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:)
  • Work on Arctic Circle finishes ahead of schedule October 18, 2017
    Caltrans’ winter preparation maintenance work on State Route 18 in the Arctic Circle nears completion one week ahead of schedule. Work is expected to be finished Thursday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. according to a press release from Caltrans.
  • Spa offers day of free services for cancer patients October 18, 2017
    As part of Sparks of Light Day, Elevations Day Spa in Big Bear Lake will offer free services for cancer patients on Nov. 6. The spa offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures for participants based on availability.
  • Emergency alerts available for residents October 18, 2017
    With fires raging in Northern California with many casualties, now is the time to update emergency information. Residents in San Bernardino County are urged to sign up for emergency alerts via text message and Voiceover Internet Protocol. Features of the…
  • Sierra Club holds final meeting of 2017 October 18, 2017
    Head over to the Big Bear Discovery Center, Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. for the final Sierra Club Big Bear Group meeting of the year.
  • DOVES recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 18, 2017
    On Thursday, Oct. 19, DOVES encourages the community to participate in Purple Thursday by wearing or displaying purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. Share a photo using the hashtag #PurpleThursday on social media.
  • On the Agenda October 18, 2017
    The public can stay informed by attending and participating in local government meetings. Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to meetings. Dates are subject to change with proper advance notification. For complete agendas, visit each agency’s respective website.
  • Service commemorates Reformation October 18, 2017
    The Shepherd in the Pines Lutheran Church in Big Bear Lake holds a special anniversary service, “Reformation 2017 — It’s Still All About Jesus!”
  • Complaint prevents hangar rate talk October 18, 2017
    Big Bear Airport Director Joseph Kelly has filed a complaint against three of his colleagues.


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.