BEAR LAKE STATE PARK
Bear Lake is the Caribbean of the Rockies with stunning turquoise water and white sandy beaches. This is Utah’s second largest freshwater lake, nearly 20 miles long and 8 miles wide. This popular resort destination offers boating, jet skiing, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, and sailing in the summer. Watercraft, sailboats, and ski boats can be rented in town and on the beaches. Winter recreation includes snowmobiling and skiing in nearby Logan Canyon and ice fishing on the lake. â€¨The area is famous for its delicious raspberries. Enjoy a raspberry shake and other raspberry products. Bear Lake has more than 200 overnight accommodations and 880 campsites around the lake.
41 miles east of Logan, along Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, U.S. Hwy. 89, on the Utah/Idaho border (800) 448-BEAR www.bearlake.org
HYRUM LAKE STATE PARK
This beautiful 450-acre manmade lake offers boating, year-round fishing, waterskiing, camping, and swimming. Facilities include a 32-unit campground with one ADA site, modern restrooms, showers, a concrete boat ramp, and a sandy beach. A group camping area is available by reservation for reunions and parties. The park is located only 15 minutes from downtown Logan. Blacksmith Fork Canyon and Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge are only 16 miles to the east.
405 West 300 South, Hyrum (435) 245-6866
TONY GROVE LAKE—WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
Known as the crown jewel of the Bear River Range, this glacial lake greets visitors with an explosion of summer wildflowers and lush green plants. Tony Grove was formed by powerful and slow-moving glaciers, as evidenced by the huge boulders deposited around the lake. Moose are often spotted taking advantage of the water’s cool summer temperatures. Take cash or check as there is a $5 parking fee (as of Sept 2012) for day use at the lake. Stay overnight in one of 34 campsites at the campground. Picnic areas and a fully accessible boardwalk are located near the water.
The turn-off to the lake is 19.6 miles up Logan Canyon off U.S. Hwy. 89. A 7-mile road climbs to 8,050 feet. (435) 755-3620