Great Picnic Spots In Big Bear Lake
Enjoy a picnic lakefront surrounded by the scenic beauty of Big Bear Lake. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors is a perfect way to create memories.
All picnic areas listed are open year-round.
1. Boulder Bay Park
39148 Big Bear Blvd
This lakefront city park has spectacular views of iconic Boulder Bay. The area includes tables, a gazebo, a fishing pier, lake access, public restrooms, and a parking lot. Lay a blanket in the grass and enjoy the day! A paved walkway makes the area accessible for wagons, strollers and wheelchairs. Kayak rentals and a general store are within walking distance.
2. Happy Hills Trail Picnic Area
39707 Big Bear Blvd
Tall pines and wildflowers dot this paved walkway offering a shaded and quiet picnic area with tables and trash bins. Accessible for wagons, strollers, and wheelchairs. Parking available on the west end of the Big Bear City Hall.
3. Aspen Glen Picnic Area
40105 Mill Creek Rd
This wooded picnic area includes a fire ring, tables, BBQs, parking, and restrooms. Access the Pineknot Trail from here and enjoy a little hiking after your picnic. Parking at Aspen Glen requires a $5 Adventure Pass available for purchase at the Big Bear Visitors Center or the Discovery Center.
4. Rotary Park
481 Bartlett Rd
This lakefront park near the Village includes tables, benches, a playground, restrooms, and a grassy area to spread out a blanket for a picnic or relaxing and enjoying the views. Park in the Bartlett Parking Lot and walk to access Rotary Park.
5. Veteran’s Park
40870 Big Bear Blvd
This lakefront park is an homage to our nation's military heroes. Tables and benches surround a grassy area. The paved walking path is accessible for wagons, strollers, and wheelchairs. Parking available in the Community Church lot or in The Village. Restrooms on site.
6. Meadow Park/Ski Beach
41220 Park Ave
A lakefront city park with a fishing dock, tennis courts, lighted ball fields, a playground, tables, a dog park and restrooms. Parking available.
7. Juniper Point
41365 North Shore Dr
This picnic area sits lakeside. Tables and BBQ’s are shaded under juniper trees. A rocky path leads to the lake. The paved Alpine Pedal Path connects to the area and offers a place to walk, run, or bike. Area accessible for wagons, strollers, and wheelchairs from the parking lot. Restrooms on site. Parking requires a $5 Adventure Pass available at the Big Bear Visitor Center or the Discovery Center.
8. Meadow’s Edge Picnic Area
40751 North Shore Ln
A lakeside, forested area with tables, BBQs, restrooms, and parking. Nearby kayak, paddleboard, and bike rentals at Paddles & Pedals and the Alpine Pedal Path connects to the area. Accessible for wagons, strollers, bikes, and wheelchairs. This area requires a $5 Adventure Pass available at the Big Bear Visitor Center or the Discovery Center.
9. Dana Point Park
39369 North Shore Drive
Shaded picnic tables, BBQs, restrooms, parking, and lake access. Close to Captain John’s Marina for boat, paddleboard, kayak, or canoe rentals.