Bear Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide


Bear Lake State Park is an exciting place to play and relax during any time of the year; it's divided into three diverse areas, so you're sure to find something that meets your vacation expectations. If you're a fan of water activities like fishing and boating, then head to the marina, located near Garden City. You can rent fishing boats, jet skis, and other equipment and use the marina to get gas before launching your vessel. If you love a day at the beach, head to Rendezvous Beach, located near Laketown, Utah, for suntanning, swimming, and beach fun. If scuba diving is more up your alley, head to the east side of this park near the Idaho-Utah state line. Regardless of where you go, the calcium carbonates in the blue water help make this a beautiful place to play.

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Spring 30-54 F
Summer 50-80 F
Fall 45-71 F
Winter 17-34 F
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Nearby Cities
Garden City, UT
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bear Lake State Park

The available views and wildlife that abound will change throughout the day, so bring your RV to enjoy the early sunrises and the late evenings. If you don't have an RV, you can rent one on to make the most of your stay at a place that's known as the Caribbean of the Rockies.

Bear Lake State Park Campground

There are seven campgrounds at Bear Lake State Park, with rates starting at about $16 per night and varying according to the level of service and location. Some campgrounds offer easy access to the marina while others feature easy beach access. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, marina, beach 

Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA

Located just 1 mile from the Bear Lake State Park marina, Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA offers a seasonal pool, a playground, and a jumping pillow. At this campground, where rates start at about $51 per night, you also get easy access to many nearby trails, and you can rent a bike when you stay at Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Seasonal pool, jumping pillow, playground 

Bear Lake Venture Park

Your children will love camping at Bear Lake Venture Park with its petting zoo, large play area, pickleball court, volleyball court, and many other amenities. You're sure to appreciate the clean restrooms and the friendly camp hosts at Bear Lake Venture Park, where rates start at about $36 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Petting zoo, pickleball court, volleyball court 

Sunrise Campground

Sunrise Campground, located about 1 mile from Bear Lake State Park, offers single-family camping sites under tall conifer and aspen trees. Near this campground, where rates start at $20 a night, you'll find easy hikes that are perfect for the whole family. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Hiking, vault toilets, picnic tables 

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What to Do at
Bear Lake State Park

Inside Bear Lake State Park

Bear Lake is called the Caribbean of the Rockies because of its unique water color, and you can relax and play on the white sand beaches. You can also rent fishing boats, skiing equipment, and camping supplies from park vendors. If you love going scuba diving, search for the location north of the marina where numerous old cars are buried in the water. At the marina, you can get camping supplies, fill your boat up with gas while on the water, and get friendly advice. You won't want to miss the Bonneville Cisco net fishing in January or other fishing opportunities at this park. Parts of this park are groomed in the winter for snowmobilers.

Outside Bear Lake State Park

While most people come to this area to play on Bear Lake, there are a few aspects of the surrounding vicinity that are well worth your time and attention. There are opportunities to go caving, visit history museums, and explore beautiful old churches. There are also great options for dining and shopping in Garden City and Laketown.


Campfire Grill Restaurant

Located on the Conestoga Ranch, this open-air restaurant serves wood-grilled pizza and homestyle meals prepared with local ingredients in an upscale atmosphere.

Type: Diner

Location: 427 North Paradise Parkway, Garden City, UT 84028


Sit in the unique boat booth at this restaurant while sipping on a raspberry shake with chocolate flakes or a Nutella brownie shake. Dig into some chicken strips, hamburgers, or hot dogs, and you'll see why this location has quickly grown since it opened in 2012.

Type: Diner

Location: 45 North Bear Lake Boulevard, Garden City, UT 84028


Stop at this seasonally open restaurant for some of the best hamburgers in Garden City. Stop at the sweet shop in the same building for outstanding shakes.

Type: Diner

Location: 69 North Bear Lake Boulevard, Garden City, UT 84028

Café Sabor

Everyone can get their favorites here, including Mexican entrees, or you can opt for the seafood, steak, pork, or chicken dishes to eat on the shaded outside patio at this family-friendly restaurant.

Type: Diner

Location: 21 East 75 North, Garden City, UT 84028

Cody’s Gastro Garage

Cody's is located at the Water’s Edge Resort, and you can get a great breakfast of eggs, breakfast meat, and potatoes at this restaurant or come back later for a dinner of black Angus burgers or wings.

Type: Diner

Location: 88 S Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028


Chocolate Bear

While you can get kettle corn, raspberry lemonade mix, gummies, taffy, and flavor sticks here, don't leave without trying their chocolate-covered raspberries.

Location: 240 S Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028

Blind Coyote Trading Post

Find local photography, paintings, wood items, crafts, and furniture at this store specializing in the unique and unusual.

Location: 240 S Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028

Bear Lake Surf Club

Get your seasonal outdoor apparel at this store that sells swimwear in the summer and snow gear in the winter. You can even pick up some unique souvenirs and office supplies.

Location: 88 S Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028

Country Village Antique Mall

Antique furniture, custom jewelry, Native American crafts, Western arts and crafts, and antique, vintage, and collectible goods are available from more than 30 vendors at this mall.

Location: 760 W 200, Logan, UT 84321

Vintage Treasures

You will not believe the vintage items available at this shop, ranging from pre-1900s to the 1980s. You'll find albums, dishes, jewelry, telephones, cameras, and much more.

Location: 37 N Main, Logan, UT 84321


Pickleville Playhouse

For more than 40 years, this playhouse has hosted theatrical performances accompanied by dinner.

Location: 2049 S Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028

Bear Lake Renegade Raceway

Challenge your friends and family to a go-kart race at this racetrack with cars ranging from single passenger to 10 passengers.

Location: 270 W U.S. 89, Garden City, UT 84028

Overlook Visitor’s Center

See the Bear Lake region's incredible views from this center and pick up pamphlets highlighting the many things to do in the area.

Location: 325 W Logan Rd, Garden City, UT 84028

Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway

Beginning on the edge of Logan Canyon, this scenic byway runs to Garden City along U.S. 89. It is recognized as one of the top spots in the United States to see fall colors.

Location: U.S. 89, Logan, UT 84321

American West Heritage Center

This 100-acre site is dedicated to celebrating the first settlers to Oregon. You can ride horses, take a train ride, and learn to throw a tomahawk at this site.

Location: 4025 S. Hwy 89-91, Wellsville, UT 84339

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How to Get to
Bear Lake State Park

Your exact directions to this park depend on where you want to start your adventure. If you want to go to the marina from Garden City, head north on U.S. 89 North until you reach the marina. If you want to go to Rendezvous Beach, head south on North Bear Lake Road and turn left on Rendezvous Beach Road.

Entering Bear Lake State Park

Hours for the marina are 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Hours for Rendezvous Beach are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bear Lake State Park Per vehicle : $5.0

Since the park's opening in 1962, lots of memories have been made at Bear Lake. If you have your own to share from your time there, post about them on your social media feed and be sure to tag RVshare. You can also send your photos and stories to [email protected]