Bear Lake State Park Winter Activities

Bear Lake Winter Activities

Bear Lake Overview | Summer Activities


The Bear Lake area has over 350 miles of groomed trails and wide open play areas with no crowds and no fences! There are miles of groomed trails connecting Utah and Idaho that take you by spectacular wonders. Make sure to view the elk at Hardware Ranch. Off the groomed trails, you can seemingly drive forever in wide open places or climb the mountains for a spectacular view of Bear Lake and the surrounding hillsides. The snowmobile season starts in late November and extends into April. Local rentals are available. If you bring your own, be sure to check both Idaho & Utah regulations. The variety of terrain and spectacular scenery offers snowmobilers of all ability levels the chance to find challenges and fun!

Downhill Skiing

Only 10 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. Four chairlifts provide access for all levels of skiers. Ski rentals are available. Open 7 days/week, 9am-4pm, December-March. Closed Christmas Day.

Cross-Country Skiing

When winter comes to Bear Lake Valley, you can often ski right from your motel room. Excellent cross-country skiing can be found on the trails used by ATV's in the summer. Nearby Logan Canyon offers scenic trails through the mountain wilderness.

Winter & Fishing

Bear Lake is ice covered four out of five years and jigging for trout and whitefish is always productive in January and February. When the lake is open, jigging and trolling off the rock pile can provide a limit of cisco or trophy trout. And don't forget dip netting for the famous Bonneville cisco off Cisco Beach when the little fish spawn in mid-January.

Online reservations are available here.

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