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Bear Lake State Park

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Address: 940 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028
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+1 435-946-3343

Scenic lake stretching 20 miles along the Idaho border.

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Beautiful Marina and lake views

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and a bit of a beach.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 when the water becomes warm enough to swim in. You can rent all kinds of... More 

1 Thank Tony A
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 was a total bonus. When we got to the Overlook point we were stunned by... More 

1 Thank Claudia F
Lafayette, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 lake. Part of the reason is that the very few nice walking spots they had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 lake itself is not as inviting. However, in the fall, there is plenty of wild... More 

2 Thank magicmomentfamily
new jersey
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Reviewed 17 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 worth the drive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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 been called the "Caribbean of the Rockies". We stopped at the little town of Garden... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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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 quaint town of Garden City, it was a great experience.

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Westville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

As we are flatlanders from Indiana, we had never heard of Bear Lake. When we were planning our Western road trip, we came across it & researched. After what we found, it was a given that we had to stop! Bear Lake is the second largest lake in Utah, but it's not a reservoir. It's a completely natural lake with... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Have to see to believe the color of this lake. No wonder they call it the Caribbean of the Rockies. It's Amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the lake of all the places, out of nowhere.

1 Thank Yori O

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