Established January 5, 1875 with its county seat at Paris. Named for Bear Lake, which lies half in Idaho and Half in Utah. In 1863 the first permanent settlement was at Paris, established by forty Mormon families who came in wagons, in ox carts and on foot over very difficult terrain from Cache Valley, Utah.
County Seat: Greater Bear Lake Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 190
Paris, ID 83261-0190
Phone: (208) 945-2212
Fax: (208) 945-2780