• Sugarloaf Fire Station saved from closure — for now April 18, 2019
    After three-plus hours of comments, concerns and rallies of keep our station open, Big Bear Fire Department will do just that. The Big Bear Fire Authority board voted to pursue budget option C, which will keep the Sugarloaf Fire Station…
  • Prep sports calendars belong to Bear Backers April 17, 2019
    Somebody may be misrepresenting themselves as Big Bear High School sports calendar representatives. Bear Backers wants the public and businesses to know their group is the only group working with the high school to produce sports calendars.
  • On the agenda April 17, 2019
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Check each agency’s website for a copy of the latest meeting agenda and supporting documents, and minutes from previous meetings. Or call each individual agency for more…
  • And then there were four April 17, 2019
    Big Bear residents are feeling like indulging grandparents this week. Shadow and Jackie are parents.
  • Celebrate the Earth in Big Bear Valley April 17, 2019
    Reduce, reuse, recycle and respect. Earth Day is Monday, April 22. But in keeping with the slogan that Earth Day is every day, Earth Day events take place throughout the holiday weekend. Attend one or all and show your support…
  • Big Bear elementary schools host kindergarten enrollment events April 17, 2019
    Bear Valley Unified School District has set early enrollment events at its elementary schools for kindergarten and TK. Meet the principal, receive enrollment materials and information, and tour the school. Parents may bring their children and family to the program.
  • Big Bear Fire revisits budget options April 17, 2019
    On April 17, at 4:30 p.m. the Big Bear Fire Station will open its doors for a budget workshop. The meeting of the Big Bear Fire Authority board is open to the public, and it’s expected that Big Bear residents…
  • Use public transit for free April 17, 2019
    Mountain Transit celebrates Earth Day with free rides.


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.