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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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November Visit Review

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
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Lafayette, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Florahome, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoy visiting the Bear Lake area during the winter. We usually stay at Beaver Creek Lodge in Logan Canyon area. We rent snow mobiles and ride into a different town for lunch every day. It is Very Beautiful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Little tiny towns are near by this lake. So if you are looking for shopping this is not the area. Nearby Logan or beyond is where you need to go. If you are into the great outdoors type sports this is a beautiful area to boat, fish, hike etc. I would go again!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Our family has been coming here for years. It's a fun place, great lake waters, great small town food and ice cream. You can rent a cabin or pitch a tent, both are enjoyable and fun for all ages.

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