At the top of Utah and bottom of Idaho, Bear Lake is the hidden gem vacation spot that is the definition of family fun. Known for its intensely turquoise lake water, Bear Lake has been deemed “the Caribbean of the Rockies''.
Visitors come from all over to experience this slice of lake town heaven. There's an abundance of campgrounds and RV sites that surround the lake's 50 mile perimeter, and even more can be found in the nearby mountains and canyon. Once you settle in, put on your adventure cap, ice up the cooler, and get ready for days worth of non-stop fun!
The Best Campgrounds:
Whether you're looking for places to stay beachside, on the outskirts, or in the mountains, Bear Lake has you covered. Full-site hook-ups are available with pull-through and back in options at the majority of these sites. Enjoy the lake from afar and disconnect from it all with the exquisite views at Sunrise campground, or be at the front of all the action at the beach campgrounds like Bear Lake Eastside, Bear Lake North Beach, or Bear Lake Rendezvous.
Shake it Up:
Frequent campers of Bear Lake know better than anyone that the second most enticing thing about Bear Lake is those famous raspberry shakes. So famous that even the New York Times wrote about them! Everyone has their own opinions on what makes the perfect milkshake, but luckily theres so many options to choose from that you'll be sure to find your perfect milkshake match.
(Legend has it that the locals say the Chevron gas station on your way into town has the best ones!)
What more could you want than a bright blue lake, mountains, beaches, hiking trails, all types of rentals, and playing a round of golf with the birds chirping in the background? If you're looking for all this and more then start planning your stay now. Bear Lake has got it all and will never disappoint. Here are some of our favorite things to do while camping at Bear lake.
Bear Lake is waiting for you, but don't wait too long! The best time to visit Bear Lake is in the Summer to take advantage of the open water. However, in the winter the surrounding mountains and canyon provide skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and some of the best snowmobiling trails you can find! Whenever you find the time to visit, you wont regret it.