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Bear Lake State Park

940 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028
+1 435-946-3343
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Rented canoe and paddle boat

If you're wanting a sandy beach- this is NOT the place to go, this is more of a pebble beach, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile

The view was spectacular, but you couldn't really appreciate the lake itself when you finally got... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Scenic lake stretching 20 miles along the Idaho border.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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940 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028
+1 435-946-3343
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're wanting a sandy beach- this is NOT the place to go, this is more of a pebble beach, but the boat rentals make this place a fun place. The staff is nice as well.

Thank 3Christine1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The view was spectacular, but you couldn't really appreciate the lake itself when you finally got up close to it.

Thank footprof
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Bear Lake, located in northeastern Utah and southeastern Idaho is a large, beautiful lake that is incredibly clear and seems to be growing in popularity. Located in the small town of Garden City, UT, the State Park offers access to the lake, a small marina...More

1  Thank CMN14
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Bear Lake is one of those places that you have to see to believe. It's huge, it's nestled around mountains, and it's as blue as the Caribbean. Oh, and it has beaches. This place is quite popular in the summer time, especially July and August...More

1  Thank Tony A
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Whilst on a visit in Salt Lake City we had a day to spare and we decided to visit Bear Lake and drive into Idaho. It was still very snowy but the roads were clear, and there were very few people about, which for us...More

1  Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I know there are several different parts of lake to go on beaches. We went to the couple of main ones in Garden City and they were just disgusting. You had to walk through this warm, muddy, grassy swampy water to get out to the...More

Thank nostalgicmommy
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Bear Lake is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint little shops, crystal blue waters, and of course raspberries. But in the fall it is a different story. With the crowds gone, most of the shops and stores have closed up for the season and the...More

2  Thank magicmomentfamily
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Drove to Bear Lake from Salt Lake City on my way to Idaho. Drive was beautiful with several scenic stop-offs, but none compared to to Bear Lake. It was a beautiful sunny day and the water was a bright blue. Truly an amazing place. Well...More

2  Thank mef514
Reviewed 11 October 2016

On our way from Salt Lake City to Jackson we decided to take the slightly slower, but the most scenic route which included the beautiful Bear Lake. This natural freshwater, turquoise-coloured lake, situated on the Utah-Idaho border, is such a gem, and quite deservingly has...More

2  Thank Ena G
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have heard from many folks that Bear Lake is a site to behold. They weren't kidding. This is possibly the most blue water I have seen in a lake and it was breathtaking. From the mountain drive in through a national forest to the...More

Thank mcqueen031
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Donna M
Which of the campgrounds of Bear Lake is the best for shade and beauty
8 February 2017|
Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at KOA Garden city. Lots of shade and activities but wouldn't say beauty. It was very clean and well kept and convenient to the city.
Are there specific places where you can have your dog? We are going to camp for 2 nights in a couple weeks with our dog (Cottonwood campground) and I have read a couple things that have said dogs aren't allowed at certain beaches/areas, but I can't seem to find a clear answer. Thank you!
13 August 2016|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
We saw dogs on the beach on the south end of the lake but they are not allowed on North Beach In the state park.