Swimming in Big Bear Lake during the summer is refreshing and fun for everyone.
For parents who want a safe swimming area to bring the family, Meadow Park is the
best place to go. The swim beach is sandy with a lifeguard, a floating dock and
water toys, snack bar and public restrooms.
The more adventurous swimmers can find all kinds of swimming and wading spots around
the lake, just remember there are no lifeguards and Lake Management (MWD) requires
that you swim within 50 feet of the shore. Another favorite area for taking a dip
is the area around China Island aka Garstin Island; you can swim around near the
rocks and the daring can climb up the rock formation behind China Island and take
a thrilling jump into the water below.