Bear Lake & Garden City

Bear Lake is a 20-mile long and eight-mile wide natural lake with beautiful, placid waters that perfectly match the tranquil pace of the quaint towns that dot the shore. The northern half is located in Idaho and the southern half in Utah with the state lines dividing it. The turquoise colour of the lake comes from the mineral calcium carbonate. The vibrant waters have led some people to call it the “Caribbean of the Rockies.”

On the western shore of Bear Lake, just north of Garden City and about an hour from Logan, is Bear Lake State Park and Marina. Bear Lake’s beauty along with the marina’s facilities and beaches makes it an ideal place for boating, fishing, playing and camping. Away from the lake, more than 100 miles of trails allow hikers, bikers and ATV fans to adventure to their hearts’ content.

In the winter, the Bear Lake area transforms into a snowy Adventureland, headlined by ice fishing and snowmobiling, and the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest (Read the story). Learn more about fishing in Bear Lake, featured as one of Utah’s best winter refreshes

Garden City

Garden City’s location at the end of the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway and on the shores of Bear Lake State Park makes it one of Northern Utah’s best gateway towns. It is the perfect place to spend focused time with the beautiful scenery and enjoy a raspberry shake.

In the winter, experience the rush of snowmobiling on 350 miles of groomed trails and wide open play areas. Or Ski Beaver Mountain Resort and enjoy some of Utah’s best powder. Ice fishing is a waiting game, but there’s nowhere more scenic to pass the wait than Bear Lake. Averages suggest that Bear Lake freezes over seven out of every 10 years.

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