• Time for a cold one in Big Bear June 19, 2018
    The July 4 issue of Big Bear Now is the beer issue and we want your opinion. Tell us what, and why you drink beer in Big Bear by taking this 2 minute survey.
  • Fundraiser for Isaac Angulo June 19, 2018
    At the age of 32, Isaac Angulo was diagnosed with progressive primary multiple sclerosis. Now, at age 37, his condition is deteriorating rapidly.
  • School year comes to end in Big Bear June 16, 2018
    Bear Valley Unified School District campuses said goodbye to the 2017-18 school year. Seniors at Big Bear and Chautauqua High Schools were celebrated at graduation ceremonies. Eighth-graders were promoted at Big Bear Middle School, sixth-graders made the leap to middle…
  • Fire reported June 14, 2018
    UPDATE: The commercial structure fire was a washing machine at the Sugar Tub Laundromat in Sugarloaf. No major damage reported, and no injuries. Big Bear Fire Department personnel were on scene and extinguished the fire quickly.
  • Summer college plans for 10 Big Bear students June 13, 2018
    As the 2017-18 school year comes to an end, there are 10 Big Bear Middle School girls making college plans.
  • Learn to dance at the Senior Center June 13, 2018
    Join the fun, make new friends, socialize and learn to dance. Bear Valley Ballroom Dancers meets the first, third and fifth Friday of the month at the Big Bear Valley Senior Center.
  • Sheriff’s Log June 13, 2018
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  • Caltrans preps for bridge work on Route 38 June 13, 2018
    Motorists can expect minor delays on State Route 38 at Mountain Home Creek Bridge from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-30 for bridge maintenance. There will be one-way traffic control and one lane open during the construction period.


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.