Big Bear Marina is your full-service starting point for all of your water-fun activities from fishing to boating! Whether bringing your own boat or renting one of ours, we can handle your boating needs. Our marina is equipped with 122 covered and open slips with full electric hook-ups and lighted docks. Slips can accommodate boats from bass and Jon boats to large cruisers on our large open docks. Water skis, tubes, paddle and pontoon boats, jon and fishing boats and our ski boat are available for rental. Our Marina Store carries basic groceries, snacks, soda, batteries, sunglasses and gifts. Live bait, fishing tackle, ice, licenses, gasoline and basic boating needs are at-the-ready making our marina your one-stop for all your water activity needs.

Big Bear Marina features:

  • ValvTect Marine Fuels: The best fuel on the lake & the best price!
  • Boat launch, trailer parking
  • 122 slips, covered and open
  • Full-electric at all slips
  • Night beacon
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Unleaded, Premium and Diesel fuel
  • Outboard oil, basic boating supplies
  • Live bait & tackle, ice and licenses
  • Grocery/gift and snacks
  • Boat and tube/ski rentals
  • Guide Service

Marine Fuel

We have fuel for sale: Regular Unleaded, Premium, and Diesel. Our fuel is especially formulated for marine use. This formulation includes ValvTect fuel stabilizer. ValvTect reduces fuel consumption and maintenance costs and extends marine engine life.

General Dock/Slip Policies

  • Big Bear is leasing a slip only. Our insurance does not cover loss of customer’s boat, motor, trailer or personal equipment.
  • Signed contract & insurance required on all monthly and yearly slips.
  • No Smoking on gas dock.
  • No fishing from the boat dock.
  • Please keep all necessary information on your reservation in the marina office so that we can get in touch with you in case of an emergency.
  • Freezer is available for fish storage.
  • No swimming in marina area.
  • Marina is a “No Wake” zone.
  • No refunds.


  • Rental fees are one month in advance. Late fees will be charged at 1.5% per month. There is a $35.00 charge on all returned checks.
  • Deposit will be kept in event of damage w/damages deducted from deposit and returned to customer. If there are additional charges, they will be billed to customer.
  • We stock live bait (minnows, worms, crickets) as well as artificial bait and other tackle accessories.
  • Ski vests and ropes, as well as water skis, are available at the Marina.
  • 30 day cancellation notice required on all boat rentals – less 20% administration fee.
    *No refund due to bad weather.


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