• Big Bear Kmart not on latest list of closures October 19, 2018
    With the announcement that Sears Holdings was filing for bankruptcy Oct. 15, the question for Big Bear shoppers is — how will this affect the Big Bear Kmart?
  • Fire weather watch in effect October 19, 2018
    The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch that continues through Saturday, Oct. 20, for Orange County and the Inland Empire.
  • Anne Bush departs Planning Commission after 11 years October 19, 2018
    The flag salute was over and the roll called. Soon Anne Bush arrived at the part of the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission’s agenda where, as chairman of the board, she reads over the meeting’s presentations.
  • MWD election goes on as scheduled October 19, 2018
    Contrary to what you may have heard in the past 24 hours about an election cancellation for the Big Bear Municipal Water District Division 2 board member, the election is still a go. That’s according to Melissa Eichman, public information…
  • LifeStream returns to Big Bear October 17, 2018
    Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. The LifeStream bus is in Big Bear for a community blood drive Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Starbucks.
  • Moonridge residents want advance notice October 17, 2018
    The sun once shined directly into Allen and Karen Grossman’s Moonridge home, making the need for daytime lights unnecessary.
  • Early voting open for the statewide general election October 17, 2018
    Voting in the Nov. 6 election has begun at the county of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters office.
  • Dreams and fantasies on tour October 17, 2018
    What are you doing New Year’s Day 2019? If you are like millions across the country, you are parked in front of the TV, coffee in hand, maybe a pastry or two, maybe even Bloody Mary, watching the Tournament of…


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.