Bear Lake
Getting there: From Salt Lake City, take Interstate 15 north 54 miles to the Logan exit. Take U.S. 91 north 27 miles, then U.S. 89 north for 40 miles to Bear Lake.
Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge: Located on the north end of Bear Lake; pacific.fws.gov/refuges/field/ID--Bearlk.htm or (208) 847-1757. The refuge is 17 acres of marsh, open water and grassland that is home to large numbers of waterfowl.
Minnetonka Cave: Located nine miles up St. Charles Canyon in Idaho. Open daily through Labor Day; www.bearlake.org/cavexplore.html or (435) 245-4422.
Highland Trail: The 55-mile long National Recreation trail is accessible from many points within the Bear Lake area.
Oregon Trail: The Oregon Trail crosses Bear Lake County. Although much of it is paved over, parts of the original trail are visible parallel to U.S. 30 north of Georgetown, Idaho.
Paris Tabernacle: Located in Paris, Idaho, north of Garden City on Highway 89. Built by Mormon pioneers over a century ago, the tabernacle is open for tours.
Lodging: Motels, cabins, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds are available in and near surrounding towns. For help with accommodations and other information (including information on visiting the Paris Tabernacle), visit www.bearlake.org or call (800) 448-BEAR.
Associated Press

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