Ice fishing is one of the most popular sports at Bear Lake.
During normal winters the lake freezes over in January. The ice has been known to freeze as much as 3 feet deep. Towards the end of January a small fish unique only to Bear Lake known as the Cisco begins it's annual spawn. As the spawn takes place the larger fish, the Bear Lake cutthroat and the lake trout (Mackinaw) come to feed on the Cisco. Fishing is at its peak during this time and the most productive.
Contact Pugstones Ripples and Waves for information at (435) 946-2855
YES!!! Winter can be like heaven!
Northern Utah boasts some of the finest snowmobiling to be found anywhere in the entire world. Waist deep powder combined with steep mountains will challenge even the most skilled hill climbers.
Casual riders will appreciate the hundreds of miles of groomed trails that crisscross the pine forested mountains. There is snowmobiling that the whole family can enjoy. This area is truly one of nature's most guarded secrets.
Enjoy a day trip from Garden City to Hardware Ranch to see the wintering elk herds in a picturesque canyon located above Hyrum.
Everywhere on the trail the scenery is masterful with vistas of Bear Lake or high snow-capped peaks rising in excess of 10,000 ft in elevation.
Don't own a snowmobile? Not to worry! Machines can be rented at Beaver Creek Lodge nestled in Logan Canyon or at Bear Lake Funtime in Garden City. Snow season normally runs from the end of November to mid April. Come see what all the excitement is about. Experience the best snow to be found anywhere!!
Beaver Creek Lodge & Snowmobile Rentals
Located at: Logan Canyon, UT
Beaver Creek Lodge holds the exclusive Special Use Permit for guiding snowmobiles on the Cache and Caribou National Forests. Winter Snowmobiling, Family Reunions, or Conference Retreats any time of year Beaver Creek Lodge and the surrounding area offer a variety of opportunities to make any getaway a real treat.
Call: 1-800-946-4485 for more information.
Bear Lake Fun - Snowmobile Rentals
Located at: 1217 South Bear Lake Blvd. Garden City, UT
Bear Lake is home to some of the best snowmobile riding in northern Utah. This area is known mostly for the great back-country riding it offers, but it also features almost 22 percent of the state's total trail mileage with over 350 miles of groomed trails.
Call: 435-946-3200 for more information.
Enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding at Beaver Mountain featured in Outside Magazine as a well kept secret.
Nestled in the Cache National forest in Logan Canyon only 15 minutes west of Bear Lake on scenic US 89.
Ski on the many runs from novice to advanced in waist deep powder. Best of all you won't beat the price, and lift lines are short. We challenge you to try and ski a full day! Ski and board rentals are available as well as a ski tune shop.
See you at the Beav!!
For more information visit www.skithebeav.com
Sledding & Tubing
Just five minutes from Bear Lake on US 89 West is a natural winter playground for a variety of activities including tubing and sledding. Amid the alpine hills lies a wide open bowl known as the "sinks". People travel from all around to enjoy the day playing in the crisp white snow. Restroom facilities and a large parking lot have been provided for convenience.
Cross Country Skiing
Good as it gets!
Virtually all of the mountain terrain that surrounds the Bear Lake area contains the most spectacular cross country skiing you could hope for. The scenery and views are unmatched and chances of seeing elk, deer, moose, and other wildlife is excellent. Groomed snowmobile trails provide packed surfaces, while the powder off the beaten path is as good as it gets!
Slip and slide!
With cold winters and when conditions are right, ice rinks are created and maintained in the communities of Garden City and Laketown. There are no fees associated with either of these two facilities. Of course when the lake freezes over ice skating is good until the following snow fall. No rental skates are available so make sure you bring your own gear.