Update July 12, 2022: Burn Ban in Place for Bear Lake County
Due to restrictions set in place by the Bear Lake County Fire District, no campfires will be allowed in campsites at Bear Lake State Park. Propane fire rings and charcoal grills are allowed. Thank you for your understanding.
Just a reminder, North Beach reaches capacity most Fridays at around 11am. On Saturdays, we fill by 10am. We do try to reopen later in the afternoon, as soon as visitation levels drop.
You can now RESERVE YOUR SPOT at North Beach by purchasing a Parking Day Pass.
About the Park
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 standard sites. A popular destination for water lovers, Bear Lake welcomes about 15,000 campers annually. 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 is located 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.
Address: 25 East 300 North
St. Charles, ID 83272
Phone: (208) 945-2325
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.