Bear River City is located in Box Elder County, Utah and was granted city status in 2000. The area was first settled in 1866, and its first post office later became the old town hall (the town hall was later moved elsewhere); the second post office burned down, and it now has a third. The city has two historic buildings, the old town hall and a log cabin thought to have been built in 1850 that is now a museum. The city has an urban park with a playground, an outdoor stage, a small rodeo arena, and much more.
Book an RV in Box Elder County, and you will be one step closer to an educational vacation in one of America's historic areas. There are other cities that are also memorable and worth visiting. Tremonton was first settled by Mormon and Protestant farmers who were joined slightly later by Apostolic Christians of mostly German descent. Logan Library is a social beacon for the citizens of Logan, with more than 200,000 resources available for borrowing, and by hosting events for all ages all year long. Ogden, first known as Fort Buenaventura, was the first permanent settlement by Europeans in what is now the state of Utah. Clearfield was originally named Sand Ridge due to the Native Americans referring to the area as “the land of wind and sand;” its name was changed to attract farmers to the area. Bountiful is a bedroom community for Salt Lake City; a commuter train was added in 2008 to solve the traffic congestion between the two areas. Your Bear River City travel trailer rental is your invitation to visit and enjoy these destinations.
The Great Outdoors
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a multi-use nature preserve that is home to more than 200 bird species, of which slightly less than one-third nest within the park. It is a combination of upland regions, alkali mudflats, marsh, and open water. It was created in 1928 when a botulism epidemic killed off large numbers of birds, and also in response to a shrinking supply of marshland. Today the park is a popular nature and wildlife viewing and photography destination. Visitors can spot American avocets, white-faced ibis, and migrant tundra swans, among other species. Hunting and fishing are allowed; enthusiasts should check with the park administration regarding licenses and other matters. A road winds its way through the park, providing an auto tour route for more sightseeing and a chance to take your Woodruff RV rental for a spin; it's what RV vacations were meant for.
Willard Bay State Park is a cultivated outdoor recreation area located on a freshwater reservoir; the reservoir was created to supply surplus water to nearby farms. The park is available for day use and overnight camping; it is pet-friendly for dogs on a leash and has restrooms with showers, a boat ramp, and a concession stand. Swimming on the beaches is allowed.
Mendon Peak is a popular hiking spot near Mendon, Utah, with scenic views of the surrounding area. It is rated as moderately difficult, and the trail is marked but may be overgrown in some places. It is undisturbed, and visitors can hike year-round, although there may be snow in late fall and winter. Those ascending in the spring and summer should wear long pants and proper shoes, as there are stinging nettle and snakes. The trail is adequate for horseback riding.
There are numerous RV parks and campgrounds near Bear River City, though some of them have mobile homes or may be exclusively for mobile homes. Your Bear River City camper rental is all you will need to have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation wherever you decide to stay.
Golden Spike RV Park is a cultivated RV campground that was established in 1999. It has restrooms with showers and large shade trees. Sites can be rented by the day, week, or month and include big rig access and electrical outlets.
Exploring The City
There are many things to see and do around Bear River City. Visitors can start with an outdoor rocket museum; there is no staff on site, but visitors are welcome to walk through the area and explore. The exhibits are life-size rockets, some from the space shuttles, with placards explaining what each piece is and telling a little bit about it. A local mineral spring is open year-round and makes a good after-skiing destination. There are several pools and a tube slide for younger kids, plus a changing area with private showers. There are also a number of golf courses in the area for those who enjoy the sport. While you are in Box Elder County, be sure to take your Bear River City motorhome rental for a spin on the local highways; this is an RV vacation right of passage and is not to be missed (you will understand once you've done it).
After all this action, it will be time to refuel; there are a few commercial chain restaurants on hand, but most eating establishments are locally owned. One diner is on the side of a road with ample parking; the interior has an open dining room, an old-style counter, and an atrium area for larger groups. The menu is extensive and the prices reasonable. Those who have trouble deciding should try the chicken-fried steak and eggs; why choose between breakfast and dinner when you can have both? Another option is getting some takeout and heading back to your Bear River City luxury RV rental to enjoy your meal under a star-filled sky.