Bear Lake Area Information

The Bear Lake area has developed into a year-round destination, with several thriving communities and plenty of great recreational venues.

Bear Lake itself is a major draw. During summer its beautiful, turquoise waters attract people interested in boating, fishing, sailing and other water sports. Campgrounds on the lake and in the nearby mountains are popular spots for family getaways and reunions.

The lake is also a popular winter fishery. Some years it freezes solid and provides ice fishing opportunities. Even when it doesn't freeze, fishermen ply its waters year-round. It usually offers good fishing for cutthroat trout and lake trout. It is home to several endemic fish, including cisco, which attract considerable attention as they spawn in mid-January.

Great downhill skiing at nearby Beaver Mountain, and great snowmobile trails make the Bear Lake area a popular winter playground.

Because of its beautiful scenery and year-round recreational activities, the area has become a popular place for recreational cabins, condos and shared-ownership resorts. There are plenty of camping and lodging opportunities for groups of all sizes, from couples to families to reunions and large retreats.

Additional Information

  • Cache Valley Visitors Bureau at 800-882-4433
  • Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-448-2327
  • Bear River Heritage Area at 1-877-772-7242
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