Is Bear Lake Utah worth visiting?

Straddling the state line of Utah and Idaho, 20-mile-long Bear Lake is nicknamed the “Caribbean of the Rockies” for good reason. This recreational center of northern Utah and southern Idaho offers a slice of paradise, with ample sunshine, sandy beaches, turquoise water, and great conditions for boating.

Can you swim in Bear Lake Utah?

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.

How much does it cost to go to Bear Lake Utah?

Bear Lake State Park Fees

Bear Lake State Park Fees
Day Use, Regular Season (May 1 to Oct 31) $10 $8
Day Use, Peak Season (FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day) $10 $8
Day Use, Off-Season (Nov 1 to April 31) $7 $5
Camping Fees, Rendezvous Beach

Is Bear Lake free?

To access Bear Lake, a daily fee (or park’s pass) is required. The lake sits about a half-mile from the parking lot at the end of Bear Lake Road, a dazzling little drive.

How long does it take to drive around Bear Lake?

The 29 mile drive takes about 45 minutes to an hour to conquer on a non-snow day and may take hours when snow is on the ground and chains are on your tires.

What can you do at Bear Lake without a boat?

13 Things to Do Around Bear Lake

  • 01 of 13. Take a Boat Out.
  • 02 of 13. Lounge on the Beach.
  • 03 of 13. Drink a Famous Raspberry Shake.
  • 04 of 13. Take a Scenic Drive.
  • 05 of 13. Go Underground at the Minnetonka Cave.
  • 06 of 13. Take an Eco-Tour on a Pontoon Boat.
  • 07 of 13. Celebrate Garden City’s Raspberry Days.
  • 08 of 13.

Why is Bear Lake water blue?

Bear Lake contains abundant suspended microscopic particles of white-colored calcium carbonate (lime) that reflect the water’s natural blue color back to the surface, giving the lake its intense turquoise-blue color.