Local Area Attractions
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway
You'll find many points of interest plus hiking and biking trails along with good fishing. Also a winter wonderland with 200 miles of snowmobile trails, downhill and cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.
The National Oregon California Trail Center
Here you will have the most fun you have ever had learning history. Ride a computer controlled covered wagon, journey the trails with living history interpreters, see and touch the tools and artifacts of the pioneers and enjoy a campfire in the beautiful evening setting of the historic Clover Creek Encampment. http:// www.oregontrailcenter.org For more information please call 1-800-448-BEAR.
Largest commercially developed limestone cave in the state of Idaho, fairyland rooms of gleaming stalactite and stalagmite formations open (one after the other) on the guided 90 minute, half-mile tour. Be prepared for the 400 steps up and down in the cave and bring a jacket, the cave is about 40 degrees year round. Located 10 miles up scenic St. Charles canyon near beautiful Bear Lake, and guided tours daily June through Labor Day.
Paris Ice Cave
Ice never melts in this small cave located at the bottom of a doline. During the spring, water collects from the surrounding area and passes through the doline making exploration difficult. Late summer and early fall is probably the best time to visit. The entrance is easy to access and a boardwalk stretches across a standing water region near the opening. Ice formations are present in the interior of the cave and some scrambling over rocks is necessary to reach them. Old calcium carbonate deposits are visible on walls, ceilings, and floors. Take a flashlight, sturdy hiking shoes, and a jacket. A hard-hat is always a good idea as well. This cave should be fun for all ages to explore.
Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge
The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans and a variety of ducks and geese species. The Refuge has one of the larges Canadian geese producing areas in the western United States. Walking trails take you to view the birds and other wildlife found at the refuge. The refuge is at the north shore of Bear Lake. The US Forest Service office is inside the National California-Oregon Trail Center located at 322 North 4h Street, Montpelier, Idaho. (208)847-1757
Bear Lake is a fascinating blue colored lake. There are many activities to do while staying in the Bear lake area. Enjoy trophy cutthroat and lake trout fishing. Fishing is good year round. Best fishing is in the early spring and late fall. Watercraft rentals including motorboats, sail boats, jet skis and canoes. There are some great beach areas to enjoy the water and play in the sand. Try some of the many hiking trail or 4 wheeling trails in the area. Bring your mountain bike or your road bike for some great cycling. Come enjoy the natural beauty that the Bear Lake has to offer.