Top Water Activities in Big Bear

Bobby Dyer

Summer is just around the corner, and with warmer temperatures comes water sports. At Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge, we are huge fans of everything water related! From splashing, to gliding to enjoying a jaunt around the lake, there are countless ways to experience our pristine lake.
Any adrenaline junkies itching to get out and ride the wakes out there? If so, here are your top two Big Bear water sports:


Waterskiing, Wakeskating & Wakeboarding

Few things compare to the rush of the waves beneath you as you glide over the water. We don’t discriminate between boards or skis, just as long as you’re having a good time.

Haven’t heard of wakeskating? Well the thrill seeker in you is about to rejoice. This is the next step after conquering wakeboarding. No longer strapped to the board, this wakeboarding adaptation brings a new challenge to the water. Similar to skateboarding, wakeskating boards are covered with grip tape and give you the chance to try out a whole spectrum of new tricks.

Here are three places for rentals:

• North Shore Landing
• Holloway’s Marina
• Designated Wakesports


Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is the ultimate racing experience! Even if you’ve never done it, this sport is easy to learn.

• Big Bear Marina
• North Shore Landing
• Designated Wakesports

We are firm believers that no matter your style, there are countless ways to enjoy Big Bear. So, for the mellow at heart, here are two activities to enjoy the tranquility of the lake:


Enjoy the thrill of reeling in the big one! This pastime is perfect for heading out solo, with groups or one on one. No matter your style, by boat or from the shore, it’s going to be a memorable affair.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Rather than speed, choose instead the serenity of gliding across the lake. You’ll have a whole new view of Big Bear by going at a different pace. See if you can find any lily pads or new coves just waiting to be explored.


Summer in Big Bear creates countless opportunities to explore new adventures on the lake! Make your getaway a memorable one by staying at Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge. We are built on the foundation of proving memorable events for our guests. We even take our guests out on various adventures in the summer, including boating!

And the boat is officially up and running for the season!

And there’s nothing better than finishing up a long day playing on the lake with a home-cooked meal. As it turns out, home-cooked meals are our specialty! We serve up two of them daily to guests. All complimentary.

So, if you are looking to make the most of your Big Bear getaway this year, consider Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge.


Cofounder of ITH Hostels. I love traveling, hosting, gardening, golfing, fishing, and sailing.

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