Big Bear Lake Parks and Picnic Area Guide
Planning a getaway to Big Bear Lake and want to get outside and breathe in the crisp mountain air? So pack your picnic basket and head up to the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains any time of year. Big Bear Lake Parks and Picnic Area Guide will help you to find a place to enjoy parks, picnic areas, and expansive views from our valley’s endless list of places to enjoy the great outdoors! But don’t let your guard down, rattlesnakes, bears, coyotes and more creatures share this valley. So be sure to use caution when enjoying the great outdoors but remember to have fun!
Because we are nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, we are home to many wind species. Did you know that Big Bear lake has 8 different micro climates? This means that you can enjoy many different species of wildlife, plant life, and scenery from all various recreation areas across town. We hope this guide helps you find the perfect place to set up day camp and take it all in!
No matter where you are in Big Bear there is a park or picnic area near by! Whether you are on the North Shore, in Big Bear City, or right near town, let our Destination Big Bear Guide to Parks and Picnic Areas help you navigate the valley and find your happy place!
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Here’s Destination Big Bear’s Guide to Parks and Picnic Areas in Big Bear Lake
Located at 41220 Park Ave. Big Bear Lake CA 92315 (EAST)
This park features picnic tables, a basketball court, sand volleyball court, tennis courts, playground equipment and the Parks and Recreation Baseball Fields. A covered Gazebo for events is available for reservation at the Parks and Recreation Building.
Bark Park (Meadow Park Dog Park)
Located at 41220 Park Ave. Big Bear Lake CA 92315 (Between 2 Parks)
This park features a small dog breed area with benches, small dog obstacles, complimentary waste bags & waste bins. The large dog area features the same amenities and a faucet with dog bowls for clean doggy drinking water. Completely filled with sand & equipped with safety entrances with multiple entry gates. Within walking distance of Ski Beach Pier. Dogs must be leashed until within the gate. Friendly dogs ONLY.
Ski Beach Park (Pier Park)
Located at 41220 Park Ave. Big Bear Lake CA 92315 (WEST)
This park features a large grass area, perfect for watching the seasonal fireworks shows. Picnic tables by the lake, a long jetty to walk out on, a pier overlooking the lake, playground equipment and a swing set. Seasonally open restroom facilities are available on site.
Rotary Pine Knot Park
Located at 481 Bartlett Rd. Big Bear Lake CA 92315
This park is near the Big Bear Lake Village and features picnic tables with a lake view, a winding walking path, playground equipment and seasonally open restroom facilities. It’s behind the post office on Pine Knot Ave. and is open year round. Walk out to the water or ponder life on the many, lake-facing benches.
Located at 40870 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake CA 92315
This park is also near the Big Bear Lake Village and features picnic tables with a lake view, a winding walking path around the grass, a large Gazebo and plaques honoring our veterans. Seasonally open restroom facilities. Located next to the Community Church, this park also has a small skate park across the parking lot. Within walking distance of the village and restaurants. Visit Big Bear hosts seasonal free concerts at this park. Check out past concerts HERE!
Boulder Bay Park
Located at 39080 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake CA 92315
This park is between the Big Bear Lake Village and the Dam. It features picnic tables with a lake view, a winding walking path around the grass, a large Gazebo and a pier overlooking the water and Boulder Bay. Seasonally open restroom facilities are available on site. Great for fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. This bay is perfect for family gatherings. Carpooling is suggested because of the small parking lot.
Miller Park (Fawnskin)
Located at 1178 Chicksaw Rd. Fawnskin CA 92333
This park is tucked away in a residential neighborhood on the West end of the North Shore side of town. It features picnic tables, tennis courts, a basketball court and a winding walking path, playground equipment and seasonally open restroom facilities. It’s up the street from the Fawnskin fire station. There is an events building at Miller Park available for reservations at Parks & Rec located at Meadow Park.
Sugarloaf Park & Skate Park
Located at 44866 Baldwin Ln. Big Bear City CA 92314
This park is by the High School and Baldwin Elementary School. Right behind the Sugarloaf Fire Station. It features a large skate park/bike park, baseball field, picnic tables, a basketball court, adult work out & playground equipment and seasonally open restroom facilities. It’s one of the three parks on the east side of town.
Juniper Point (North Shore)
Located at 41365 North Shore Dr. Big Bear City CA 92314
This picnic area is located on the North Shore Pedal Path. It is half way from the East Boat Ramp to the Discovery Center and is a local favorite for it’s picturesque views of the slopes and convenient location on the walking path. It features picnic tables, wildflowers, boardwalks overlooking the meadows and lake, gorgeous sunsets, fishing, and communal BBQ Pits. Seasonally open restrooms are available on site. You must have an Adventure Pass to park at this picnic area. It’s one of the three designated picnic areas on the North Shore. East Boat Ramp and Meadows Edge being the two other picnic area options.
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