Bear Lake Valley Map

Bear Lake Valley Recreation

The Bear Lake valley of Idaho and Utah has an extraordinary amount of diverse options for fun in the sun. And spring and fall bring even more recreational options. Bear Lake offers Sail boating, speed boating, water skiing, jet skiing, rafting, kayaking, and fishing all summer long.

Winter activities abound in the Bear Lake valley. Visitors come from miles around to celebrate the beauty of winter and take advantage of the recreational opportunities it brings - from skiing to snowboarding, ice fishing to snowmobiling.

 

Laketown, Utah 84038

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doo's, SUP boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water trampolines, wakeboards, wakesurfers, UTV street legal side-by-sides, bicycles, etc. We have a full service grill on the beach with drinks and shakes. We sell beach & camping supplies, ice, firewood. Enjoy free sand volleyball courts. Parking allowed on the beach in low water years.

435-946-2900
Preston, Idaho 83263

Bloomington Lake is a high elevation (8,200 feet) 10-acre glaciated lake with a good population of trout.  Access is by Bloomington Canyon by high clearance vehicles only. The last one-quarter mile is limited to foot travel only.  Enjoy beautiful scenery of wildflowers, huge cliffs and 2 lakes.

(208) 847-0375
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

Hunting and Fishing licenses and gear.

(208) 847-1200
Garden City, Utah 84028

Paddle Board Rentals, Instruction, and Sales. Kids and Adults welcome!  Located at the Garden City Park.  Stand up and get Paddling!

(435) 757-9003
Cokeville, Wyoming 83114

This excellent ski resort is located near Cokeville, Wyoming which boasts great opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Located only a few minutes from Cokeville and under one hour from Montpelier, Pine Creek is a favorite with local and visiting skiers.

(307) 279-3201
Paris, Idaho 83261

Pioneer style living farm, Wagon Rides, Handcart Trek and Pioneer Entertainment.

(435) 713-4059 or (435) 764-3272
Ogden, Utah 84405

Bear Lake Hunting and Fishing information. Buy hunting and fishing licenses.

(801) 476-2740
Paris, Idaho 83261

Take a historical tour around Paris, ID or go for a mountain ride near St. Charles, ID.  Tours are 20 minutes long and the carriage can hold up to 18 people.  

(208) 540-1491
Fish Haven, Idaho 83287

This scenic byway follows Bear Lake north on U.S. 89 to Montpelier, then north on U.S. 30, where you leave the Cache National Forest and enter the Caribou National Forest. It goes through Soda Springs, Lava Hot Springs and ends in McCammon.

(800) 448-2327
St Charles, Utah 83272

At the top, you can visit the Minnetonka Cave. It is a nine room cave full of stalactites, stalagmites and banded travertine. Guided tours available during the summer.

Logan, Utah 84322

The Outdoor Recreation Program offers a large variety of equipment rentals to USU students, faculty and the public.

435-797-3264
St. Charles, Idaho 83272

Offering full and half day guided trail rides in the Bear Lake area. Lunches will be provided. We will run trips Memorial Day through Labor Day. We are licensed and insured. We are an equal opportunity employer and provider. Idaho Outfitter License #16001

(307) 885-4868 or (307) 690-6322
Garden City, Utah 84028

A 52 mile loop around Bear Lake from Garden City Junction US 89 and Hwy 30.Mostly level, with small rolling hills and can be very congested on summer and holiday weekends.

Logan, Utah 84321

Only 15 miles west of Garden City, Beaver Mountain Ski Resort offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and night skiing. Skiers of every age and ability delight to the thrills of "shushing" down the fabulous Utah powder. Little Beaver Lift, for beginners, is the first area to be machine packed.

435-753-0921
Garden City, Utah 84028

A 4.2 mile paved trail from Harbor Village to Ideal Beach. This ride is a paved trail that follows highway 30 from Harbor Village to Ideal Beach. Wonderful views of the surrounding mountainside and some spectacular views of the lake. 

Garden City, Utah 84028

Summer weekend dances. Rent for family reunions, etc.

(435) 757-7777
Fish Haven, Idaho 83287

Trail head for snowmobiling, ATV riding and mountain biking. Head west on Fish Haven Canyon Rd 1.2 miles to parking area.

Laketown, Utah 84038

3.5 mile trail for bikes, hiking, horses, licensed/registered motorcycles and ATVs

Garden City, Utah 84028

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doo's, SUP boards, kayaks, water trampolines, UTV street legal side-by-sides, bicycles, etc. We have a floating marina store, fuel dock to gas your boat, full-service grill, drinks, and shakes. We offer guided fishing tours, boat repairs, boat washing & detailing, winterizations, and more.

435-946-5800
Laketown, Utah 84038

Rendezvous Beach: 

South end of Bear Lake, approximately two miles northwest of Laketown on SR 30.  Four reservable group sites with pavilions. 106 reservable, full hook-up sites. 37 reservable tent sites.   Large day use area and beach.  Boat rentals available.

(435) 946-3343 or (800) 322-3770
Nightly Rental
Pets Allowed
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

Family Fun center, pizzeria, and snack bar. 10 bowling lanes with automatic scoring. Cosmic bowling and birthday parties. Hours 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., summer season Friday and Saturday nights 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.

(208) 847-2489
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans and a variety of ducks and geese species. The Refuge has one of the largest Canada geese producing areas in the western United States. Walking trails take you to view the birds and other wildlife found at the refuge. The refuge is at the north shore of Bear Lake. The US Forest Service office is inside of the National California-Oregon Trail Center located at 322 North 4th St. in Montpelier.

(208) 847-1757
Logan, Utah 84321

Outdoor enthusiasts can participate in a vast range of activities on the District. In the summer, activities include hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, OHV riding as well as long time traditions such as hunting and fishing. The onset of winter doesn't slow down the action. Once the ground is blanked with a thick layer of snow, visitors can snowmobile, cross country ski or snow shoe across the District's infamous powder.

(435) 755-3620 or (877) 444-6777
Pets Allowed
Randolph, Utah

Pioneer relics of early Mormon pioneer leader. The Woodruff families left Randolph in 1876, but ownership of their home did not pass to John Snowball until 1898. Wilford Woodruff was sustained as Church President in 1889, at age 82 years.

(800) 448-2327
Garden City, Utah 84028

9-Hole Mini-Golf Course, Swimming Pool, Snack Bar, Cycle Rentals (3-wheel banana bikes, 4-wheel roadsters, 2 & 4-people pedal surreys, mountain bikes, child trailers and seats).

150 Camping Units, 37 Cabins, Showers, Hook-ups, Dump Station, Pets Allowed, Laundry.

(435) 946-3454 or (800) 562-3442
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

Explore the stories and adventures of emigrants who traveled the Oregon Trail. Travel back to 1849. Hear the story of Peg Leg Smith and his trading post. Visit with pioneers in their wagon train encampment at the Clover Creek grazing area. Hear their story. Learn about their dream. Some of the wagon ruts can still be seen. Allinger Community Theatre offers Theater Events and Concerts.

(208) 847-3800 or (866) 847-3800
Randolph, Utah 84064

24 mile Bike Trail loop.Note the numerous mine shafts along the east face of the Crawford Mountains.

Garden City, Utah 84028

Recreation Equipment Rentals including Boats, Water Toys, Paddleboards, Motor Vehicles, ATVs and Jetskis.

Guided Boat Tours, Lake Tours, Fishing Tours and Water Sports Lessions. 

(435) 946-2910
Garden City, Utah 84028

Enjoy a wild west dining experience and family fun entertainment.  Two musicals are preformed daily starting in June and ending in September. 

(435) 946-2918 or (435) 755-0961
Logan Canyon, Utah 84028

Lodging - Enjoy gorgeous views of the trees, mountains and meadows that surround us.  Snowmobile Rentals, Horseback Riding, RZR Rentals

(435) 946-3400 or (800) 946-4485
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

Great movies and facility. No crowds, great snacks! See the latest cinematic movie releases.

(208) 847-1095
Laketown, Utah 84038

Trail riders, riding lessons for all ages (large arena), great for family reunions. Horse boarding.

(435) 881-5056
Garden City, Utah 84028

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doo's, SUP boards, kayaks, water trampolines, wakeboards, wakesurfers, and pull tubes. Parking allowed on the beach in low water years.

435-946-8735
Garden City, Utah 84028

A 4.5 mile loop trail, accessed off of US 89, from Lakota, just north of Garden City.Although this is mostly a flat ride, there are a few steep spots. The ride comes back onto US 89 through Bear Lake West and heads south back to Lakota.

Garden City, Utah 84028

A 15.5 mile one-way trail, accessed via the Bear Lake summit or Meadowville. If you ride from the summit to Meadowville, this is an easy to moderate ride. Parking is available both at the Bear Lake summit and in the community of Meadowville.

Laketown, Utah 84038

A 3.5 mile trail, accessed at the rodeo arena in Laketown.

Garden City, Utah 84028

State Marina & Park Office: West side of BearLake, approximately one mile north of US 89/SR 30 junction on US 89, Garden City.  No campsites available.  20 reservable, overnight boat slips. One reservable group day use pavilion.  Boat rentals, boating and fishing supplies, and small café/grill available.

(435) 946-3343 or (800) 322-3770
Nightly Rental
Pets Allowed
Garden City, Utah 84028

Open 7 days a week - 10:30AM - 11:00PM. $7.00 + tax for a single ride. Prices may change without notice.

(435) 881-2665
Garden City, Utah 84028

Personalized tours for groups (up to 10 people) of the Bear Lake area covering land, water, history, geology, wildlife, ranching or culture tours with "Beluga, the Mountain Man". By appointment.

(435) 994-1649 or (435) 946-2717
Fish Haven, Idaho 83287

9-hole course, carts, club rentals, lessons, restaurant and lounge overlooking Bear Lake.

(208) 945-2744
St Charles, Idaho 83272

Enjoy a guided 90-minute, half-mile walk into this beautiful cave. Be prepared for the 400 steps up and down in the cave and bring a jacket, since the cave is cool at about 40 degrees year round.

(435) 245-4422
Bloomington, Idaho 83223

9 mile trail from Bloomington. At the top of the trail is Bloomington Lake, a glacier-fed mountain lake surrounded by limestone cliffs.

Garden City, Utah 84028

Enjoy a challenging 9 hole mountain golf course, with a beautiful view of Bear Lake.

(435) 946-8742
Saint Charles, Idaho 83272

Swimmers will enjoy two-mile-long North Beach on the north end of the lake. The gradual slope of the lake bottom provides an enormous swimming area. Ramps are available for boaters and water skiers who want to enjoy the water, too.

(208) 945-2325 or (888) 922-6743
Garden City, Utah 84028

The indoor swimming pool is open year round! Located just off Logan Canyon Road in the same parking lot as the Health Clinic and the Library.

(435) 946-8413
Paris, Idaho 83261

Water runs down into the cave from the surrounding hills from a small brook creating the ice in this cave. It is accessible when the water dries out around the middle of July. There are two entrances to the cave that lead downward into the cave. It is very cold and contains ice even during the hottest summers.

(435) 946-2197
Garden City, Utah 84028

Pugstone's Ripples & Waves Sporting. Bear Lake Area Maps. Buy hunting and fishing licenses, fishing supplies, boating supplies, camping essentials, apparel & beach toys. Cross country ski rentals and snow shoe rentals are also available!

(435) 946-2855 or (435) 757-9430
St. Charles, Idaho 83272

Hot Springs, Campground, and Convenience Store

(208) 945-4545
Garden City, Utah 84028

The Bear River Heritage Area begins in the Bear Lake Valley and follows the Bear River to the Great Salt Lake. Visit their website to find a fascinating variety of natural, historical and cultural experiences found within the Bear River Basin of Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho.

(877) 772-7242 or (435) 752-7242
Paris, Idaho 83261

This place of worship is recognized as one of the true pioneer landmarks of the West and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1889, this Romanesque Mormon tabernacle was constructed of red sandstone that had to be transported by wagon or sled from a quarry 18 miles away. A free, self-guided tour reveals intricate wood ceilings and stone carvings. A small museum houses heirlooms and objects of art left by the homesteaders. Guided tours are also available.

(800) 448-2327
Garden City, Utah 84328

Nordic United is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and provide non-motorized winter recreation opportunities in the Cache Valley area of northeastern Utah. Nordic United grooms nordic ski trails and promotes non-motorized recreation for all.

Beaver Bottoms is located 0.3 miles before/below Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. Parking is available but may be crowded on weekends with snowmobile trailers.  Beaver Bottoms trail is across the road in the open field (see photo).  The XX mile trail has one hill (see photo), but is otherwise flat or gently sloped.

Montpelier, Idaho 83254

9-hole course, carts, club rentals, driving range, and lessons available.

(208) 847-1981
Garden City, Utah 84028

Onsite Sea-doo or boat rentals. Located at Blue Water Resort.

(435) 946-8611
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

ATV and Snowmobile Accessories, clothing and recreation gear.

208-847-2500
Laketown, Utah 84038

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doo's, SUP boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water trampolines, pull tubes, wakeboards, wakesurfers, etc. We sell camping supplies, firewood, ice, drinks, and more. We are the only commercial business on the east side of the lake. Come visit us at Cisco Beach State Park.

435-946-8900
Randolph, Utah 84064

A 2.5 mile trail, accessed from downtown Randolph. Head west from Randolph. This is a flat, relatively easy ride. It is very dusty.

Soda Springs, ID 83239

Ryan L Olsen - Real Estate Broker 

208-547-3400 or 208-339-3200
St Charles, Idaho 83272

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doo's, SUP boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water trampolines, pull tubes, wakeboards, wakesurfers, etc. Parking allowed on beach in low water years. Located at the Bear Lake Hot Springs.

208-945-5500
Fish Haven, Idaho 83287

Restaurant, Sports Bar with Live Music on the weekends. 

(208) 945-2222
Paris, Idaho 83261
The museum displays local history artifacts and is located directly across the street from the Paris LDS Tabernacle in Paris, Idaho. Mid-town on west side of U.S. Highway 89 in Paris, Idaho. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9:30 am to 5 pm.
(208) 945-9606
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