• County Board of Supervisors delays 3rd District selection December 13, 2018
    Five candidates for the vacant seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will have to wait a few more days for a board decision. According to Lauren Welch, clerk of the board, on Dec. 12 the board received…
  • Putz chosen to lead Big Bear Lake City Council December 13, 2018
    There’s a new mayor in town. At the Dec. 10 regular meeting of the Big Bear Lake City Council, Randall Putz was chosen by council members as mayor for 2019. Rick Herrick was elected mayor pro tem by his peers.…
  • Units respond to traffic collision on Highway 38 December 12, 2018
    One person is injured, another is reportedly missing after an SUV overturned 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks on Highway 38 Wednesday, Dec. 12.
  • Forest Service plans pile burns in Big Bear area December 12, 2018
    If you see smoke in the sky to the east or south of Big Bear Valley during the next few days, don’t worry. The San Bernardino National Forest fire crews are conducting pile burns.
  • Toy drive for military families December 12, 2018
    The American Legion Riders Chapter 584 is holding a Christmas toy drive to help support the Armed Forces YMCA that helps at least 250 families that are stationed at Twentynine Palms.
  • ESL bids on Sears Holdings stores December 12, 2018
    There is a long way to go before the Sears Holdings bankruptcy issue reaches a conclusion. But for now, there is some good news for Big Bear Lake Kmart employees and shoppers.
  • Bill Jahn makes supervisor short list December 12, 2018
    First there were 48. Then 13. Now, after a full day of interviews and discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has whittled the list of potential appointees to the 3rd District to five.
  • Conversion to First Foundation complete December 12, 2018
    First Foundation Bank is here to stay. The ATM machines are gone for good.


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.