The Bear Lake Valley is a recreational paradise! Bear Lake is often called “Caribbean of the Rockies” for its intense turquoise blue water. Jet ski, go sailing, boating, fish, swim and play on our sandy beaches. Winter offers snowmobiling, ice fishing and snow skiing. Enjoy bird watching & wildlife. Find Bear Lake Utah & Idaho Lodging, Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts and Vacation Rentals and RV Parks & Campgrounds.
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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.
Bloomington Lake, Preston Idaho 83263
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.
3890 N Beach Rd, Montpelier, Idaho 83254