Logan - Bear Lake
Starkly different than Utah’s red-rock desert areas, the Cache Valley area offers lush trees and expansive bodies of water. The many streams, lakes and reservoirs provide the opportunity for fishing, boating and all kinds of outdoor recreation.
In the crisp fall weather, fly fishing conditions become ideal. Packed with trout, the fish seem to sense that the lean days of winter are fast approaching, so they feed aggressively. The Blacksmith Fork & Logan rivers are a hotbed of activity.
Bear Lake, often called the “Carribbean of the Rockies” because of its beautiful azure color, is a wonderful fishery that goes through unusual cycles. It is a large, deep lake inhabited by big cutthroat, lake trout and other species including endemic whitefish and cisco. Fishing success can be good in the summer and usually becomes very good during late fall and early winter. If often produces trophy-sized fish.
In mid-January, thousands of small cisco spawn in shallow water along Cisco Beach, and in other spots around the big lake. Fishermen come from around the region to catch the fish using dip nets. The event has become a fun attraction, called the Cisco Disco. It includes a Polar Plunge and other activities.
With mountains on all sides of the valley, many people consider pastoral Logan to be the most beautiful city in Utah!
Places to See
- Bear Lake
- Historic Logan
- Logan Canyon Scenic Byway
- American West Heritage Center
- Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge
- Bear River Heritage Area
- National Oregon/California Trail Center
- Area Hot Springs
- Area Caves
- Area State Parks
Things To Do
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