Description

There are a few campgrounds to choose from in Bear Lake State park, and each sits on the shores of beautiful Bear Lake (obvi). The lake is a mesmerizing blue-green color, a result of calcium carbonates suspended in the lake–whatever that means! Spend the day on the water, paddling around on your kayak, fishing, or swimming. You can even head over to Cisco Beach for some scuba diving!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
157 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Lake Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
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The vibe at Bear Lake Campground

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August 19th, 2015

The Cottonwood Campground within Bear Lake State Park appears to be an old group site that was hastily converted into individual campgrounds. The tent sites are close, like stretch-out-your-arms-and-touch-your-neighbor-close, and there's very little privacy. The CG is billed as having trailer sites, but by "site" they mean "parking space", and you'll literally have to put your trailer between two yellow lines, and hope no one takes the spot next to you.

Beach access is close, the restrooms are relatively clean, and the on-site dishwashing stations are handy (albeit gross). The CG gets its namesake from the plentiful cottonwood trees, so if you have allergies you're better off in a different site. Bring bug spray in early-spring.

Park
Bear Lake State Park
State
Utah
Country
United States
Phone Number
(435)946-3343
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
41.966° N, 111.399° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 20 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 7 Sites
(Up to 75 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 130 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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