Boulder Bay Park
First of all, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with all your loved ones. This year went by too fast, and I can’t wait for what 2019 has in store for both you and me!
This past weekend, I went to Big Bear with some of my friends that I’ve known since high school. Out of the blue, we suddenly had the urge to see the snow and experience “winter,” something Californians never get to experience.
It had been years since I last been to the snow, and I guess I wanted an excuse to wear my Columbia puffer jacket and beanie. After some last minute planning, we set off to Big Bear on Saturday morning.
Since it was the weekend before Christmas, there was some traffic on the way there; however, it was expected.
We decided that our first stop would be Boulder Bay Park, a quaint and beautiful park located a few miles before the infamous village.
The drive from the San Fernando valley to Boulder Bay park took approximately 2.5 hours. During the entire drive up the mountain road, we saw no snow!
It wasn’t until we reached Boulder Bay park that we started to see some snow…and my was it beautiful! The weather outside was a stunning 55 degrees, and I wore a long sleeve, thin sweater, jeans, and sneakers (Snow attire, i know).
Due to the drought, the lake at Boulder Bay park receded so low that most of the docks were sitting on dirt.
On the plus side, there was a nice dirt path straight to the middle of the bay. Naturally, my friends and I took advantage of the low water level and walked on over to the magnificent boulders.
We struggled at first to find a safe and way up the rocks. After some time, we found a path to the top, and boy was the view amazing.
Boulder Bay Park is a place you must visit if you venture out to Big Bear. With its lush and green grass, picnic tables, and paved walking paths, what’s not to love! The park’s parking lot is small and fills up fast; however, there are lots of free parking on the street right along the park.
I highly recommend that you spend an hour or two to walk around the park and relax before continuing your way to the village.
Hopefully by Spring time, the lake will rise to its proper levels so people can kayak or fish in the lake.
Have you ever been to Boulder Bay Park? What do you like or dislike most about it?