All the Big Bear Lake activities you love: paddle boarding, pontoon boating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing. The list goes on…

Big Bear Lake offers all kinds of opportunities for fun on the water: Boating, Wake Boarding, Tubing, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Row Boating, Paddle Boarding, and just enjoying the views, wading on the shore, or taking in the sun.

Extensive power boating is allowed on the lake. Feel free to bring up your ski boat, pleasure cruiser, fishing boat, or have a fun day on a pontoon boat. Keep in mind that the maximum boat length is 26 feet and the maximum speed is 35 MPH – more than enough to pull a wake boarder or skier.

For you non-power boaters, take advantage of the calm waters and have fun kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. There are several rental shops, so you can even enjoy all on-water activities when you come up without a watercraft.

Featured Lake Activities in Big Bear

Captain John’s Marina

Captain John’s Harbor has a new attraction on Big Bear Lake not seen anywhere else on the West Coast. The Tarzan Boat is a jungle-themed floating waterpark with six different ways to get soaked!

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Holloway’s Marina

100 years and counting. Holloways Marina and RV Park has everything a marina can offer: boat rentals, slips, boat repairs, an RV park, and a lake tour on a pirate ship – that’s right a pirate ship!

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Pine Knot Parasailing

Soar sky high at 7,000 feet with Pine Knot parasailing. Enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenic views while cruising through the air above the lake! Excitement and fun are almost guaranteed.

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North Shore Landing

Come to visit our 2 marinas on Big Bear Lake. Our friendly staff can help you can rent pontoon boats, go fishing, rent fishing equipment, take wakeboard and waterski rides, rent kayaks and canoes, ride the pirate ship, and much more!

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Big Bear Municipal Water District

The Municipal Water district provides information on public boat launching, quagga mussel inspections, and lake info for Big Bear Lake. The boat launch makes a perfect spot to begin a family day exploring the lake.

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Big Bear Marina

We offer the best mountain lake fishing and water sports adventures in Southern Ca. Come to visit the iconic Big Bear Marina for a fun-filled day of wet adventure on Big Bear Lake!

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 Lake Fun?

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If you bring your own boat, there are multiple ways to get on the water. There are five private marinas on both the north and south shores {{ Link to page with info and links}}. You can rent a boat, launch a boat, or rent a seasonal slip. Plus, most lakeside houses have private docks, and many can be rented as a vacation rental.

There are also two public launch ramps. At the east end of the lake is the Carol Morrison Launch Ramp, located next to Stanfield cutoff with its entrance on North Shore Drive. The Duane Boyer Launch Ramp is located on the north shore, west of Fawnskin and before the dam. Both open at 6:00 am and close between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm depending on the day.

 Family Friendly?

That too.

If you like fishing, you’re in luck. Big Bear Lake is well stocked with trout, crappie, catfish, largemouth bass, and lots of carp. There are a couple fishing tournaments, including the famous “Fishing For $50K,” where you can compete to catch a trout with a tag worth $50,000.

Also, the lake is popular with bow-hunters fishing for carp, and we have an annual “Carp Roundup.” With a carp population estimated at one million fish, every carp caught helps improve the fishery in the lake. All of the carp turned in during the roundup are ground up and used as fertilizer, so carp fishers are helping twice – while having a great time doing it.

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