|Bear Lake Campground is located at 10,500′ elevation and has 14 official
camp sites. There are rest rooms and drinking water available. Camping, picnicking,
fishing, and parking are fee activities. There are also several hiking trailheads
nearby. In the early 1900’s, there was a large black bear causing a lot of havoc
in the area and one of the Forest Rangers set a trap for it. The next day he went
to retrieve the trap but it was gone. Later on, the trap was found in the middle
of the lake, still attached to a bear. The bear was so large that he had dragged
the trap cross-country and into the lake, that’s how Bear Lake got the name.