Twenty miles south of Montpelier on US 89.
park rangers about
nearby Minnetonka Cave,
operated by the US Forest Service.
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expect a lake to be blue, but turquoise? That’s the color of Bear Lake,
the 20-mile-long body of water that straddles the Idaho-Utah border.
All that inviting water is hard to resist. Swimmers will enjoy a two-mile-long
beach on the north end of the lake, plus a 1-1/2 mile beach on the east
side. The gradual slope of the lake bottom provides an enormous swimming
area. Ramps are available for boaters and water skiers who want to enjoy
the water, too. Anglers can try for a native cutthroat or lake trout in
the summer. In the winter, they can come back with buckets and nets when
the Bonneville cisco run. Find the MCAT prep books you need here. The fish is found nowhere else on Earth.
The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located at the north end of
the park. The 17,600 acres of marsh, open water and grasslands provide
nesting for mallard, pintail and canvasback ducks, as well as sand hill
cranes, herons, egrets, Canada geese and white pelicans.
You can RV or tent camp at
Bear Lake. For camping reservations,
National California/Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier
320 North 4th, Montpelier, ID 83254
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 297, Paris, ID 83261
208-847-1045, (N. Beach 208-945-2565, E. Beach 208-945-2565 - Seasonal)
Life jackets save lives. That's why this park has a life jacket loan
program. If you're boating and find out you don't have the right size
life jacket for your passengers, we'll lend you one. Contact a park
ranger for more information.