The Caribbean-blue waters of Bear Lake are nestled high in the Rocky Mountains at the Utah-Idaho border. Three state-owned facilities provide boating access, and camping and day-use opportunities. Direct Line: 4359463343 Ranger Station: 4359463343
Waterskiing, swimming, scuba diving, and sailing are favorite activities. Anglers enjoy fishing for cutthroat, mackinaw and whitefish. Winter draws snowmobilers, ice anglers, and eagle watchers.
Bear Lake was formed 28,000 years ago by earthquake activity. At an elevation of 5,923 feet, Bear Lake is 20 miles long and eight miles wide, 208 feet deep, and covers 112 square miles. Originally Bear Lake was called Black Bear Lake by Donald Mackenzie, explorer for the North West Fur Company who discovered it in 1819 while scouting for fur-bearing animals. The name was later changed to Bear Lake. WHY IS IT SO BLUE? Its beautiful and unique green-blue color is the result of calcium carbonates suspended in the lake
Gate hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Firewood is available for purchase from the concessionaire.
Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach is located on the south shore near Laketown on State Route 30. The Beach includes Willow group-use area, and the Cottonwood, Birch and Big Creek campgrounds. All campgrounds provide modern restrooms and hot showers, and many sites offer utility hookups. A wide, sandy beach is popular with groups. A local concessionaire provides small boat rentals. Bear Lake Eastside provides six primitive campgrounds and two boat ramps. Activities include scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Drinking water is available nearby at the South Eden Campground. Bear Lake Marina on the western shore, offers a group day-use pavilion and boat slip rentals.
Marina:Through Logan, Utah: Take Interstate 15 orth to US Highway89-91 north to Logan. Stay on US Highway 89 to Garden City.Turn left on Highway 89 at 1.5 miles north of Garden City. Through Evanston, Wyoming: Take Wyoming State Road 89/UtahState Road 16 north to Sage Creek Junction. Turn left on State Road 30 and continue 1.5 miles past Garden City on US Highway 89. Rendezvous Beach:From Salt Lake City: Take Interstate 15 north to US Highway 89/91y 89/91north to Logan. Stay on US Highway 89 to Garden City. Turneft on Highwayright on State Road 30 heading south and proceed 10 miles. From Evanston: Take Wyoming State Road 89 /Utah State Roadto Sage Creek16 north to Sage Creek Junction. Turn left on State Road 30 heading west and proceed 12 miles. Bear Lake EastsideTen miles north of Laketown.
The maximum capacity of all individual campsites is one RV (camper, trailer, motorhome) and one 12x12 tent OR two 12x12 tents. Customers in violation of the site capacity will be ticketed.