Idaho state parks - a beautiful place to play and stay!

Bear Lake Snapshot

Location
133 miles north of Salt Lake City, UT
118 miles south of Pocatello, ID
134 miles south of Jackson, WY
 
Acreage
966
 
Elevation
5,900
 
Overnight
20 serviced, 27 standard, 2 ADA campsites, 3 group shelters
 
Amenities
Vault toilets, dump station, electricity
 
Boating
Ramps 
 
Activities
Fish, boat, water sports, sail boat and board, swim, picnic, kite fly, volleyball, hike, bike, ice fish, bird watch
 
Groups
Group camp, shelters
 
Winter
Ice fishing, snowmobiling
 
Trails
Hike and mountain bike
 
Wildlife
Native cutthroat or lake trout, Bonneville cisco; deer, moose, cougars, cranes, pelicans
 
Learn
Visitors Center 
 
Nearby
Snowmobiling, Minnetonka Cave, Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Cache mountain range
 
Rent or buy
Purchase souvenirs, gifts, drinks, snacks at the Visitors Center Nature Store
 
WiFi
Yes, at the visitor center and East Beach Campground
 
GPS
42.02917, -111.25778

Bear Lake State Park is located in the southeastern corner of Idaho near the Cache mountain range. Campsites for groups as large as 50 are available along with several serviced and standards sites. A popular destination for water lovers, Bear Lake welcomes about 15,000 campers annually.

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Welcome to Bear Lake State Park

 

Bring your boat, your bathing suit, sunscreen, fishing rod and your water toys: Bear Lake is a water lover's paradise.  

 

At 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, half of Bear Lake resides in Idaho, the other half in Utah. Known for its intense turquoise colored water, the lake is often called the Caribbean of the Rockies.  A gradual slope to the lake bottom provides an enormous swimming area in the summer.  In the winter, those with buckets and nets can ice fish for the Bonneville cisco, a fish found nowhere else on earth.  


Bear Lake State Park Fees

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$18 per night

Standard camp site

$14 per night

Group camp

$3 per person 

Primitive group site

$75 per night

Serviced group sites

$115 per night

 

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 

Click above to learn more about the $10 Idaho State Parks Passport!


Bear Lake State Park

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Bear Lake State Park at 3rd North 10th East, St. Charles, ID 83272

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The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Bear Lake Snapshot

Location
133 miles north of Salt Lake City, UT
118 miles south of Pocatello, ID
134 miles south of Jackson, WY
 
Acreage
966
 
Elevation
5,900
 
Overnight
20 serviced, 27 standard, 2 ADA campsites, 3 group shelters
 
Amenities
Vault toilets, dump station, electricity
 
Boating
Ramps 
 
Activities
Fish, boat, water sports, sail boat and board, swim, picnic, kite fly, volleyball, hike, bike, ice fish, bird watch
 
Groups
Group camp, shelters
 
Winter
Ice fishing, snowmobiling
 
Trails
Hike and mountain bike
 
Wildlife
Native cutthroat or lake trout, Bonneville cisco; deer, moose, cougars, cranes, pelicans
 
Learn
Visitors Center 
 
Nearby
Snowmobiling, Minnetonka Cave, Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Cache mountain range
 
Rent or buy
Purchase souvenirs, gifts, drinks, snacks at the Visitors Center Nature Store
 
WiFi
Yes, at the visitor center and East Beach Campground
 
GPS
42.02917, -111.25778

Bear Lake State Park is located in the southeastern corner of Idaho near the Cache mountain range. Campsites for groups as large as 50 are available along with several serviced and standards sites. A popular destination for water lovers, Bear Lake welcomes about 15,000 campers annually.

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Welcome to Bear Lake State Park

 

Bring your boat, your bathing suit, sunscreen, fishing rod and your water toys: Bear Lake is a water lover's paradise.  

 

At 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, half of Bear Lake resides in Idaho, the other half in Utah. Known for its intense turquoise colored water, the lake is often called the Caribbean of the Rockies.  A gradual slope to the lake bottom provides an enormous swimming area in the summer.  In the winter, those with buckets and nets can ice fish for the Bonneville cisco, a fish found nowhere else on earth.  

Bear Lake State Park Fees

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$18 per night

Standard camp site

$14 per night

Group camp

$3 per person 

Primitive group site

$75 per night

Serviced group sites

$115 per night

 

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 

Click above to learn more about the $10 Idaho State Parks Passport!

Bear Lake State Park

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Bear Lake State Park at 3rd North 10th East, St. Charles, ID 83272

 Maps of Bear Lake State Park

Location Map  

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.