Things to Do

Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s top four-season mountain lake escape. The jewel of the San Bernardino Mountains charms visitors with a variety of experiences all year long.

Lake season fun ranges from fishing, boating, and kayaking, to stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, and wakeboarding. Twenty-two miles of shoreline also invite visitors to layout in the sun, or enjoy a lakeside picnic with sweeping views.

The pine forests surrounding Big Bear Lake offer miles of trails through changing landscapes. Hikers of all skill levels will marvel at scenic views and native wildlife. For serious adventurers, take to four wheels on one of the many off-road trails.

Big Bear's unparalleled slopes and terrain parks at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are a haven for skiers and snowboarders. But, there's more to Big Bear than its top-quality slopes. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and venture into the forest.

Welcome to Big Bear, it's time to explore it all at your mountain lake escape!