Plan Your Visit

When Big Bear Lake is the destination, even vacation planning is fun and we're here to help you with the arrangements! These pages will help acquaint you with the area from driving routes, to road conditions, special offers and discounts, FAQs, and so much more. Become an expert on places to stay, where to eat, what to do, and find the perfect fit for pet friendly getaways and family fun adventures!

Call 800-424-4232 to reach our Visitor Center staff for help on all of your vacation planning needs.

Family fun in Big Bear Lake

Book Your Stay

Big Bear Lake has everything from full-service hotels to private cabin rentals, Bed & Breakfast lodging, resort cabins, and - of course - RV and tent camping. Whatever your style (or budget), you'll find it here in Big Bear Lake, CA so start exploring today. Explore Lodging >>>

Things To Do

Big Bear Lake is your four-season, mountain lake escape where you'll find seasonal adventures for the whole family to enjoy. Explore Family Fun, year-round Attractions, Outdoor Activity, Museums & History, Health & Fitness, and seasonal fun like Winter Recreation and Lake Activities. Explore Activities >>>

Winter Driving Safety

Winters in Big Bear Lake see icy road conditions for weeks at a time and traveling in storm conditions can be very challenging. Safely managing these conditions requires preparation. Before traveling into mountain regions during the winter months, read about tire chain requirements, maneuvering on icy surfaces, and packing emergency supplies. Winter Driving Safety >>>

Tire Chain FAQs

Installing tire chains can be tricky. Make your winter journey a little easier when you prepare ahead of time on where to buy tire chains, how to use them and when to use them. CalTrans is the authority for all public right of ways in California. When they announce chain conditions, motorists must comply to pass a chain control checkpoint. Tire Chain FAQs >>>