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.
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 >>>