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:)
  • Light up Fawnskin for the holidays October 19, 2016
    Missed the deadline to order a reindeer through the North Shore Improvement Association? Don’t worry. The group is still taking orders for lighted Christmas reindeer. The reindeer can be used by Fawnskin homeowners and businesses to brighten the town of…
  • Sheriff's Log October 19, 2016
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  • The complicated path to health coverage October 19, 2016
    Health insurance can be a tricky subject, especially in a rural place like Big Bear Valley. Luckily there are options for residents whether you have Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Medicare or Covered California.
  • On the agenda October 19, 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.
  • Proposed cell tower site on Forest Service list October 19, 2016
    Projects are a large part U.S. Forest Service business, and that includes the San Bernardino National Forest. The Forest Service Schedule of Proposed Actions, or SOPA, is a list of proposals and projects being considered by the Forest Service.
  • Caltrans sets road construction schedule for the week of Oct. 16 October 19, 2016
    Various projects are ongoing on state highways in the Big Bear Valley area as Caltrans prepares for the winter season. Here are a few
  • Dining on a starry, starry night October 19, 2016
    DOVES, the Domestic Violence Education & Services nonprofit organization, hosts its annual gala fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 22. Starry Starry Night is a special night of dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions at Community Church Big Bear.
  • Collaboration for early literacy event October 19, 2016
    It’s time to lend an ear because The Mom & Dad Project is collaborating with the Big Bear Lake Library for its annual Read for the Record event


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.