With clear blue skies and crisp mountain air, summer in Big Bear is the top choice for a SoCal mountain lake escape. Cool forest trails and a seven-mile lake brimming with activity create the ideal setting for your summer alpine playground. From June through August, average daytime temperatures are around 78 degrees and drop down to about 50 degrees at night.
Experience Big Bear Lake
Spend a day cruising on the lake on a pontoon boat or experience the thrill of water sports with wakeboarding or waterski lessons. Big Bear's six marinas offer every kind of rental you can imagine from kayaks and canoes to pedal boats and paddleboards. For a pure adrenaline rush, grab some friends to hit the water on a couple of jet-skis.
For a more laid-back experience, hop aboard any of our tour boats for a narrated 90-minute cruise on Big Bear Lake. Learn about the history of Big Bear Valley, see the beautiful mountain homes along the lakefront and hear about the celebrities that have made Big Bear their second home.
Fishing at Big Bear Lake is considered some of Southern California's best with trout fishing being the top game! If you want the best tips and tricks for fishing this area, hire a fishing charter to show you the ropes.
SoCal's Biking Capital
Big Bear is a mecca for summertime road cycling and mountain biking! With hundreds of miles of cross country trails and a lift served downhill park, you're sure to find the perfect route for your outdoor adventure.
Adrenaline junkies - advanced and beginners - can take on the downhill tracks at Summit Bike Park. With a variety of set ups, banked turns, bridges, and new trails each year there’s something for riders of all ability levels. Lessons and rentals are available at the resort.
Cross country riders have an endless supply of single-track trails throughout the Valley that are free year-round. Need equipment? Head to Bear Valley Bikes or Goldsmith's Sports to rent the latest in mountain biking gear.
Tour Here, There and Everywhere
Experience Big Bear from every angle when you book a unique tour. Explore off-road with Big Bear Off-Road Experience or on horseback with Baldwin Lake Stables. Take to the air with Action Tours Zipline & Segway or take it up a notch with Helicopter Big Bear tours.
Lake Tours are popular in the Spring, Summer, and Fall months and offer a range of sailing styles and information. Your captain will share interesting history and fun facts about the Valley while you snap pictures - and maybe some selfies - of your voyage.
Family Fun & More!
Learn about Big Bear's wildlife and learn how to help preserve our forests for generations to come. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers a look into the native wildlife of the San Bernardino mountains while working hard to rehabilitate injured and imprinted animals. The Big Bear Discovery Center also provides visitors with maps and information about the National Forest. Activities like nature walks, children’s story time, and nature crafts are offered.
Take a journey into the past and explore Big Bear's museums and history. The Big Bear Museum tells our valley's history through photos, displays, and recreations. You can also discover Big Bear's Gold Rush history on a self-guided tour of the Gold Fever Trail.
Discover it all! From indoor fun at the Bowling Barn, to striking it rich at Gold Rush Mining Adventures, to scavenger hunts and escape rooms, and amusement park fun at the Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play. Get up here and get summering!