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:)
  • Resorts prepped for opening Friday, Dec. 8 December 8, 2017
    Although the ski season is getting a little bit of a late start, Big Bear Mountain Resort General Manager Wade Reeser said he’s optimistic they have a great season ahead.
  • Construction equipment tips, Big Bear Boulevard closed most of the day December 7, 2017
    Around 9 a.m. Dec. 6, Conklin Auto Shop owner Jim Conklin heard a crash while standing outside his shop on Big Bear Boulevard in the Red Ant Hill area of Big Bear Lake. Paving equipment flipped on its side on…
  • Firefighters checking on report of smoke on North Shore December 6, 2017
    UPDATE: 12:41 p.m., Dec. 6. The Delamar incident was located in the forest north of Big Bear Lake by use of helicopter. The fire was in a small area and the full rate of spread has been halted. A small…
  • Recovering in Fawnskin December 6, 2017
    Brandon Dufault’s life changed in an instant Oct. 12. The 2012 Big Bear High School graduate was the victim of a shooting in Aliso Viejo. The attack claimed the lives of his landlords — Douglas Ferguson and Lisa Consenza —…
  • American Legion hosts kids holiday party December 6, 2017
    Attention all Big Bear Valley children ages 2 to 12. The annual American Legion Children’s Holiday Party is Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake.
  • Future of funds from Bear City Park sale are unknown December 6, 2017
    It’s been eight months since the sale of Bear City Park to the Big Bear Airport District. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District is moving closer to a decision on how to use the funds from the sale.
  • Hospital employees practice what they preach December 6, 2017
    The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is going meatless, on Mondays at least.
  • Forest Service sets winter burning December 6, 2017
    The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement prescribed burning operations on the San Bernardino National Forest in the upcoming months as conditions allow.


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.