When we departed Park City, our next destination was Grand Teton National Park, which was about 4 hours away. Instead of making the drive in one day, we decided to stay at Bear Lake State Park in Utah for a couple of nights. It turned out to be quite a treat! I had no idea how many beautiful lakes Utah has, and we were lucky enough to discover yet another one in Bear Lake.
Bear Lake’s water was crystal clear turquoise blue. It is a big summer destination, and according to the ranger, during the summer the park is almost always full. However we were there early, and we pretty much had the entire park to ourselves. All of the sites of full hook-up and we selected one right on the lake.
About 15 miles up the road is the Bear Lake marina, which is actually part of the state park. The water was so blue here I could hardly believe it.
We spent our one full day driving around the entire shore of Bear Lake, which extends into Idaho. Everywhere we looked there were pretty views.
Near the north part of the lake is a wildlife refuge. While we were driving through it, a very nice woman flagged us down and pointed out to us two baby owls nestled in the crook of a tree.
We didn’t spend much time at Bear Lake, but it was a relaxing and peaceful stay. All in all our time in Utah was amazing and I know we’ll be back!
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Gorgeous pictures. And look, you didn’t get busted for having wine at your picnic table.
I can tell Utah is a state we’ll need to explore more of. Isn’t it fun having a park to yourselves? Always a special treat 🙂
What gorgeous photos! That campground looked pretty darn awesome AND the full hookups are a nice bonus!
I am south of you in Provo, UT. How was Park City? I am leaving Provo in 4 days, but heading North to Idaho, then Montana. Is Park City worth a two hour round trip for the day? Great pictures of Bear Lake.
Park City is awesome! My previous blog post is all about it. If you’ve never been there I think it’s worth a trip.
I may give it a try. Thanks, funny I read your previous post before, but did compute.
Gotta love the shoulder season! To have a beautiful setting like this all to yourselves is a special treat. Exploring Utah has moved up much higher on the list thanks to your posts. 🙂
What a beautiful lake! We will have add this to our must stop list. I think Utah is our favorite state by far. Thanks for sharing:)
What a superb find! Your reflection pics are stunning!!
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VERY NICE IMAGES…..SINCERELY ANDREA:))