Heading to Big Bear Lake With Your Best Friend?

Updated: 11 hours ago

Big Bear Lake offers so many fun things to do with your pet

Dog-Friendly Activities in Big Bear:

and walking pathway that borders the Lake and gives you access to several of the shoreline trails.

  • Big Bear Lake Beaches are all dog-friendly.

  • Big Bear Snow Play and Hot Cocktails with Amber- this is a super fun pet-friendly guided hiking experience that isn’t to be missed. Great for first-timers who want to see what beautiful Big Bear has to offer.

  • Bark Park Big Bear Lake- take your pup to stretch his or her legs or meet some new friends.

  • Big Bear Marina- Rent a pontoon and bring your dog out on the lake! So fun in the summer!

  • The Village- Take your Pet shopping. Many shops are dog friendly and some even offer dog treats and water bowls.

Best Mountain Gear for Your Dog

Dining out in Big Bear with your dog.

Enjoy an outdoor patio and dine with your best buddy.

Our favorite dog-friendly Restaurants in Big Bear include:

  • Nottingham’s Restaurant & Tavern has a large outdoor patio, serves up delicious bloody mary’s, and even has a great dog menu.

  • BLT’s Sandwich Bar & Grill Their outdoor patio welcomes dogs, offers some dog items on the menu, and will even put your dog’s picture on their website.

  • Village Pizza- Walking distance to the village.

  • Tropicali- We love this place. The friendliest staff we've ever met and voted #1 restaurant in California by Yelp. Seriously the best poke bowl around. Patio dining makes for a great date with your pooch.

Need lodging in Big Bear?

Midnight Moon Cabins has got you covered. Book a stay in one of the best cabins on the mountain. These coveted cabins are all pet friendly and they go above and beyond to make you and your best friend feel welcome. You will find dog bowls, treats, and even poo bags in each cabin, so cleaning up is an easy task.

Our beautifully updated luxury cabin rentals welcome dogs and are only a short walk from one of Big Bear Lakes' best hiking trails. Grab a doggie donut at Famous Dank Donuts and head off on a hike at Bristlecone Trail. Our upscale dog-friendly cabins were all built in the ’70s and recently updated to embody the cabin experience of right now. Mid Century Modern decor celebrates minimalism and sustainable luxury. Click here and book one of our Big Bear Lake cabin rentals today.

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet:

Is your pet microchipped? More than a million dogs and cats go missing every month in the USA. With a microchip, which can be painlessly inserted by a veterinarian, your pet has a permanent ID. So if he or she is ever lost or stolen, the finder who takes your pet to a shelter or a veterinarian can help return your pet to you.

What to bring with you in your doggie suitcase:

  • leash

  • dog dish

  • waste bags

  • toys

  • food & treats

  • collar and tags

  • a flashlight for walks in the dark

  • blanket or pet bed

The most important tip is to remember, you know your pet. No one knows better than you what will keep your dog happy and feeling safe on the road. Your bond with your pet is strong. Use it to anticipate his or her wants and needs. Breathe deep, and enjoy your vacation in Big Bear.