Without reservations, nice camping spots can be hard to find. We took a chance, following a fly fisherman's advice and traveled the 14 miles of asphalt and gravel roads back into the Bear River area. We chose to stay at the Bear Lake campground, one of three along the Bear River - no reservation needed. Other single sites along the road/river were also open. While not level, the site needed little adjustment. Quiet, quiet, quiet. Trout filled waters flow below the dam. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is at 9,700' and twelve miles up a somewhat rough gravel road. It is located in a mixed spruce/fir forest with mostly shaded sites. Great trout fishing at three lakes in the area (Bear Lake is 100 yds. from the campground) as well as numerous hiking trails, including the infamous Devil's Causeway. Sites are wide and level; campground was refurbished in 2002. Water is from a mountain spring and was great. Vault toilets are new and clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.