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:)
  • Celebrate independence from fear of speaking June 29, 2016
    If you are afraid to speak up, here is the group for you. Attend the next meeting of Bearly Speaking Toastmasters at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, and learn public speaking techniques in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
  • On the agenda June 29, 2016
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meetings. Dates are subject to change. For complete agendas, visit each agency’s respective website.
  • Zoo receives bobcat cubs June 29, 2016
    They are the newest residents of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. But visitors won’t be able to see the two week-old bobcat cubs. That’s because they are candidates for rehab and release, according to Bob Cisneros, Big Bear Alpine Zoo…
  • CHP to focus on speeding June 29, 2016
    Californians are looking forward to a three-day weekend this year to enjoy Independence Day. The California Highway Patrol urges motorists to slow down and enjoy it responsibly.
  • Class of ’86 hosts reunion June 29, 2016
    The Big Bear High School class of 1986 is planning an alumni event for Sept. 17. The event is open to all BBHS alumni regardless of graduation year. The event is at the Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort at…
  • Story Time and more at the Discovery Center June 29, 2016
    Bring the kids to the Big Bear Discovery Center’s Story Time events Saturday,
  • American Legion Auxiliary hosts mixer June 29, 2016
    A meet and greet mixer is set from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the American Legion Post in Big Bear Lake. Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 584, the mixer is open to the public. Hamburgers…
  • Fireworks display a Big Bear tradition June 29, 2016
    It’s long been considered one of the top Fourth of July fireworks displays in all of Southern California. The Big Bear Fireworks Spectacular put on by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake is set to deliver to more than…


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.