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Things to Do in Big Bear Lake California

There are many things to do in Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Lake is a four season mountain resort playground. Therefore, there are an endless array of optional things to do in Big Bear due to the seasonal whether changes throughout the year which only adds to the many things to do in Big Bear with regard to outdoor activities to indulge in. If you're looking for things to do in Big Bear Lake, you will need to look no further than our website, we have compiled information making it easy for our guests to become aware of the many things to do in Big Bear as well as put you in touch with the various business' who provide the services to help you achieve your outdoor adventure goals.

When it comes to recreation, Big Bear Lake has cornered the market on things to do, whether you are with a group of friends, a couple looking for excitement, or a family looking for some quality experiences together. Big Bear Lake has so many fun things to do the list is almost endless, it will take more than one trip to experience all the fun that awaits those who like thrills and adventure in outdoor recreation, activities, attractions, and events. Big Bear Lake is not far from home if you live in various Southern California Counties, yet it is far from your everyday experiences!

Things to do in Big Bear with family fun activities are in abundance! There are so many options of activities and attractions that are perfect to do as a family as well as individuals. Explore our list of the many things to do in Big Bear. We are certain you will find more options than you can participate in within one trip.

Aside from the activities, Big Bear Lake also offers an overwhelming variety of restaurants and eateries. We've compiled our interpretation of a "Dining Guide" to Big Bear's most favored places to eat. Check out our suggestions, we are sure you won't be dissappointed.

Depending upon the season you will be visiting Big Bear there will be different things to do. You may choose to consider some of the following options.

Our Guide to Activities & Recreation for Year Round Fun in Big Bear Lake

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mining at the flume

Discovering

'REAL' Gemstones, Fossils, Geodes & Gold:

One of the most popular "year round" family activities in Big Bear is offered by

Gold Rush Mining Adventures.

Relive a bygone era and become a real prospector like they did back in the 1860's.

Discovering 'REAL" Gemstones, Fossils, and Gold isn't difficult when making a stop at the Gold Rush property. There's lots of treasures to hunt and explore while experiencing first hand what it was like to uncover treasures of your own. Gold Rush Mining Adventures allows kids and adults to group miningget in "touch" with the treasures from the earth and relive the excitement of prospecting and discovering your own real gemstones, minerals, rocks, and geodes. This family fun activity is easy to do, perfect for all ages, takes only about 20 minutes, is priced very affordable, you don't need a reservation, and is one of the best souvenirs to take home. Mining Ore is available for year round purchase as well as can be ordered by phone TOLL FREE 1-800-363-8303 to be

shipped to your home for birthday parties or events.

Gold Rush Mining Adventures offers a variety of mining ore in bags or buckets, gold panning kits and pay dirt, as well as a diverse variety of geodes to choose from.

With three panning options to choose from we are open 7 days a week rain, snow, or shine. Our fast rushing water flume is heated during the colder months. Both our dry panning station and water flume are located under our covered porch, perfect protection when there's inclement weather or snow.

Gold Rush Mining Adventures is located at 40016 Big Bear Blvd.

 

Hiking: Big Bear has many hiking trails throughout the valley, the Discovery Center on the North Shore offers trail maps for your convenience.


Big Bear Lake Outdoor Recreation Guide - Activities List

SUMMER ACTIVITIES
GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES - PAN FOR GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, GOLD, GEODES
ON THE LAKE:
BIRD WATCHING
JET SKI RENTALS -BIG BEAR MARINA
WATERSKI
SWIM IN THE LAKE 
SAIL A BOAT ACROSS THE LAKE
FISH AT THE LAKE

CHARTER A FISHING CHARTER
KNEEBOARD
BOULDER DIVING (from China Island)
KAYAK - CANOE
PARASAILING - Big Bear Parasail

BOAT TOURS of Big Bear Lake
The Big Bear Queen
Time Bandit - Pirate Ship Boat Tour 
The Miss Liberty Paddle Wheel Boat

ON THE MOUNTAIN:
BIRD WATCHING
MOUNTAIN BIKE
CHAIRLIFT ASSISTED at Snow Summit Adventure Park
MTB - TEAM BIG BEAR
SPOT A BLACK BEAR 
ROCK CLIMB 
HUNDREDS OF MILES OF HIKING TRAILS 
HIKE THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL TO CANADA OR MEXICO!
HORSEBACK RIDES - BALDWIN LAKE STABLES
SCENIC SKY CHAIR
GO BACKCOUNTRY BACKPACKING / CAMPING 
HISTORIC GOLD COUNTRY - HOLCOMB VALLEY DRIVING TOUR
VISIT OLD MINE SHAFTS

4x4 Offroad Tours:
Big Bear Off Road Adventures



AROUND TOWN:

GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES - PAN FOR GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, GOLD, GEODES

Moonridge Zoo - Grizzly Bears, bison, wolves, birdes of prey
RACE GO CARTS
PLAY TENNIS - Public courts at the park
PICNIC AT THE BEACH
VOLLEYBALL AT THE PARK
GOLF
WATERSLIDE PARK


WINTER ACTIVITIES

GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES - PAN FOR GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, GOLD, GEODES
SNOWBOARD
SKI
CROSS COUNTRY SKI
SLIDE DOWN THE MOUNTAIN ON GIANT INNERTUBES!
TOBOGGEN / SLEDDING / BOBSLED 
SNOWSHOE HIKING
SNOWBOARD THE HALFPIPE & SNOWBOARD PARK
BUILD A SNOWMAN
MAKE A SNOW ANGEL
SNOWBALL FIGHT
LOOK FOR WINTERING BALD EAGLES



ALL SEASON ACTIVITIES

GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES - PAN FOR GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, GOLD, GEODES
VISIT THE BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER
MOVIE THEATRE
FEED THE DUCKS AT THE LAKE
SEND A POSTCARD TO YOUR FRIEND TELLING THEM WHAT AN AWESOME TIME YOU ARE HAVING!
BOWLING
SHOP IN THE VILLAGE SHOPS
STUDY THE SUN FROM THE SOLAR OBSERVATORY
BIG BEAR HISTORICAL MUSEUM
DRINK BEER (OCTOBERFEST) OR ANYTIME!


ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS 

GOLD RUSH MINING ADVENTURES - PAN FOR GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, GOLD, GEODES
VIDEO ARCADE
GO KARTS
WATERSLIDE
TOBOGGEN / SLEDDING / BOBSLED 
MOONRIDGE ZOO
Petting Zoo at Baldwin Lake Stables
BIKE OR WALK THE LAKESIDE BIKE PATH
FEED THE DUCKS AT THE LAKE
LAKESIDE PARK WITH PLAYGROUND
Miniature Golf


1001 Things To Do In Big Bear Lake, California!
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