As a follow up to the Big Bear camping blog, this one will go into more details about some of the activities that are available for you and your dog when vacationing in Big Bear. Some of these can be done year around, others like boating, will be season dependent. I will continue to add to this post as I visit Big Bear over this next year, but for now, here are a few activities that I can recommend.
Boating with your dog
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When you first think of Big Bear, most people immediately picture one thing, snow. I am hear to tell you that you need to look at Big Bear for much more than your annual ski trip. Big Bear offers year round outdoor adventures, for you and your dog, and over the last two years, I have found some great campsites out there. I don’t know what has stopped me from camping up here frequently in the past, but I have been up to Big Bear a few times in the last two years, and I must stay, there is something for every type of camper. The campgrounds range from sites with potable water and outhouses, to the more primitive, Yellow Post sites, which only have a fire ring and a table. So whatever adventure you’re in the mood for, Big Bear probably has it.
Now, even though some sites are available year round, in my opinion, the best time to camp in Big Bear would be either late spring, or early fall. During these times, temperatures are in the 70’s during the day, and 40’s at night, and oh ya, no snow! This is perfect weather for almost all outdoor activities, including my favorite, hiking. Speaking of, All Trails has a great list of some of the most popular hikes in the area, all of which should be dog friendly, here is a link…All Trails Big Bear. In a soon to be released post, I will review one of the hikes we went on, as well as some other activities do do while at the lake. So now let’s get to actual campgrounds…
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