• Boat Access

For tourists and fishing enthusiasts interested in Big Bear Boating activities, Big Bear Lake has excellent, well-maintained public launch ramps, operated by the Municipal Water District.

Lake use permits required for all boats on Big Bear Lake. Permit fees are subject to change:

West Ramp

Duane Boyer Public Launch

38925 North Shore Drive

(1.5 miles west of Fawnskin)


Hours of Operation

Early Season:

April 1 - May 8   6:00 PM to 6:00 PM DAILY

Peak Season: May 10 - Oct. 7  

Sun. - Thur 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fri -  Sat. 6:00 AM -7:00 PM

Late Season:

Oct. 7 - Nov. 30  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Winter Season:

Dec. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014   CLOSED 

PLEASE NOTE -ALL BOATS WILL BE INSPECTED FOR MUSSELS: If your boat has been in infested waters, it could be carrying invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga Mussels attach to boats and aquatic plants carried by boats. You could unintentionally transport microscopic larvae in water held in your live well, bilge, or bait bucket. Please take precautions to help reduce the chance that these mussels will spread to uninfested areas. Zebra and Quagga Mussels are invasive species from the Black and Caspian Sea Drainages in Eurasia.

Zebra / Quagga mussels in California waters could result in an environmental and economic disaster. They can cause a shift in native species and disrupt the ecological balance of entire bodies of water. The mussels clog water pipes, coat piers, and ruin boat motors.


May 17 - Sept 2 6AM to 2PM
Sunday thru
Thursday. 6AM to 6PM
Friday and

Location & Directions

38750 N Shore Dr Fawnskin, CA 92333

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Contact Us

(909) 866-2917