Dog Friendly Big Bear

Welcome to Pet-Friendly Big Bear Lake! Where Adventure Awaits You and Your Furry Friends

Your Pet-Friendly Guide to Big Bear Lake

Trails Tailored for Tails

Big Bear Lake is surrounded by national forest, offering a treasure trove of trails for you and your pet to explore. From scenic vistas along Castle Rock Trail to the tranquil shores of the Alpine Pedal Path, every step is an adventure. Remember to keep your pet leashed and to pack out what you pack in, ensuring these trails remain pristine for fellow adventurers.

Dine with Your Canine

Big Bear Lake warmly welcomes your furry family members on many restaurant and café patios. Several local eateries offer not only water but also dog menus to order for your pooch. From casual eateries to bakeries and coffee shops, you'll find the perfect spot to relax and refuel with your companion by your side.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

After a day of adventures, rest easy in one of Big Bear Lake’s many pet-friendly lodgings. Choose from quaint cabins, luxurious lodges, or comfortable hotels, all ready to welcome your pet with open arms.

Dog Welcoming Recreation

Enjoy a day on the lake with your pup, or visit one of the dog parks in the valley for some purely dog-centric fun.

Tips For a Paw-some Stay

Pet Safety

Dogs make great companions but be sure you're prepped to keep them safe from poor weather, rugged terrain, excessive heat, and wildlife that are common in the area.

Stay Leashed

Keep your pets leashed in public areas and along trails to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors.

Trail Etiquette

Always clean up after your pet and dispose of waste properly.

Be Prepared

Pack enough water, food, and treats for your adventures, and never leave pets unattended in vehicles or in yards - even fenced yards.

Check Rules & Regulations

Some areas may have specific pet policies; it’s always a good idea to check before you go.

Dog Friendly Transportation

The Big Bear Free Trolley allows for leashed dogs to ride with their human companions.

Local Pet Services

Big Bear Lake is home to dog parks, pet shops, grooming services, and veterinary care to ensure your pet’s needs are met, no matter how far from home you are.