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Bear Lake State Park

940 North Bear Lake Boulevard

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.

The Park's concession operator, Bear Lake Fun Time, offers a variety of goods and services. So, whether it's boat rentals, comfortable cabins, fast-food services, or on-the-water fuel at the marina, we can help complete your vacation to here at Bear Lake.

Bear Lake State Park - Rendezvous Beach is named for the famous rendezvous of fur trappers and Indians held in the summers of 1827 and 1828. A thousand or more Native Americans and mountain men - including Jedediah Smith - attended the gatherings. There were so many campfires at the south end of the lake at these trading sessions that one observer called the area "a lighted city."


Willy Heinrich

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Cold water. North beach is great...and really the only one that's not rocky. I think it was $6 per car entry for a day pass. Jet ski rentals at bear lake rentals was a blast. Short summer visit season, but worth it. Beautiful lake. Good raspberry shakes. They've built their culture on their raspberries, and shops do a good job with a variety of uses for the berry. Not much real shopping, but you can get by.

Rama Kendama

Saturday, July 21, 2018
I have been coming to Bear Lake for over 30 years now and have never had a bad time. My grandparents and mother grew up here and with how much time I have spent here I can clearly say it is the best water in Utah! And with all the local food and shake places in town you can't go wrong. Garden City is a fun, family friendly location filled with hospitality.

Jessica Worthen

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Love bear lake! The state park is super clean, the boat ramp can get a bit crowded, but that's normal. I've not been able to fish yet, just too busy with other water sports. Cool experience, it got super windy and we launched in Utah, had to put the boat back on the trailer in Idaho. The Idaho dudes let us in for free since we just needed to pick up the boat. Definitely recommended, especially during the week when it's not too busy

Meghann Oliver-Pena

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Bear Lake is fantastic and deserves 5 stars. This park, however, is totally going down the tubes. In previous years it’s been fairly well maintained. Recently the bathrooms have been poorly kept and the sites are often left dirty with trash and litter everywhere. Also several of the sites are surrounded by trees with large dead limbs. I recently witnessed one such limb fall on two cars parked in adjoining sites. One car was almost completely crushed. Don’t tent camp at this park unless you are hoping to be killed by falling tree limbs. Overall there are beautiful views and the access to the lake is excellent, but there are cleaner, safer, better equipped camp grounds nearby.

C. Stricker

Sunday, July 29, 2018
A great place to either swim from the beach or boat. Many facilities around the lake for whatever you need. The lake is huge and thus accommodates many boats. A great time to be had at the lake. Just be cautious of the afternoon storms that tend to come in and blow in some wind and white caps.

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