• Webb wins CIF Southern Section title November 22, 2014
    Caleb Webb is going to state. The Big Bear senior won the Southern Section Division 4 cross-country title Nov. 22 to qualifying for the State Championships.  Webb won with a time of 14 minutes, 42 sec
  • Resorts set to open November 22, 2014
    Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are ready to open. Big Bear's mountain resorts have been making snow in preparation for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season.
  • Big Bear bows out of playoffs November 22, 2014
    The Big Bear football season came to an end Nov. 21 in Templeton with a 34-28 loss to the Northern League champions.
  • Main phone lines down at Bear Valley Community Hospital November 21, 2014
    The Bear Valley Community Hospital is experiencing a temporary telephone system failure Friday, Nov. 21. According to the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District website, they hope to have it repair
  • Chains required November 21, 2014
    A light dusting of snow overnight brought out the need for chains or snow tires on Highway 18 from just north of Highway 330 to the Big Bear Dam.
  • Sugarloaf woman pleads guilty to child abduction charges November 21, 2014
    Melissa Epperly, 32, of Sugarloaf, will spend time in jail for keeping her young son from his father for more than a year.
  • Two beloved board members say goodbye November 20, 2014
    Al Waner and Randy Putz are taking their final bows as members of the Bear Valley Unified School District board of directors tonight. 
  • Winter is on its way November 19, 2014
    No snow is falling from the bright blue skies, but thanks to Santa Ana wind conditions that brought cold, dry temperatures, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain have been making snow. As long as weather cond


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.