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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Bloomington Lake Rope Swing

Saturday we were at Bear Lake again.  After lunch we drove up to Bloomington Lake to play at Bloomington Lake.  I was really surprised to see how crowded it was up there, but I guess that's what you get when it's a holiday weekend.  There were probably about 50-60 people there at any given point, with more at some points. 
Bloomington Lake is about 6/10ths of a mile from the trailhead, over a pretty tame trail.  The biggest attraction there is the rope swing, but there is also some cliff jumping on the south side.  We saw a few people with fishing poles, and another group that was packing out some kayaks.  
During a break in the crowds we hiked over to take a turn on the swing.  It was a lot of fun!  I only went once because there were so many people, but catching it at a less crowded time would be awesome!
Nearest City: Bloomington, ID
Location: N° W°
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Additional Info:  The road is passable in passenger cars. 


  1. Awesome! How far of a drive do you think it would be from SLC?

  2. It's probably a little more than 3 hours from Salt Lake. Go up to Bloomington, Idaho (by Bear Lake), then maybe 20-30 minutes up the canyon from there. It's a sweet spot- just stay away on holiday weekends because it's a zoo!

  3. Hi Ben and Ashley.
    I write for GoIdaho.com and we are putting together an article on Bloomington Lake. Would you be willing to share your images with us? We could give you full credit and link back to your site. Please let me know ASAP.
    Thanks so much! Love your adventures, looks like you have a great time with your kids.

    1. What's a good way to get ahold of you? If you post an email address here, I won't publish the comment and we can talk directly.

  4. That works for me. What's your email address and we can talk directly?