If coming from Idaho Falls stay on 30 Hwy till Montpelier then take 89 hwy to St Charles. If ya coming from Jackson Wy stay on 89 Hwy . If ya need Groc stop at the store in Montpelier. Google will take you the shorter way which you will be traveling on a very dusty dirt road for 6 miles or more. Sometimes the shorter way isn’t the best way. Sites are pretty level they have electric some with water and some with 50amps. They all have picnic tables no sewer. They have a dump station for that. Beach area is sandy and water is very shallow so if you have kids not to worry so much. Water is a turquoise color very cool like your in the Caribbean. Pics coming soon waiting for the smoke to clear from the west fires. Here for 5 days today is Sept 13 2020.
Such an appropriate description! We had a wonderful time! Great campsite near the water. The beach has fine sand and the water depth is super gradual - it'll take 50-60 yards to get waist deep. Crystal clear water. I dont normally get into lakes, but this was different. There is hiking and biking nearby - a little bit of something for everyone. We are definitely going back.
The group site has full hookups with a pit toilet and a dump station. The group site also has a pavilion, grass, and trees. However, when I went, the individual sites had sand, sagebrush, with little to no shade. However, the boat dock is very nearby.
The views were amazing right from our tent! The water was a little on the chilly side so we did more wading than swimming, but you cant ask for too much more in UT/ID. The waters were crystal clear turquoise blue and we could hear the sound of the waves from our tent. The bathrooms were kept clean and smell free especially for pit toilets.
We had wanted to camp at Bear Lake and there was 1 site left were we had wanted. Unfortunately this guy on a bike had claimed the site and luckily for him it was my Christian hour or I would of argued with him. The campground was super simple and close to the lake. There was a bathroom nothing to brag about and it was just open. No shade just a site to be close to the lake. It was 1st come 1st serve and I would suggest you get there as early as you can. Down a bit is a picnic area where you could do a day camp but no overnight. After all that we ended up going towards Garden City area and ended up finding a beach to swim and have lunch at. The water was beautiful and refreshing, dogs were allowed just keep them on a leash. We got there pretty early but after 12 it seemed a bit crowded. Overall it was a great day and on our way back to our KOA there was a festival going on in Garden City, lots of places to eat, shop, just be a tourist. Excited to return!
Couple hours out of the big city and you’re camping in one of the best places west of the Mississippi. Of course, we do have a boat to go on which is most of the fun but there’s so many beaches and plenty of places to fish which adds to the fun.
Agreat place to go especially if you want to cast your boat off and do some fishing or even some geocaching! If it's too hot on the lake there are some nice forests on the west side of the lake to escape into
Peaceful and clean
Bear Lake is currently so high there are very few sandy beachs availabe. This is one of them!
Cost for day use is $6 per vehicle and $15 overnight.