The turquoise blue waters of Bear Lake straddle the Utah-Idaho border and regularly top the charts as a top destination for water sports, Bear Lake boat rentals and is one of the best places for summer boating in Utah and Idaho.
Fondly known as the Caribbean of the Rockies, the comparison between the two is convincing. Bear Lake is the second largest natural freshwater lake in Utah, extending 20 miles long and 8 miles wide with 48 miles of stunning shoreline, and a massive 70,000 acres of calm turquoise waters. Bear Lake boasts sandy beaches for sunbathing, a gentle incline with shallow waters for little kids, mountain and lake views as far as the eye can see, and ALL the gear, accessories and water toys you need for summer boating on Bear Lake, Utah.
Bear Lake is not only a top destination for boating, it’s a DREAM destination for water recreation of all kinds with space for everyone to enjoy a little summer fun, without ruining yours! There are hundreds of slips at the Bear Lake Marina or quieter Epic Marina to bring your own boat to Bear Lake, rentals of every kind from local outfitters right on the beach, and several boat ramps around the lake for easy launching.
Bear Lake has boat ramps at Bear Lake State Park Marina on N. Bear Lake Blvd with a five lane launch ramp, Epic Marina on S. Bear Lake Boulevard, Rendezvous Beach near Laketown, and two boat ramps for launching at North Beach on the Idaho side of Bear Lake.
A Local Tip: Always book and secure your Bear Lake vacation rental before booking your water sports rentals or activities. The lake is HUGE, and you’ll want to arrange boat rentals, equipment and toys close to home to maximize your time on Bear Lake. The summer gets busy so don’t leave securing your Bear Lake summer vacation cabin, boat rentals or water toys to the last minute.
If you’re wondering how to spend a day on the water at Bear Lake, here’s a little inspiration from Bear Lake Premium Cabins for summer boating on Bear Lake, Utah.
SUPs, Kayaks & Canoes
If stand up paddling is your water sport of choice, you’ll love Bear Lake. Book an SUP yoga class with Epic Recreation, get the whole crew cruising together on an XL 8-person paddle board, or you can even rent a blow up SUP to paddle Bear Lake in the morning and Bloomington Lake in the afternoon. A summer vacation is always better spent together, and Bear Lake Funtime have single and tandem kayaks, as well as three person canoes to paddle the wakeless zone areas along the Bear Lake shoreline.
Jet Skis, Wave Runners & Sea-Doos
If you’ve got the need for speed, Bear Lake has a selection of jet ski, wave runner and sea-doo rentals at all the top marinas and beaches along the shoreline of Bear Lake. Bear Lake Funtime have sea-doo rentals at all three locations, in North Beach, Rendezvous Beach, and at Bear Lake Marina or speed it up on a stand up SuperJet at Epic Marina. With an average of 6 hours ride time, your need for speed will be met (and gas is included in the price!).
Sailboats, Powerboats & Pontoons
Whether you’re planning on sailing into the sunset, fishing for trophy-size trout, or wakeboarding, surfing, water skiing or tubing the turquoise waters of Bear Lake – our local Bear Lake adventure outfitters have got you covered with a boat rental to perfectly match your vacation style. If you’re planning a large group gathering or family reunion on Bear Lake, the 24-foot, 18-passenger wake surf boat at Bear Lake Funtime is a blast!
Water Trampolines & Toys
Add an awesome trampoline into the mix and you’ve got a family vacation on Bear Lake that will never be forgotten by the kids, and the adults! The Bear Lake rental centers at North Beach, Bear Lake State Park, the marinas, and Rendezvous Beach near Laketown all have massive 20-ft water trampolines and slide attachments for endless play on Bear Lake.
Guided Tours & Activities on Bear Lake
There’s no need to adventure alone. If you prefer to get on the water with a certified captain with all the expertise and gear for an epic adventure, Bear Lake delivers. Visitors to Bear Lake have a great selection of guided boat tours, fishing charters, SUP or kayak excursions along the shoreline, and thrilling lessons to learn to surf, water ski or even spin a 360 on a tube. Bear Lake is paradise for water sports enthusiasts so be sure to book well in advance to secure your spot on Bear Lake.
Activities off the Lake
The summer fun does not end on the water in Bear Lake. Bear Lake is surrounded by acres of mountain wilderness and national forests with miles of trails for hiking, biking, horse-riding and off-road adventures, adventure parks for family fun, scenic golf courses, and endless activities off the lake too. Or … you could just simply sit along the shoreline, sipping Bear Lake’s famous raspberry shakes, watching the boats cruise by.
Where to Stay in Bear Lake
Bear Lake Premier Cabins will help you find the best summer cabin in Bear Lake as well as hook you up with the best boat rentals to experience the best of Bear Lake in summer. Watch the sunrise over Bear Lake from your front deck, spend long lazy summer days collecting memories on Bear Lake, and wind down with a soothing soak in your private hot tub. We realize that each vacation is unique so contact us today to design your ultimate family vacation and personalize your vacation experience on Bear Lake.