July 20, 2016
    July 12 was a festive occasion at the Big Bear Lake Elks Lodge #1787. The lodge hosted a Firefighters Appreciation Dinner for the Valley’s firefighters with more than 60 people in attendance.
  • Huge crowds tour Big Bear xeriscape gardens July 20, 2016
    Bark beetles were the culprits. Carl and Cassandra Long can thank those culprits for a garden fit for entertaining with a tag from the Big Bear Fire Department as being Firewise.


Many parks and picnic areas are available for residents and visitors to Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City, Fawnskin, Sugarloaf, and other areas in this beautiful mountain community. Public parks in the area offer tot lots, picnic tables, sports equipment like basketball hoops, and more. Some parks even host beaches and rentals for parties.


Miller Park 1178 Chickasaw in Fawnskin, CA 92333
Over an acre, this park offers a play ground, basketball court, tennis court, picnic areas, and both outdoor and portable restrooms. Onsite is also the original Big Bear school house. Available for rent: 10,000 square feet of park space and School House.

Rotary Park at Pine Knot Pine Knot Ave. at Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA
Small playground and beach area right by the post office. Ducks often gather in the area, and there are benches and small walking paths.

The Ranch 2050 Erwin Ranch Rd., Big Bear City, CA 92314
Offers a 13.8 acre facility, tennis courts, hockey arena, soccer fields, basketball court, volleyball court. swimming pool, four cabins (Sleep twenty-four), and dining Hall for meals and meetings. Entire facility is available for Rent.

Erwin Lake Park 1140 Hatchery Dr., Big Bear City (Erwin Lake), CA 92314
This facility is over an acre and offers a play lot, volleyball court, walking path, group picnic pavilion, and portable restrooms. Available for rent: 10,000 square feet of park space and Picnic Pavilion.

Meadow Park 41220 Park Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
This 16-acre area includes a public swimming area with lifeguards on one side. In another area of the park are tennis courts, volleyball court, horse shoes, 2 lighted ball fields, play lot, group picnic pavilion, group picnic grove, restrooms. Available for rent: 10,000 square feet of park space and Picnic Pavilion.

Ski Beach Park 41216 Park Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
These grounds are 2 acres and include a play lot, lake access, fishing pier, and restrooms. Available for rent: 10,000 square feet of park space.

Sugarloaf Park 44828 Baldwin Lane, Sugarloaf, CA 92386
This 6-acre facility provides a ball park, skate park, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, playground, group picnic pavilion, and restrooms. Available for rent: 10,000 square feet of park space and Picnic Pavilion.


Aspen Glen Picnic Area 40101 Mill Creek Rd.,  San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315This facility includes a picnic area, multiple barbecue areas and fire pits. Benches, tables, and restrooms also available. Good area for hiking. Parking requires an Adventure Pass (they can be purchased annually or daily).

Grout Bay Picnic Area 1/4 mile west of Fawnskin on Hwy. 38, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
This picnic area offers beautiful views of the lake and Snow Summit in a quiet setting right off the main highway. After a little walk along the shore, you reach an area where you can sit and admire the stunning landscape.

Dana’s Point Picnic Area 9369 North Shore Dr.,  Fawnskin, CA 92333
This 6-acre facility offers restrooms, picnic areas, and lake access. Available for rent: 10,000 square feet of park space.