If you are wanting a vacation with white sandy beaches and clear blue/green water, you don’t have to travel out of Utah! Bear Lake has all of this and more! It is one of my all-time favorite vacation spots!
WHERE TO STAY:
With campsites on the beach, or hotels nearby, there are many options for lodging. (I personally love the camping aspect of Bear Lake, especially on the beach!) View the map of Bear Lake to plan what you want to do, then where you want to stay according to your activities.
WHAT TO DO WHILE THERE:
There are many things to do at Bear Lake, depending on the time of year you go. My favorite time to go is summertime, when you can play on the beach and play in the water. There are many vendors that will rent out boats, jet skis, etc. Cave exploration and bicycling are also popular activities. View the map of Bear Lake to plan what you want to do, then where you want to stay according to your activities.
- Annual Bear Lake Marathon: June 11th, 2011
- Bear Lake Kite Festival: June 25th 2011
- Bear Lake Cowboy Gathering: July 8th – 10th 2011
- Raspberry Days: Aug 4 -6, 2011
- Bear Lake Outdoor Heritage Days: Sept. 9th and 10th 2011
Make sure that while you are there, you stop at the Hometown Drive-In in Garden City for a raspberry shake!
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Salt Lake City, Bear Lake is about a 2 1/2 hour drive. From Salt Lake City, take I-15 north until you reach the signs towards Logan. Follow the signs to Logan, then proceed towards Garden City. Garden City is located on the shores of Bear Lake.
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