Bear Lake straddles the Utah / Idaho state boundary line and has over 160 square miles of turquoise-blue water. The lake is so large, you feel as if you have it all to yourselves. This resort area is known for excellent boating and water-skiing.
Seven boat ramps are located around the lake, to make launching your boat a breeze. Bear Lake State Park Marina has 305 boat slips and a 5-lane boat ramp, while Idaho’s North Beach has two boat unloading ramps and sandy beaches.
Jet skis and wave runners are popular water fun on the lake. They can be rented at locations in Garden City, Utah and Paris, Idaho, some right on the beach.
Swimming off the nice, gentle beaches of Bear Lake is fun for the whole family. Be sure to bring a sun umbrella, a picnic lunch and a beach ball! There are several swimming pools listed below including the Garden City Indoor Community Pool. Also, many make the trek to Bloomington Lake near Bloomington, Idaho to brave the chilly waters.
Water-skiing is one of the favorite sports on the lake. And you don’t have to worry about riding across the wake of another boat. Plenty of room and no crowds!
Bring your own sailing boat since scenic Bear Lake has always been a popular location to unfurl the sails, because a gentle breeze rolls off the lake generally in the early afternoons. Glide on the lake and enjoy one of its spectacular sunsets.
State Marina & Park Office: West side of Bear Lake, approximately one mile north of US 89/SR 30 junction on US 89 in Garden City. No campsites available. 20 reservable, overnight boat slips. One reservable group day use pavilion. Boat rentals, boating and fishing supplies.
Warm up on cool Bear Lake days at Bear Lake Hot Springs. THE CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED. The hot springs produce 75,000 gallons of steamy water every day to flow through the outdoor shallow soaking pools. Epic Rentals runs the hot springs and also has a water sports rental store on-site…