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*** Site Availability Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Bear Lake State Park, UT

Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014
Max reservation window: Mon Dec 22 2014

Description

The Caribbean-blue waters of Bear Lake are nestled high in the Rocky Mountains at the Utah-Idaho border. Seven state-owned facilities provide boating access, and camping and day-use opportunities.

Geography:

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. Two Mountain Man Rendezvous were held in the area in the mid 1820's.

  • WHY IS IT SO BLUE? Its beautiful and unique green-blue color is the result of calcium carbonates suspended in the lake.
  • Recreation:

    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.

    Facilities:

    Bear Lake State Park - Rendezvous Beach is located on the south shore near Laketown on State Route 30. Rendezvous Beach includes the Willow (3), Cottonwood (1), and Big Creek (1) group-use campsites, and the Cottonwood (32), Birch(60) and Big Creek (49) campgrounds. All campgrounds provide restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. The Birch and Big Creek campgrounds offer the utility hookups of power, water, and sewer. A wide, long sandy beach makes this a popular place.

    The park's Eastside areas provide four primitive campgrounds at South Eden (20), Cisco Beach (56), Rainbow Cove (13), and North Eden (10), along with boat ramps at First Point, Cisco Beach, and Rainbow Cove. In addition, South Eden has two group campsites. Activities include scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Drinking water is available at the South Eden Campground. The South Eden campsites can be reserved. All other Eastside campsites are first-come, first-served.

    The Bear Lake State Park - Marina is on the west shore, on the north end of Garden City along U.S. Highray 89, offers a seven-lane launch ramp, a group day-use pavilion, a vessel pump-out, and overnight boat slip rentals (20).

    Nearby Attractions:

    Rendezvous Beach Rentals / Bear Lake Fun Time located at the Bear Lake State Park - Rendezvous Beach offers boat rentals, a small fast food grill, and cozy camper cabin rentals. (435) 946-2900 / (435) 946-3200 www.bearlakefun.com

    Ciscos Landing located at the Bear Lake State Park - Marina offers boating and fishing supplies and accessories, fuel, and a grill/cafe. (435) 946-2717 / (435) 757-6377 www.ciscoslanding.com

    Services & Amenities:

    Within Facility
    • Ada Restrooms
    • Beach Access
    • Biking
    • Birdwatching
    • Boat Launch
    • Boat Slips
    • Boating
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Comfort Station
    • Concessions
    • Drinking Water
    • Fishing
    • Full Hookups
    • Hot Showers
    • Large Tree
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnicing
    • Pit Toilet
    • Ranger Station
    • Scenic Views
    • Sewage Disposal Station
    • Showers
    • Skiing - Water
    • Small Tree
    • Visitor Center
    • Water Drinking
    • Wildlife
    Alerts and Important Information
    Start: 01/01/2009, End: 12/31/2050: ** Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and must not be left unattended. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, but not on the beach areas. ** Quiet hours from 10:00 P.M. through 7:00 A.M. ** Discharge of firearms or use of fireworks is not allowed in the park. ** OHV's are allowed within the park. Currently, they must be street legal to ride outside of the park to get to US Forest Service trails. Formal OHV trails do not start or end at the park. All motorized vehicles, including OHVs, must remain on the asphalt and are not allowed on the beach areas. ** ADDITIONAL VEHICLES MUST FIT IN THE SITE AND FEES ARE COLLECTED FOR UPON ARRIVAL. Only one extra vehicle per site is allowed, if space is available. *** ENTRANCE GATES ARE OPEN FROM 7:00 AM TO 10:30 PM. ** For information on current park conditions visit www.stateparks.utah.gov

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.96556, -111.39944
    41°57'56"N, 111°23'58"W

    Marina: Through Logan, Utah: Take Interstate 15 north to US Highway 89-91 north to Logan. Stay on US Highway 89 to Garden City. Turn left on Highway 89 at 1 mile north of US Highway 89 and Utah State Road 30 Junction.

    Through Evanston, Wyoming: Take Wyoming State Road 89/Utah State Road 16 north to Sage Creek Junction. Turn left on State Road 30 and follow until US Highway 89 and Utah State Road 30 Junction. Follow US Highway 89 1 mile past US Highway 89 and Utah State Road 30 Junction.

    Rendezvous Beach: From Salt Lake City: Take Interstate 15 north to US Highway 89/91. Follow US Highway 89/91 north to Logan. Stay on US Highway 89 to Garden City. Turn right on Utah State Road 30 heading south and proceed 10 miles.

    From Evanston: Take Wyoming State Road 89/Utah State Road 16 north to Sage Creek Junction with Utah State Road 30. Turn left on Utah State Road 30 heading west and proceed 12 miles.

    Bear Lake Eastside Located on Cisco Road from bewtween four miles (First Point) to twelve miles north of Utah State Road 30 and Cisco Road Junction in Laketown.
    Bear Lake State Park - Marina 940 North Bear Lake Boulevard (US Highway 89) Garden City, Utah 84028
    Bear Lake State Park - Rendezvous Beach 1220 North Bear Lake Boulevard (State Road 30) Laketown, Utah 84038
    Bear Lake State Park - South Eden 5829 North Cisco Road Laketown, Utah 84038

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Bear Lake State Park
    BOX 184
    GARDEN CITY  UT  84028-0184

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (435)946-3343
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