Area Guide

Your Ticket to Bear Lake Fun

Bear Lake is home to all the family fun you can imagine. And Waterdance is at the heart of all the fun. Whether you want to relax at the beach while the kids play in the shallows, explore a gorgeous cave, go wake surfing or Tarzan swing into a mountain lake, you’ll find it here.

Beach Access

We’ve got two free public beach accesses within a short walk of Waterdance. Here are some of our favorite beaches including the ones right here in Garden City.

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Garden City Park Beach

5 minute walk from Waterdance. Park and boardwalk to the beach. Good quick beach option close to home.

Garden City Public Beach

The closest beach access to Waterdance. Only 2 blocks east! Parking available if you don't want to walk.

North Beach Bear Lake Park

Great two-mile long beach with a gradually sloped, sandy lake bottom to provide an enormous swimming area.

Boat and Outdoor Equipment Rentals

Throw up a wake and go wakeboarding, zip across the lake on jet skis or try something new like E-foils on the water or side by sides on land. Coming in winter? Schedule time for snowmobiling. You won’t regret it.

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Firefly Power Bike Rentals

Electric bikes, electric scooter, paddle boards, side by sides, jet skis, boats and e-board rentals, water volleyball, more. 3 miles south of Waterdance.
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Bear Lake Rentals

Committed to giving you the best rental experience possible. We rent Boats, Sea-Doos, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Paddle Boats,

Rendezvous Beach Rentals

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doos, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water trampolines, wakeboards, wake-surfers
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Epic Recreation

We are on a mission to make your Bear Lake experience unforgettable! With our fleet of boats, jet skis, and side-by-sides, we’re here to inject a hefty dose of fun into your lake.
Marina Rentals

Marina Rentals

During the summer, you’ll want to enjoy some quality time on the lake .We offer rentals of Sea-Doo’s, SkiBoats, Wake/SurfBoats, and Pontoon Boats. Our 24-foot,
Bear Lake Bikes

KOA Bike Rentals (The Barn)

On-site rentals of boats, Sea-Doos, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water trampolines, wakeboards, wake-surfers, UTVs, street-legal side-by-sides, bicycles.

Leo's Bear Lake Water Adventures

Rent paddleboards and family kayaks Located at the Garden City Park Beach open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free Parking-down the boardwalk to the beach


Getting good grub after a day on the beach is just part of the Bear Lake experience. Here are some of our fave restaurants to make your stay even better. Most of them are within walking distance of Waterdance.


Easygoing quick-serve outpost serving classic hot dogs, salads, shakes & sweet frozen drinks.


Serves breakfast, coffee, espresso, salads, and sandwiches.

Summit Pizza

Delicious pizza loaded with fresh and quality ingredients. Dough and sauce are made from scratch in-store daily.


Airy eatery with an automobile theme, serving up burgers, salads, and quesadillas, plus breakfast.

Crepes and Coffee.

Offers a wide variety of savory and sweet crepes. We also provide coffee, smoothies, and lattes.


Retro outpost for burgers, hot sandwiches, fried sides, and a large selection of specialty shakes.

campfire gril land restaurant

Attached to Conestoga Ranch. Serving breakfast and dinner, the Campfire Grill's menu is full of gourmet New American favorites.

Cooper's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Menu is unique to Bear Lake, featuring fresh fish and lobster to raspberry-stuffed French toast. Offers fresh thick-cut steaks as well as seafood, chicken, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers.

Bear Trapper

A full-service, family-friendly restaurant offering pasta, chicken, seafood, burgers, and sandwiches.

Bear Lake Pizza

Wide variety of pizza, pasta, and salad.


American restaurant specializing in burgers, breakfast, American food, comfort food, shakes, and more.


Fast food restaurant franchise that specializes in submarine sandwiches, wraps, salads, and drinks. Located in the Shell gas station.

Cafe Sabor

Full Mexican menu including enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, with choices of steak, chicken, shrimp, or veggie, as well as pastas and salads.

Burger Barn

Located centrally in Garden City within walking distance. Offers burgers, fries, and shakes.

Firehouse Pizza

Stone-fired pizzas with pasta, sandwich, and salad options, as well as "monster" pizzas for larger groups.

Some Beaches Laketown

Burgers, sandwiches, fries, and shakes in Laketown.

Aloha Grill

Casual, family-friendly Hawaiian food, one block north.


Life doesn’t have to be a beach at Bear Lake. We’ve got so much to do and explore that your family will never be disappointed.

Bloomington Lake

Experience this 2.6-km out-and-back trail near Bloomington, Idaho. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 39 min.

Bike Path

Electric bikes, electric scooter, paddle boards, side by sides, jet skis, boats and e-board rentals, water volleyball, more. 3 miles south of Waterdance.

Minnetonka Cave

Minnetonka Cave is located on the Cache National Forest in Idaho. It is one of the premier show caves in the United States. Its limestone rock

Paris Tabernacle

The Paris Tabernacle is also open for public tours. Guided tours, about 30 minutes long, highlight the faith and sacrifice of

Limber Pine Hike

Family friendly hike through wildflowers and mountain meadows with great views. Only 10 minutes from Waterdance.
Bear Lake Adventure

Bridgerland Adventure Park

Zip lines, rope courses and a 350-foot slide. Restaurant with hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and other foods. Climb inside the Zorb Ball

Bunchgrass Mountain Biking

Hit this ambitious 8-mile, 2,300-foot vertical trail to pay-dirt at the beautiful White Pine Lake where you can refresh with a dip

Burnt Fork

Known locally as the Burns, Burnt Fork is easily accessed near the summit of Logan Pass from a forest service road. Cycle up to the Sinks for some

Pickleville Playhouse

Kick back after your days at the beach or in the mountains with side-splitting performances at the family-friendly Pickleville Playhouse.
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Renegade Raceway

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Mini Golf at Moose Buns


Heritage Park

Bear Lake Overlook

Get a bird's eye view of the Caribbean of the Rockies less than 10 minutes from Waterdance. One of the most popular roadside attractions in the state of Utah given it's remarkable scenery.

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Our friends over at keep an amazing events calendar to help you plan your visit. From winter plunges in the lake to Raspberry Days, free concerts and more, you'll find it here.

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Trail Maps

Our friends over at also keep an awesome trail map to help you plan your trail time on ATVs, UTVs, side by sides and dirt bikes. Check out the miles of trails at your disposal below.

Still have questions?

Let us help you plan your family reunion. We’re happy to help direct you to the right unit and nearby activities.