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!