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Planning the summer get-together doesn’t have to be stressful.

Bear River Lodge has the activities all planned for you — no worries about equipment or facilities. And with options ranging from horseshoes to volleyball, there is something for everyone. The only question now is which days work best for you — and, of course, you’ll have to decide which of the recreation choices you’ll want to try first!

BEAR RIVER LODGE
Christmas Meadows, Utah

Don’t let the name of the city fool you.

True, Christmas Meadows is beautiful in the winter, but the summer months at Bear River Lodge are equally full of outdoor recreation ideal for family reunions and people of all ages and interests.

In addition to the brand-new cabins, Burly Bear Grill, and other facilities, Bear River Lodge is also building a new amphitheater this year, which will be a perfect setting for fun family programs and skits.

The lodge area has an outdoor volleyball pit, outdoor basketball hoop, outdoor hot tubs and horseshoe pits all available at no charge.

For the fishermen in the family, Bear River Lodge has fishing areas available where kids can catch and keep, or fly fishermen can catch and release.

Bear River Lodge also maintains a fleet of 70 Honda ATVs that can be rented by the hour, half day or whole day. The ATVs can be enjoyed on the 30-mile Wolverine Trail.

And that’s not all.

Bear River Lodge also offers horseback riding, including day trips and overnight adventures.

Hikers and bikers will find hundreds of miles of trails to explore.

AN ADVENTURE FOR ALL SEASONS

Bear River Lodge is in all respects a quick retreat for all seasons.

As autumn approaches visitors still enjoy the summer month activities, only with the added bonus of having a backdrop of dazzling fall foliage. Hunting opportunities also attract many visitors during the fall.

Winter, which begins in mid-November here and lasts through the end of March, brings new outdoor recreation opportunities. The Bear River Lodge keeps a fleet of new Polaris and Ski Doo snowmobiles for visitors. Expert guides are available to take guests through the Wasatch National Forest for an extreme riding experience. Helmets, snowsuits and boots are available.

In addition to snowmobiling, guests can enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sightseeing or simply relaxing in one of the resort’s hot tubs.

Bear River Lodge is also home to the Burly Bear Grill, where visitors can dine and watch television on the big screen TV. Adjoining the Burly Bear Grill is a gift shop and small convenience store.

LODGING

The cabins at the Bear River Lodge, which are exceptionally clean and warmly decorated, are all no smoking and no pets. Small, medium and large cabins are available to meet all sizes of groups.

Cabins range in price from $129 to $299.

HOW TO GET THERE

There are two ways of getting to the Bear River Lodge from Provo. Either way will take about two hours.

The most scenic route is to take Highway 150 north from Kamas to mile marker 49. This route takes you through the heart of the Wasatch National Forest.

The second route (and the one you’ll need to take during winter months) is to follow the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway 15 miles south from Evanston, Wy.

CONTACT INFO

Call 1-800-559-1121 or visit www.bearriverlodge.com for more information.

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