Bear Lake (Idaho–Utah)

Bear Lake (Eng. " Bear Lake " ) is a natural lake on the border between the U.S. states of Idaho and Utah.

Geographical location

The lake has an area of 282 km ², a length of 32 km and a width of 13 km; he is up to 63 m deep.

It is located 1821 m above sea level. Its location is on the northeast side of the Wasatch Range and on the east side of the Bear River Mountains.

Its water is used for irrigation in the Bear Lake Valley in southeastern Idaho. The water of Bear Lake conducted since 1915 on the Bear River Outlet in the Bear River.


The summer is dry and warm. In winter it is often foggy and snowy. The lake freezes in winter.

Fauna and Flora

The lake is a good fishing spot. Noteworthy are three endemic (that is occurring around the world only here ) fish species from the Coregonidengattung Prosopium.

The Bear Lake Valley is famous for its wild raspberries.


The lake has a dark blue color and with its beaches very popular with summer tourists. There are several marinas and beaches on the lake. The two most important tourist villages on the lake are Garden City and Laketown. Both the state of Utah and the State of Idaho have established a state park on the lake. Both parks are called Bear Lake State Park.

Pictures of Bear Lake (Idaho–Utah)