Brilliantly blue waters combined with sandy beaches are what call park visitors to play, fish, boat, and camp here at Bear Lake State Park. Minerals (calcium carbonate) suspended in the lake’s waters are what help create its spectacular aqua-blue color.
The Park’s concession operator, Bear Lake Fun Time, offers a variety of goods and services. So, whether it’s boat rentals, comfortable cabins, fast-food services, or on-the-water fuel at the marina, we can help complete your vacation here at Bear Lake.
Bear Lake State Park 940 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028, United States
Gates open: 7:00 am until 10:00 pm.
Quiet Hours10:00 pm until 7:00 am.
Day Use, Regular Season (May 1 to Oct 31):
Senior Resident: $10
Non Resident: $20
Day Use, Peak Season (FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day)
The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.
Bear Lake Marina has an adjoining campground with 13 sites, each with a table, grill, and firepit. The marina to this freshwater lake provides a sheltered harbor, 80-foot wide, 5-lane, concrete launching ramp, 377 boat slips, marina sanitary disposal station, group pavilion, modern restrooms, hot showers, and visitor center. Year-round fishing is a popular activity. A concessionaire provides boat rentals, gasoline, fishing/boating supplies, and a fast-food grill.
Cisco Beach is famous for its midwinter fishing with dip nets for the little seven-inch Bonneville Cisco, a member of the whitefish family. For a week to ten days in January, swarms of the little fish come close to the rocky shore to spawn. They are easily scooped up by hardy fishermen wading waist-deep in the icy water or through holes in the ice if the lake is frozen.
With Logan Canyon Scenic Byway, Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and Limber Pine Trail nearby, there are plenty of hiking options
Boating services include Dry Storage, Kayaking/Canoeing, Motorboats, Rentals, Sailboats, Seasonal Boatslips, and Temporary Boatslips.
There are several picnic sites in the park.
Cisco Beach is also known for its excellent inland water scuba diving opportunities. The rocky bottom and the steep drop-off close to shore make this location a favorite of divers from the Tri-State area. Two diving areas have been marked and designated for this activity. Wooden walkways assist the diver in accessing the water with his needed equipment.
Leave No Trace
Utah State Parks are proud community partners of LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS. Everyone is advised to comply with the following:
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITOR
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