Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, noon – Forest Service picnic areas are very popular locations for watching the fireworks display over the lake, so we have a few reminders from the Forest Service for residents and visitors. Wood and charcoal fires and BBQ’s are ONLY permitted in US Forest Service fire rings and stoves at the picnic areas and campgrounds. No BBQ’s or fires are allowed along the shore. In Picnic Areas all vehicles must display a Forest Adventure Pass, and must be parked in a designated parking space. You can buy a Forest Adventure Pass from one of the many vendors around the lake. The Big Bear Discovery Center will be open on July 4th from 8:30am to 4:30pm to provide information or a pass at the last minute.