View Full Version : Lower Bear Resevoir

06-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Anyone been up to Bear recently? Would like to find out if launching by the damn something I can do without 4 wheel drive. I know there is the resort ramp but what a hassle to park up top. Thanks in advance for any information.


mtn. man
06-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Although the area by the dam is not steep, it does have a few rocks in there. I've seen people launch there without 4wd, but I personally wouldn't try it.
If you do decide to try it, make sure there's someone around who can pull you out just in case.

06-25-2014, 09:28 AM
I was up at Bear yesterday, not fishing, just out for adrive. The water level is very high andI saw a one boat launching from the lake shore as I was crossing the dam. I have launched from the shore in the pastand you should able do it in 2WD with a small 12 foot aluminum boat. I would be reluctant to launch anythingbigger than that without 4WD due to the weight of the trailer and boat.