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Get out and hike!

We were under time constraints so we only walked about 20 minutes then had to turn around. It is a... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Scott R
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Regina, Canada
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Nature at its best

So peaceful, saw American Bald Eagles, Bears, and Salmon. What can I say but that you must see... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
James B
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Hesperia, California, United States
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We were under time constraints so we only walked about 20 minutes then had to turn around. It is a very nice hike through the forest. You are away from the lake during the hike so you have to take the odd trail over to...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed July 27, 2018

So peaceful, saw American Bald Eagles, Bears, and Salmon. What can I say but that you must see this place to appreciate it.

Thank James B
Reviewed June 24, 2018

So calming and beautiful. We sat there and watched an eagle glide across the water looking for food. Kinda out of the way, but worth the drive. Be sure to stop at the salmon weir along the way.

1  Thank pamelakay
Reviewed July 6, 2017

It is sooooo beautifullll! The lake reflects wonderful views of the mountains! It is gorgeous and peaceful and gives you a good s sense of the beauty of Alaska!

2  Thank Danuza
Reviewed July 5, 2017

We just went to see the lake and check out the fish. We did not go on the hiking trail. On the way to the lake is a little river that the salmon run. That was worth the stop.

Thank Mizb29
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Scenic beauty hard to describe - we actually saw a bear as it was standing in the middle of the road ! Unfortunately by the time I stopped and got my camera ready he had just about got out of the picture ! Worth a...More

Thank 352bobs
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stopped at Bear Weir on the way down to the lake. Due to the time of year there were only a couple of salmon but it was a nice stop. We most enjoyed the hike/walk down to the lake. The trail is easy enough...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We took a short walk through the woods in hopes of seeing bears on the distant shores. Unfortunately, there aren't any beaches on this lake. There are only a few cutouts where you have to walk through narrow, overgrown trails (sometimes muddy). We saw a...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The lake is so beautiful. We had a pair of eagles sitting in a tree when we visited. We also went on a nice hike through the woods around the lake. Stop and check out the Weir on the way to the lake.

Thank LauraMcG478
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I found myself frequenting various parts of Bear Lake on my trip to the area. Start at the trailhead off of Bear Creek Rd and short walk will place you at the mouth of the creek, where, if the right time of year, you'll see...More

1  Thank _JesseWilson
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