Recreation and Activities

Whether you plan to visit Big Bear in July or December (or somewhere in-between), there are dozens of activities for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Take a look at just some of the four-season recreation that Big Bear has to offer.

Lake Activities

From kayaking to parasailing and everything in between, there truly is something for everyone to do on Big Bear Lake. The lake is open for boating and on-lake activities from April through October. Check out the details here.

Explore the Forest

Big Bear`s forest areas can be enjoyed while hiking, biking, from horseback, or in a 4x4. Each activity provides a different perspective. How would you like to explore the forest?

Family Fun

So you brought the family to Big Bear Lake, now what? Sometimes, finding an activity that everyone will enjoy is the hardest part of the trip. Check out this list of Family-Friendly, fun activities that will help make your getaway one to remember!

Learn About Nature

Big Bear Lake and the surrounding San Bernardino National Forest are full of wildlife. Learn more about our native critters by visiting our Zoo or taking a tour at the Discovery Center.

Relax and Unwind

Looking for a way to de-stress here in Big Bear Lake? From a private in-cabin massage to a unique wine tasting flight, here is the information you need to relax and unwind.

Winter Fun

Big Bear Lake is a true Winter Wonderland. Join us and experience world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding, see the back-country from cross-country skis or snow shoes, or snow tube down groomed runs. It`s all right here.