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Bear Lake Marina
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Bear Lake Marina
Description - Bear Lake State Park is a recreational site with facilities for water sports, camping and picnicking. The park consists of three areas: the Marina, Rendezvous Beach and East Side. Each portion of the park provides lake access, but has a different recreational focus. The Marina lies on the southwestern shore of Bear Lake and highlights boating. Rendezvous Beach are focuses on swimming and camping. The East Side is the least developed area of the park. It supports primitive camping, scuba diving and boating.

Attractions - Attractions at Bear Lake State Park include a full-service marina with a five-lane boat ramp. Also within the Marina district of the park is a group picnic pavilion, campground, waste disposal station and visitor center. At the Rendezvous Beach area you'll find a large campground, swimming beach and water access for small craft. The East Side district of Bear Lake supports two concrete boat ramps and six primitive campgrounds, one of which has drinking water.

Recreation - This state park provides various opportunities for water-oriented activities including: waterskiing, swimming, scuba diving and sailing. Fishing for cutthroat, mackinaw and whitefish is a favorite activity for visitors to the lake. During the winter snowmobilers and ice anglers find solace at this site. In January the annual Bonneville Cisco run occurs at East Side on Cisco Beach.

Climate - Bear Lake lies in the eastern mountains of Utah at a moderate elevation, which makes for mild summers and cold winters. The area gets most of its precipitation in the form of winter snow and late summer thunderstorms. Like the rest of the state this area is relatively arid.

Location - Bear Lake lies at an elevation of 5,923 feet in the Rocky Mountains on the Utah-Idaho border. It is accessible from Utah State Road 30 near Laketown and Garden City.

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Report: Camping at Bear Lake was wonderful. It is a beautiful lake with blue, blue water. The water is cool but in the heat of the afternoon it feels wonderful. There are a lot of people there but it's a big lake so there's plenty of room for all the boats and you can go out in a kayak without feeling like your risking your life among all the motorboats. The best place to camp is near Laketown at Rendezvous Beach State Park in the Big Creek Campground. There are big trees there for shade and the beach is nice and sandy. There's also a little rest stop near there where you could park for free and spend an afternoon. During our stay there was a little storm that blew through a couple of the days about 5-6pm. It came in fast and windy and moved out just as quickly as it came. The best way to go is from Logan, east through Logan Canyon. The canyon is very pretty and the view of the lake is fabulous.

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Contact Information:
Bear Lake State Park, P.O. Box 184 , Garden City, UT, 84028-0184, Phone: 435-946-3343

Additional Information:
Northern Utah - This region of the state lies north and northwest of Salt Lake City and includes the Great Salt Lake and most of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Utah State Parks - The Utah State Parks system is comprised of 46 properties throughout the state. The properties consist of heritage, recreation and scenic sites that vary in size and amenities.

Utah State Parks & Recreation - This site is a comprehensive listing of the state parks including maps and contact information.


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