Bear Lake Utah is known as the Caribbean of the Rockies for it’s turqouise coloring, caused by calcium carbonate deposits suspended in the water reflecting the sunlight.
The 109 square miles of the lake are equally split between Utah and Idaho, with most of the development on the southwestern shore in Utah.
While not as frigid as the alpine water in the Bench Lakes, or the fresh spring water of Blue Heart Springs, the water is brisk enough that it nicely offsets the summer heat and is a very popular vacation spot for families coming up from Salt Lake City.
Yet another spot that’s been on our go-see-do list for several years, it’s one of the ones that is now high on our future return list.
Bear Lake Marina
Splashing Gone Wrong
It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a faceful of water!
Zooming Around Bear Lake
A quick flyby the Bear Lake Marina