Monday, August 8, 2016

Bear Lake

 Bear Lake is our families FAVORITE spot to visit each summer!  We absolutely love it!  Here is our favorite places, and tips to make the most out of your trip to Bear Lake!!
Our Favorite Camping Spot:  Cloverleaf Campground up St. Charles Canyon. Reserve a spot and find out more information here  (Bring BUG SPRAY!) This picture is the view from the head of the creek in that campground!  Gorgeous!  

Favorite Raspberry Shake:  Le Beau’s Drive Inn     69 N Bear Lake Blvd  Garden City, UT

Favorite Beach:  North Beach located on the road right by “Bear Cave Drive Inn” The address for the bear cave is 101 N. Beach Rd. St. Charles, Idaho 83272.  You follow that road for a ways and then you pay a fee at a booth, then you can go wherever you would like! This is a good map that shows you where North Beach and Rendezvous Beach’s are!

Favorite Golf Course: Bear Lake West Golf Course

155 US Hwy 89, Fish Haven, ID 83287
Phone: (208) 945-2744
Bear Lake West Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course nestled in the mountains over looking Bear Lake. Some of the most spectacular views of Bear Lake and its surroundings can be seen from this course. This course is as beautiful as it is challenging. It is a must play.

Favorite Cave:  Minnetonka Cave
"Minnetonka Cave is the largest commercially developed limestone rock cave in the state of Idaho, and one of the highest, with an entrance elevation of 7,700 feet.
Location: In the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho. 
Time to Allow: 60-90 minutes of walking & climbing. Tours start every 30 minutes & they do fill up. So on a busy day you may have to wait a few minutes to catch the next tour. There are also around 400 steps down to the cave's entrance so I wouldn't recommend going if you're seriously out of shape, have a heart condition, breathing problems... you get the idea. The cave stays a brisk 40 degrees all year round so make sure to bring a jacket! 
Hours of Operation: 10:00am-5:30pm. 7days a week. Runs from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day... weather permitting. Tours run every 30 minutes. The last tour starts @ 5:30.
Fees: $5 for adults (16 years or older), $4 for 6 to 15 year olds, Under 5 years old are free, Family Pass is $20, Groups (30 people or more) get 10% off.
Phone: (435) 245-4422"

Favorite Hidden Lake: Bloomington Lake:
If you’re up for an adventure drive to Bloomington Lake.  The most gorgeous lake I’ve ever seen.  It’s a short little hike (don’t stop at the first pond of water… keep going until the LAKE!) Bring a raft, canoe if you have one!  Crazy people even snowboard off the Glacier into the Lake.  Rather entertaining.  Other crazy people cliff jump, and rope swing into the FREEZING water.  It’s a gem of a place for sure.  Find directions and more info here;

·         Watch a show at the Pickleville Playhouse
2049 S Bear Lake Blvd  Garden City, UT 84028
(435) 946-2918
·         Great Bike path along the lake  

1 comment:

  1. Heading there this week for our reunion...can't wait! We've got most of these things in our agenda already...except the golf and Bloomington Lake. Love your cute blog and love you too, Camillie! You are JOY! :)