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.
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.
3.5 mile trail for bikes, hiking, horses, licensed/registered motorcycles and ATVs
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 mile Bike Trail loop.Note the numerous mine shafts along the east face of the Crawford Mountains.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 2.5 mile trail, accessed from downtown Randolph. Head west from Randolph. This is a flat, relatively easy ride. It is very dusty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 mile trail from Bloomington. At the top of the trail is Bloomington Lake, a glacier-fed mountain lake surrounded by limestone cliffs.
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.
A 3.5 mile trail, accessed at the rodeo arena in Laketown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hunting and Fishing licenses and gear.