• PENI gang member arrested in Big Bear August 20, 2019
    Following a routine compliance check, Big Bear deputies arrested member of the PENI gang in Sugarloaf. PENI is Public Enemy No. 1, a street gang that originated in Long Beach.
  • Planners consider hotel renovation project August 19, 2019
    The owners of Marina Resort have big plans. They are asking the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission to give a thumbs up to the renovation plans for the lakefront hotel.
  • Quick response to control Bluff Fire August 18, 2019
    You could smell the smoke in Boulder Bay before you could see it. The Bluff Fire was reported at approximately 12:15 p.m. Aug. 18 and firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, CalFire and Big Bear Fire…
  • Smoke reported near Bluff Lake south of Big Bear Lake August 18, 2019
    Firefighters are responding to a report of smoke near Bluff Lake above Castle Rock Trail south of Big Bear Lake Sunday, Aug. 18. Units from CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service and Big Bear Fire Authority are responding to the…
  • Bear Valley Electric does its part in wildfire prevention August 16, 2019
    Wildfire season is here. While this year's season thus far has been somewhat mild in comparison to recent years, fire officials are reminding the public to be aware and prepared.
  • Bob Cisneros speaks in Sugarlof August 16, 2019
    The Sugarloaf Property Owners Association meeting on Aug. 24 features the Big Bear Alpine Zoo curator as the guest speaker.
  • Invasive goldspotted oak borer found in Big Bear August 16, 2019
    CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service have a message for Big Bear. Don’t purchase firewood or transport it from other areas into Big Bear. The wood can carry an invasive species that attacks oak trees.
  • Parking restrictions in place in Big Bear Lake August 15, 2019
    Paving project within the city of Big Bear Lake began in mid July and will continue until October.

Swimming

Swim Beach at Meadow Park

Swim Beach at Meadow Park is the only public swimming area at Big Bear Lake, CA. This is a white sandy beach with barbecues, a picnic area, showers, and lifeguard supervision.  Season passes are offered by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. This area is on Park Avenue at the west end. There is a small charge per person (about $1-$5 depending on age).

Meadow Park
41220 Park Ave.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Telephone: 909-866-9700
www.bigbearparks.com

This park is over 16 acres large with 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.