Sunrise Campground is close to Bear Lake Summit, just 6 miles west of Garden City and Bear Lake, Utah, at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Visitors to the Bear Lake area are treated to a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including boating, water skiing, hiking and scenic driving.
Limber Pine Trail, a one-mile loop that's perfect for families, begins less than a half-mile from the campground. It leads to a 500-year old Limber Pine. Bear Lake Summit is one mile away and offers picnic tables, interpretive displays and breathtaking views of Bear Lake.
Sunrise is made up of two loops of single-family sites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
26 single sites - $20.00/day, Capacity - 8 people + 1 vehicle per single site
Extra Vehicle - $8.00
Picnicking/day use $8.00
A mixed-growth conifer and aspen forest covers the site, providing partial shade and nice privacy between sites. Summer wildflowers are abundant.
Beautiful Bear Lake straddles the Utah/Idaho border and is just 6 miles from the campground. Outdoor activities abound at Bear Lake, with endless boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding opportunities. Sightseeing and scenic driving are popular activities.
ADA Access: N
When my family showed up Friday August 23rd there was no Camp Host. We arrived at 11pm to claim site 6 which I had reserved 5 weeks prior and there was a large family with all their crap all over our site. I spoke to the family and was told they had been given permission by someone who worked there. I went looking for the Camp Host but there was no one around and no contact information was listed in any of the information boards. Rather than get into a fight we camped in the designated Camp Host spot for the night and managed to snag OUR SITE the next day. The family there hadn't even paid a fee as no ticket had been issued for the site. Tthey just stole ours.
Other than that it's a pretty area. There is a very short trail in the back of the campsite between 2 bathrooms where you can see the sun rise over Bear Lake. I'd camp here just for that.
This is my third visit to this campsite- previous 2 visits were in 2017 & 18 and both times the hosts were WONDERFUL and kept guests in check.
This time, the bathrooms were dirty, very smelly and many trees showed signs of people chopping them for firewood so it's probably only a matter of time before someone gets hurt by a tree fall. The Host campsite was out of wood- because there was no one around to provide pest free local wood in a US FOREST CAMPGROUND.
Further down the road in Idaho you can find Porcupine and St Charles which are much less expensive and have a nice little river running through them- go there instead.
This place was awesome for our firs weekend in our trailer. Gorgeous country and easy access.
I love this campground we stay here with family every year. Almost all of the sites are nicely shaded and you can buy firewood here for $6. We have no cell service in the campground but you can walk to the road and get service if needed. Behind the bathrooms on the South side there is a little trail with a beautiful view of the lake. If you go exploring behind the East bathrooms you’ll see a little creek. The trails are no longer maintained which is a bummer so be careful.
Easily accessible, spacious and beautiful.
Sunrise CG is located right of hwy 89 about 10 minutes west of Garden City. The CG sits above Bear Lake. The sites are pretty spacious, heavily wooded with good shade. There are picnic tables and fire rings at each site. There are 27 sites available. There are no hooks or dump stations. There a vault toilets and no showers. there is drinking wager available. This CG can accommodate walk in tent camping to RVs. You can reserve some sites on rec.gov.
This was a good stop that was convenient on the way through northern Utah. The camp host was awesome and funny.