Bear Lake State Park & Valley - Visitor Information (2023)

The state park offers a developed marina with paved boat ramps and boat slips. In addition, there are boat ramps at several other places around the lake.

Each season lends its own characteristic to the lake. Year-round, visitors enjoy a number of recreational and cultural activities. Experience the rush of snowmobiling in the nearby mountains. Ski nearby at family-owned Beaver Mountain resort. Navigate your personal watercraft across the turquoise water. Feel the rod-bending excitement of a Bear Lake cutthroat on the end of your fishing line. Sail off into the sunset. Explore America's past and discover the stories about mountain men, fur trappers and Mormon pioneers.

The Bear Lake Valley is a great location for a family or business retreat. Hold your meetings in an surreal setting. Leave the crowds, congestion, and traffic behind to create outdoor memories for your family reunion or vacation while enjoying clean air and a safe environment. Take some time during your own favorite season and enjoy yourself at Bear Lake!

Attractions

Beautiful lake ideal for boating, water skiing, swimming, sailing, fishing and famous raspberry shakes
Very nice developed campgrounds adjacent to the lake

Location

On the Utah/Idaho border, north of the town of Logan
Approximately 145 miles northeast of Salt Lake City
The State Park Marina is located on Highway 89, north of Garden City

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Contact Information

Bear Lake State Park
1030 N Bear Lake Blvd
Garden City, UT 84028
(435) 946-3343

Seasons/Open Hours

Open Year Round

Gates open 6:00 am until 11:00 pm

Quiet Hours 10:00 pm until 7:00 am

Entrance Fees

Click here for entrance fee information.

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History

The Bear Lake Valley was first inhabited by Shoshone Tribes, then fur trappers. Between 1825 & 1840, many mountain men and Native Americans met on the south end of the lake to swap goods and stories! These meetings became known as mountain man rendezvous.

The first permanent settler to the Bear Lake Valley was reportedly Thomas Pegleg Smith, a crusty, one-legged, ex-mountain man. During the 1840s, he set up a trading post to provide supplies to the emigrants on the famous Oregon Trail. Early Mormon pioneer leader Brigham Young sent the first group of permanent settlers to Bear Lake Valley in 1863. This group was led by Charles C. Rich. The County bears his name.

Bear Lake Basic Information

Elevation: 5,923 ft.
Length: 20 miles
Width: 8 miles
Shoreline: 48 miles
Surface: 112 sq. miles
Depth: 208 ft.
Volume: 6.5 million acre feet

Bear Lake Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Caves
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice fishing
  • OHVing and ATV trails nearby
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Byway Drive
  • Skiing at Beaver Mountain
  • Snowmobiling, 362 miles of groomed trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Special events (including Raspberry Days)
  • Water skiing and wakeboarding
  • Wildlife watching

Golfing

Bear Lake Golf Course
Garden City, Utah 84028
Enjoy a challenging 9 hole mountain golf course, with a beautiful view of Bear Lake.

(Video) Bear Lake Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Bear Lake West Golf Course
Fish Haven, Idaho 83287
9-hole course, carts, club rentals, lessons, restaurant and lounge overlooking Bear Lake.

Montpelier City Municipal Golf Course
Montpelier, Idaho 83254
9-hole course, carts, club rentals, driving range, and lessons available.

Camping

Birch Campground: $25/night (full hookups)
Big Creek Campground: $25/night (full hookups)
Cottonwood Campground: $16/night
South Eden Campground: $10/night (primitive)
Most RV sites are back-in. There are some pull-throughs for vehicles up to 80 feet
Group sites are available for day use and overnight camping

Camping Reservations

800-322-3770 (toll-free from outside the Salt Lake City area)
801-322-3770 (from within the Salt Lake City area)

Facilities

Visitor Center
Marina
Boat ramps
Boat rentals
Campgrounds
Group sites
Picnic sites
Modern restrooms

(Video) Bear Lake Valley Recreation

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FAQs

Do you need reservations for Bear Lake? ›

Timed Entry Permit Reservations are required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 27 and October 10, 2022. Timed Entry Permit Reservations are in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all areas of the park outside of the Bear Lake Road Corridor.

Which part of Bear Lake is the best? ›

North Beach, Bear Lake, Idaho

This beach is on the Idaho side of the lake and is by far the best beach at Bear Lake! If you've ever heard that Bear Lake is called the "Caribbean of the Rockies", this beach is why! Deep turquoise hues and powdery white sand.

What is the cost to visit Bear Lake? ›

Bear Lake State Park Fees
Bear Lake State Park Fees
Day Use, Regular Season (May 1 to Oct 31)$10$8
Day Use, Peak Season (FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day)$10$8
Day Use, Off-Season (Nov 1 to April 31)$7$5
Camping Fees, Rendezvous Beach
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Do you have to pay to go to Bear Lake? ›

To access Bear Lake, a daily fee (or park's pass) is required. The lake sits about a half-mile from the parking lot at the end of Bear Lake Road, a dazzling little drive. A short, but easy walk is required to reach Bear Lake's shoreline.

How long does it take to drive around Bear Lake? ›

The 29 mile drive takes about 45 minutes to an hour to conquer on a non-snow day and may take hours when snow is on the ground and chains are on your tires. You will be traveling among drivers that take the mountain daily and cruise along with ease.

How do I reserve a spot at Bear Lake? ›

To access the parking permit reservation system, visit idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com, search for Bear Lake State Park under “Go Camping,” and select the Daily Entrance option. Or click here for a direct link to the page.

What should I wear to Bear Lake? ›

Fleece garments and zip-jackets make for an optimal mid-layer, while a complete set of ski attire creates the perfect outer layer.
  • T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and collared shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Waterproof jacket or coat.
  • Comfortable shoes, boots.
  • Gloves and scarves.
  • Waterproof ski boots with tread.
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What is Bear Lake known for? ›

The lake is renowned for its beautiful turquoise color and its attractiveness to tourists. The lake was known to numerous Native American groups who came into the Bear Lake Valley during the summers, and from them it received its name.

Why does Bear Lake have seashells? ›

Many ancient clam and snail shells have been found around the shoreline of Bear Lake. Local residents have at times gathered the shells as a source of calcium for their chickens. These shells are well preserved and have been dated to be 10,000 years old (Smart, 1963).

Does Bear Lake have sharks? ›

There are no sharks to worry about at this freshwater lake! The water can even reach a balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius) in the warmer months and become too hot for swimming due to algae blooms!

Are there bears at Bear Lake? ›

Bears - Any bear you encounter in Big Bear Lake will be a black bear and like rattlesnakes, they tend to avoid humans. It's rare that you should encounter a bear.

Can you drink alcohol at Bear Lake? ›

SWIMMING is allowed within 50 feet of the shore, within a designated swimming area, within 20 feet of a private dock, or as incidental or necessary to waterskiing, jetskiing, sailboarding or in an emergency. There is no alcohol allowed on the lake and you may not get out of your boat and swim; .

How long of a hike is Bear Lake? ›

Trail Snapshot: Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park
Hike Distance0.6 mile loop
DifficultyEasy
DurationApprox 30 min
Trail TypeLoop
Starting Elevation9475′
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Is Bear Lake a hard hike? ›

Although the hard packed surface of the Bear Lake Nature Trail is considered to be a moderately accessible trail, there are a couple of relatively steep sections in some places. All in all, however, the Bear Lake Nature Trail is an ideal destination for the entire family.

Is Bear Lake Road worth it? ›

It's among the best drives in RMNP for fall colors. At the end of the road, the Bear Lake Trailhead is a great place to start an afternoon hike or overnight backpacking trip.

Can you drive all the way around Big Bear Lake? ›

It is a great drive around the entire lake to see how the" natives". live. Loved the homes built on top of the rocks.

What is the safest route to Big Bear? ›

18 and up the “back way” to Big Bear. This is probably the safest bet to eliminate traffic and less mountain driving. Both of these routes drop into the east end of the Valley, near Big Bear City.

Is Big Bear Lake Worth Visiting? ›

This place is very nice to see. You definitely would enjoy the view. Its beautiful during any season of the year. I do recommend going to the lake when you head to Big Bear.

Why is Bear Lake closed? ›

Area Status: Closed

NOTICE 5/26/2022: The Bear Lake Campground has experience significant damage as a result of trees being blown down on some campsites. The campground will remain closed until the area can be made safe for visitors again.

Can you swim in Bear Lake? ›

From the Big Bear Municipal Water District: In the summer months, swimming is permitted in Big Bear Lake at your own risk! There are NO lifeguards on duty and swimmers must stay within 50 feet of the shore or within 20 feet of a private dock.

Can you sleep on the beach at Bear Lake? ›

Day use is welcome on all public beaches. If you plan to camp overnight, please use one of the many public and private camping areas around the lake (see map).

What should I bring to Big Bear? ›

Top Items You Need to Bring for Your Big Bear Ski Trip
  • Eye Protection. Be sure to get a good pair of sunglasses or goggles for your Big Bear ski trip. ...
  • Ski Pants. ...
  • Ski Lock. ...
  • A Hydration Pack. ...
  • Tissues. ...
  • Accommodations for Your Big Bear Ski Vacation.

Do you need snow boots for Big Bear? ›

Clothing. Winter coats, snow boots, hats and gloves are a must. Snowfall in Big Bear can be unpredictable at times and the night time temperatures drop quickly.

What should I wear to Big Bear in March? ›

March in Big Bear Lake is cold.
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Big Bear Lake has some excellent ski slopes If you plan to ski, we also suggest:
  • day pack.
  • mittens (in addition to gloves)
  • thermal pants.
  • lip balm with SPF.
  • ski socks (at least 2 pairs)
  • ...and of course your ski gear.
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Why is the Bear Lake so popular? ›

It is Utah's deepest and one of North America's oldest lakes, older than Great Salt Lake, older than the Great Lakes. Bear Lake's great age makes it a history book of past climates and environments, a hot topic as of late.

Where do you stop at Bear Lake? ›

The Overlook Visitor's Center

The Bear Lake Overlook Visitor's Center is perched on the hillside above the lake-filled valley, near the summit of Logan Canyon in Garden City, Utah. It's the perfect place to make a stop before exploring the hiking, biking, and climbing that awaits in the canyon.

Why is Bear Lake Road so popular? ›

The short and relatively easy Bear Lake Trail encircles the lake, making it an extremely popular area. Several longer hikes also start from here, including the outstanding four lake hike to Emerald Lake.

What lives in shells in lakes? ›

The two major classes of molluscs have representatives in freshwater: the gastropods (snails) and the bivalves (freshwater mussels and clams.) It appears that the other classes within the Phylum Mollusca -the cephalopods, scaphopods, polyplacophorans, etc.

Where is the sandy beaches in Bear Lake? ›

Rendezvous Beach

Brilliant blue water and sandy beaches. On the southwest curve of Bear Lake Approximately 2 miles northwest from Laketown on SR 30 from the Cisco Road and SR 30 junction.

Is there sand at Bear Lake? ›

Welcome to Bear Lake State Park!

Brilliantly blue waters combined with sandy beaches are what call park visitors to play, fish, boat, and camp here at Bear Lake State Park. Minerals (calcium carbonate) suspended in the lake's waters are what help create its spectacular aqua-blue color.

Why is Bear Lake So Blue? ›

Bear Lake contains abundant suspended microscopic particles of white-colored calcium carbonate (lime) that reflect the water's natural blue color back to the surface, giving the lake its intense turquoise-blue color.

How cold is the water at Bear Lake? ›

Water Temperature:

@ 65.7 degrees as measured in the Bear Lake State Park Marina.

How warm does Bear Lake get? ›

The Bear Lake weather in June has average daily temperatures in the 70s heating up to the mid-80s in July, the hottest month of the year in Garden City and Bear Lake. The Bear Lake water temperature averages at 55-65F during the summer so you can always cool off in the calm, brilliant blue waters of Bear Lake.

Do black panthers live in Utah? ›

The mountain lion, also known as cougar, puma, catamount, screamer or panther and properly called Puma concolor, live all over Utah, from the High Uintas mountains to the dry rocky deserts of southern Utah.

What animals live in Bear Lake? ›

Terrestrial Birds

Many other animal species use the areas surrounding Bear Lake as habitat. The big game species include mule deer, elk, moose, North American pronghorn, mountain lion and coyote.

Where are most black bears in Utah? ›

In Utah, the black bear is present in much of the forested habitat. The Deep Creek Mountains, Pilot Range, Henry Mountains, and Raft River Mountains are notable exceptions (Figure 1). The black bear is secretive, long lived, and has a low annual reproduction rate compared to other large North American wildlife species.

Can you have a fire at Bear Lake? ›

Due to restrictions set in place by the Bear Lake County Fire District, no campfires will be allowed in campsites at Bear Lake State Park. Propane fire rings and charcoal grills are allowed. Thank you for your understanding.

Can you bring dogs to Bear Lake? ›

Bear Lake is absolutely dog friendly and can be a great Utah vacation location for you and your dog. The crystal clear water is a picturesque place to swim with your dog and many area restaurants welcome dogs on their patios.

Why is it called Bear Lake? ›

This was the first recorded account of Europeans seeing the beautiful lake. He attended one of the Native American gatherings at the south end of Bear Lake in 1819, aptly naming the area Black Bear Lake after the abundance of black bears in the area. This was later shortened to Bear Lake.

What is the prettiest lake in Rocky Mountain National Park? ›

Dream Lake is one of the most picturesque places in all of Rocky Mountain National Park.

What is included in Bear Lake corridor? ›

Bear Lake Corridor contains Moraine Park, Bear Lake, Sprague Lake.

What is the entrance to Bear Lake? ›

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

This entrance is by far the most well known. From here, one can access the Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge trailheads, which lead to the majority of destinations accessible from the east side of the Park.

How long is the Wind Caves hike? ›

Head out on this 0.9-mile out-and-back trail near Borrego Springs, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 30 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

How long is a bike ride around Bear Lake Utah? ›

The road around Bear Lake is about 50 miles with not much elevation gain, save for a few rolling hills on the east side and some false flat sections on the west side. Almost all the way around the loop, whether you do it clockwise or counter, you will have nice views of the enticing waters.

How difficult is Emerald Lake hike? ›

You'll pass both Dream Lake and Nymph lake before you end your hike at Emerald Lake and it's stunning views of Hallet Peak.
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Trail Snapshot:Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hike Distance3.6 Miles Round Trip
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
DurationApprox 2-3hr Round Trip
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Is Bear Lake corridor worth seeing? ›

Yes! The views are amazing and the hiking is great. The Rocky Mountain National Park is absolutely beautiful and if you have the chance to go, you should! Even during the busy season the park is large enough to accommodate the large crowds as long as you take the park shuttles to the Bear Lake Trails.

Is Moraine Park in the Bear Lake corridor? ›

Moraine Park is located and accessed off of Bear Lake Road.

How long does it take to drive Trail Ridge Road? ›

It has a total distance of 48 paved miles and would require at least 2 hours of driving to complete. It has become one of the most popular byways since its opening in 1938 due to its high elevations, hairpin turns and magnificent sceneries.

Can you swim in Bear Lake NC? ›

Enjoy the outdoors at Bear Lake through the many lake activities. Kayak, canoe, swim, paddle-board–there are endless options!

Can you swim in Bear Creek Lake NC? ›

From hiking and biking to swimming and boating, Bear Creek Lake Park offers something for everyone.

Who owns Bear Lake Reserve? ›

Entitled for 914 home sites. Bear Lake Reserve represents the second resort community acquisition for MA Partners.

What town is Bear lake in NC? ›

Bear Lake Reserve is located in Tuckasegee, about an hour west of Asheville. One of the most important things I can prepare you for is that this resort is truly secluded.

How big is Bear lake in North Carolina? ›

Bear Lake, North Carolina

Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the Tuckasegee River to provide hydroelectric power for the area.

What fish are in Bear Creek Lake NC? ›

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye are species commonly caught here. Big largemouth rule these waters and can be caught shallow and deep! With Bear Creek being pretty remote, the lake does not get a lot of heavy pressure.

What is the elevation of Bear Creek Lake NC? ›

Activities The resort revolves around the lake, located at an elevation of 2,600 feet and plunging up to 190 feet deep. Residents can fish for trout, bass, walleye, and sunfish. Private docks and boat rentals allow members and guests to use pontoon boats, Jet Skis, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards.

Can you swim in soda lakes? ›

Big Soda Lake has reopened to all water activities, including swimming and paddleboarding.

Is Lake rhodhiss clean? ›

Lake Rhodhiss is a clean, clear reservoir of the Catawba River buttressed by Burke and Caldwell counties. Through grants from the Clean Water and Parks Trust Funds, the town of Valdese was able to protect 300 acres for a new Valdese Lakeside Park.

How big is Bear Creek Park? ›

Bear Creek Pioneers Park is 2,168 acres in size and has paved roads and parking for visitors.

Does Fontana lake have a beach? ›

At the “finger lakes” section of Lake Fontana, there's a popular “beach” with shallow waters where families have been swimming for decades.

Is Lake Nantahala clean? ›

Lake Nantahala was formed in 1942 when the Natahala River itself was dammed to create a clean and crystal clear reservoir.

How old is High Rock Lake? ›

Created in 1929, High Rock Lake covers an impressive 15,180 acres (61 km2) and boasts 365 miles (587 km) of shoreline. The lake's name is derived from neighboring “High Rock Mountain,” the tallest mountain in the Uwharrie Mountains. High Rock Lake has something for everyone.

What is the zip code for tuckasegee North Carolina? ›

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