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Bear Lake State Park

Bear Lake State Park
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Bear Lake is a 20-mile long and eight-mile wide natural lake with beautiful, placid waters that perfectly match the tranquil pace of the quaint towns that dot the shore. The northern half is located in Idaho and the southern half in Utah with the state lines dividing it. The turquoise color of the lake comes from the mineral calcium carbonate. The vibrant waters have led some people to call it the “Caribbean of the Rockies.”

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About Bear Lake

On the western shore of Bear Lake, just north of Garden City and about an hour from Logan, is Bear Lake State Park and Marina. Bear Lake’s beauty along with the marina’s facilities and beaches makes it an ideal place for boating, fishing, playing and camping. Away from the lake, more than 100 miles of trails allow hikers, bikers and ATV fans to adventure to their hearts’ content. Read about the five best hikes in Bear Lake Valley     

In the winter, the Bear Lake area transforms into a snowy adventureland, headlined by ice fishing and snowmobiling, and the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest. Learn more about fishing at Bear Lake, featured as one of Utah's best winter refreshes.

Entry Fee & Camping

Day-use entry fee required, purchase in-person or online. The Annual Utah State Park Pass is accepted for park entry.

Rendezvous Beach at Bear Lake State Park offers individual and group camp sites, and hook-ups are available. The Eastside areas include four primitive campgrounds, where some campsites can be reserved, but others are first-come, first-served. Advance camping reservations are recommended.

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