• Starbucks to close all company-owned locations for training May 29 April 18, 2018
    Starbucks Coffee Company announced April 17 it will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in the stores. Training will be provided to…
  • Cox, Allen square off at the county Republican Endorsement Convention April 18, 2018
    The San Bernardino County Republican Party’s central committee tried something new April 14 in Ontario. Members of the party gathered at the Holiday Inn near the airport to hear speeches by a number of state and local government candidates. The…
  • Lighthouse Youth Orchestras dominate Judges Invitational April 18, 2018
    Friday the 13th was a lucky day for the Lighthouse Youth Orchestras. The groups took first place in Middle School Orchestra and High School Orchestra at the Judges Invitational Competition, a special event of the Forum Music Festivals held at…
  • Nottinghams hosts Rose Parade fundraiser April 18, 2018
    Big Bear has been accepted into the 2019 Tournament of Roses.
  • Shooting fun fair in Lucerne Valley April 28 April 18, 2018
    Spend a day at the Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Shooting Range April 28. It’s the High Desert Shooting Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Documentary screens at Whispering Pines April 18, 2018
    The award-winning documentary “Take Back Your Power — the Truth About Smart Meters” is back for a second screening after a successful first showing a few weeks ago. The 83-minute program on smart meters will be shown at Whispering Pines…
  • Women’s Connection celebrates spring April 18, 2018
    The next Women’s Connection luncheon’s theme is spring picnics and lemonade. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 25 at the The Lodge at Big Bear Lake.
  • For our consideration April 18, 2018
    It’s not something that can happen overnight. There are more questions than answers at this stage of the game. Valleywide incorporation has been considered before and failed. Now, some residents believe it is time to reconsider the proposal.


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.