The Big Bear Municipal Water District maintains our lake. Big Bear Lake is seven miles long. That’s about one hundred twentythree football fields or almost thirty Empire State Buildings stacked end to end! Imagine how much fun your family can have! The numerous marinas around the Lake rent fishing boats, pontoon boats, pedal boats, kayaks and canoes. Most everything your family needs for a day of Lake activities can be supplied by a marina.
What if you don’t have boat driving experience? Why not try cable wakeboarding? Of the thirty or so wakeboard cable parks in the United States, our Lake is lucky to not have just one, but two! From beginner to the most advanced water sports enthusiast, Big Bear Lake has something for everyone.
There are also several tour boats on the Lake which offer daily tours lasting approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours. This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Lake and learn historical facts about the Lake, Dam, and Big Bear Valley. Contact the respective marina for details and tour times.
In addition to the on the water recreation, our Lake offers activities that won’t get your feet wet. Enjoy a family picnic on the north shore of the Lake at Meadow’s Edge or Grout Bay or on the south shore at Meadow Park or the newly developed Boulder Bay Park.
The Alpine Pedal Path, a three mile meandering shoreline blacktop trail for walking, biking, strollers, wheelchairs, and dogwalking is a lovely place to relax and take in our picturesque Lake.
Where else can you get this much fun in one place? We are only a couple hours drive from Los Angeles or Orange County. With mild summer temperatures averaging around 72°, why not take a break from the heat of the city?