to the Bear Lake Valley, a beautiful rural, historical
and recreational setting shared by Bear Lake County
in the southeast corner of Idaho and Rich County
in the northeast corner of Utah. See our Interactive
Google Map for a closer look.
The crown jewel is Bear Lake, a large
scenic lake often called "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its intense
turquoise blue water. As visitors catch their first glimpse of the lake, they
marvel at its color and wonder what makes the lake so blue. Sitting on one
of its many white, sandy beaches, you can imagine yourself on your own little
Jet ski across the turquoise water.
Sail off into the sunset. Hunt for the elusive mule deer, awesome moose or
the majestic rocky mountain elk. Troll for huge mackinaw or cutthroat trout
in Bear Lake or flyfish for smaller brook and rainbow trout in the many local
mountain streams. Experience the rush of snowmobiling. Snow ski at two local
ski resorts or enjoy the splendor of cross-country skiing. Spend your vacation
at Bear Lake!