We are happy to give you customized recommendations for activities to do in Bear Lake based upon your family size and ages.  Call us today at 435-946-3271.

Snowmobiling, Boating, and ATVs


Bring your own toys or just rent them here.
Both www.BearLakeFun.com and www.BearLakeRentals.com are there to help get you on the snow, lake or hills.
Check them out to accelerate your fun in Bear Lake.

Garden City Boardwalk


At the City Park in the middle of Garden City, Utah. Enjoy a walk through the wetland area on a boardwalk above it all. Sometimes wildlife and different species of birds are seen. The quiet walk ends up right on the beach of beautiful Bear Lake. Enjoy a picnic while you relax and watch the activity on the lake.

Caves


Minnetonka Cave (info 208-945-2407) Located 9 miles up St. Charles, Idaho. Open for tours daily, the cave provides entertainment and education. Among its features are large rooms and caverns, stalagmites, stalactites and other cave formations. Tours are provided daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Be prepared for over 400 steps going up and down. Jackets and sturdy shoes are recommended.

Paris Ice Caves, where caverns contain ice all summer long, but are accessible generally by the middle of July. Located in Pairs Canyon, Idaho.

Montpelier Reservoir


Excellent fishing is available in the man made reservoir. No motorized boats are allowed. The earth filled dam is 62 feet high. It impounds 3,850 acre feet of water used for irrigation. the reservoir is north of Highway 89 in Montpelier, Idaho and Geneva, Idaho.

Oregon Trail


The Oregon Trail crosses Bear Lake County from the border on the southeast to Soda Springs on the northwest. Although much of the trail is covered by paved roads, unpaved portions of the trail are visible parallel to Highway 30 north of Georgetown, Idaho. The Oregon Trail Rendezvous Pageant is held the Saturday before the 24th of July, in Montpelier. The Pageant offers Dutch oven dinner, musical entertainment, and dancing on the old Oregon Trail. National Oregon/California Trail Center (information 1-800-448-BEAR) Travel back in time. Visit Peg Leg Smith’s trading post, spend some time in a wagon train encampment at Clover Creek. Experience living history as real people become pioneers, mountain men, traders, heroes, and scoundrels. Located in Montpelier, Idaho at the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 30.

Paris Tabernacle


Built by Mormon Pioneers over 100 years ago, the tabernacle is constructed of sandstone. It contains fine wood work in all parts of the interior. Tours are conducted daily during the summer with frequent organ recitals. Located in the middle of the town of Paris, Idaho.

Paris Pioneer Museum


The Paris Pioneer Museum contains many historic items and photographs. It points the way to the large number of historic buildings in the community of Paris. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Pickleville Playhouse


Summer Theater and Western Cook-out-Usually you will need reservations. Call (435) 946-2918 or (435)753-1944. Open June through Labor Day.

Rails and Trails Museum


Celebrating the history of the Oregon Trail and other historic routes in the area, the museum also contains pioneer artifacts, many historic photographs, and items that recall the earliest settlers of Bear Lake Valley.

Highland Trail


A 55 mile long National Recreation trail is accessible from many points within the Bear Lake area including Bloomington Canyon, Paris Canyon, Emigration Canyon, and Logan Canyon. It is open to hiking, horseback riding, motorbikes or mountain bikes. Spectacular scenic views from the trail can be seen in Cache Valley as well as Bear Lake Valley. 

Bloomington Lake


The small glacial lake is placed in a spectacular setting of cliffs and waterfalls. The mountain flowers and rugged scenery surrounding the lake are part of its attractions. The Bloomington Canyon road leading to the lake area is very rough. Those who wish to visit the lake are advised to use a truck.
Map to the Lake

Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge


Located on the north end of Bear Lake. The refuge is home to large numbers of Canadian geese, ducks of many species, Ibis, Sandhill Cranes, Avocet, and many other birds. There are 17 acres of marsh, open water and grasslands. Observation sites are available on a motor tour route. Walking trails are also available. Mosquitoes are plentiful. The refuge can be accessed from Paris or from Highway 89 between Ovid and Montpelier.

Fish Ladder


A structure on the north end of Bear Lake enables spawning fish from Bear Lake to travel up Big St. Charles Creek to spawning grounds.

Charles C. Rich Memorial


Paris Tabernacle grounds. Charles C. Rich was sent by Brigham Young to settle the Bear Lake Valley. He settled in Paris, Idaho because Native Americans occupied the south shore.

Raspberry Patches


Raspberry patches in Bear Lake Valley provide the fresh produce for wonderful fresh raspberry shakes, sundaes, and jams. Raspberry treats are available at most drive-ins around Bear Lake.


View Bear Lake Valley in a larger map
The Bear Lake Visitors Bureau has made this great interactive google map to help you navigate to all the fun in Bear Lake.

1. Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau
2. Idaho North Beach Boat Ramp
3. Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge
4. National Oregon/California Trail Center
5. Montpelier Golf Course
6. Bear Lake Airport
7. Bloomington Lake
8. Paris Tabernacle & Historic Museum
9. Bear Lake West Golf Course
10. Bear Lake State Park Marina
11. Scenic Overlook & Visitors Center
12. Bear Lake Hot Springs
13. Bear Lake Golf Course
14. Rendezvous Beach State Park
15. Idaho East Shore State Park
16. Minnetonka Cave
17. Rainbow Cove Boat Ramp
18. Cisco Beach Campground
19. South Eden Campground
20. First Point Boat Ramp
21. Pickleville Playhouse Theatre
22. Highway Rest Stop
23. Blue Water Resort
24. Garden City Park