It was a great family trip. Saying that, I have a couple of issues. The camp host for our area was not very friendly or they did not come around. The park ranger was a little over the top, especially with vehicles parking and the talking after 10:00. This lake can get very busy, so best to get there in the morning. I would not stay here if I was looking at relaxing. Sites are nice and kept up but there are not tent sites for every site. Make sure you check this out if you need a tent site also. I would also not stay in sites 100+ because of the dump tanks next door and you can smell them. No shade at camp sites. Some beaches have shade. Water is not to bad about 65 degrees in Mid August.
We stayed here for a family reunion and it was really nice. This is setup for kids and family with a pool and and other sport activities. This is not a place to go and relax for a couple of days. A couple of down sides. The flies are terrible. They are everywhere, and you just can't get rid of them. The second thing was the lights on the volleyball court turn off at 10:30 at night. It really sad that the adults have to be in bed at 11:00. Overall it was a great stay, but remember it is a family park with a lot of kids.
We have been coming to Bear Lake for the last three years. The last two years we have camped here. Its a nice camp ground but gets very busy during the summer. This State Park is more for the people with boats or watercraft. We camped in the Birch Loop campground. These sites do not have trees or shade. They do have a shelter over the tables. I will be move to the Cottonwood campground next year because it has nice trees and shade. Big double wide back ups also.
We have camped here for about two years now. The staff and camp host are great and wonderful people that want to make sure your stay is perfect. We have stayed here in a tent trailer and a travel trailer (currently), and all the sites are very nice. We have only camped in the Mahogany sites but the Cottonwood looks okay but its older with nice shaded trees. The Oak Hllow is for tents only or small trailers. No electric but does have water. These sites are perfect for tents and families. There are nice trails to hike or play some golf. Heber City is only 15 mins and Park City is only 30 mins from camp. You can't go wrong.