Keeping Bear Valley residents
informed and involved.

Renew Your BVRI Membership for 2024 Now!

Renew BVRI membership by May 31; avoid $45 late fee! 

The 2024 BVRI Membership Form is now open! Please renew your membership for 2024 by paying your annual dues of $150 now — or consider rejoining if you have let it lapse. (Learn more about BVRI membership.)

Reminder: Just like last year, the membership fee will increase from $150 to $195 starting June 1.

Here’s a partial list of what your BVRI membership dues fund:

  • The Bear Valley Post Office and postmaster
  • Annual lot tree inspections and other fire mitigation efforts
  • The Fourth of July community picnic (Caribbean Cowboy will cater again this year. Mark your calendars for July 6th and watch the BVRI website for more details.)
  • Bear Lake’s amenities: swimming dock, picnic tables, bear-proof trash cans, boat racks, volleyball net and sand, and portable toilets 
  • The beach attendant, to make sure the lake can be enjoyed safely by all BVRI members
  • Bear Lake water quality testing (to preserve our state exemption for swimming)
  •, which keeps Bear Valley residents informed and involved
  • Financial support for the Bear Valley Music Festival, the New Year’s fireworks, trail maintenance, etc. as our budget allows.
  • And more!


1. Fill out membership form, THEN 

2. Pay by credit card or PayPal (via link in form confirmation email; there is an option to mail acheck)

You must renew your membership every year. Your timely payment allows BVRI volunteers to perform accurate budget forecasting and be ready to open the beaches…once this epic snow melts. 

Remember, if you rent your home or condo — or lend it to family/friends! — you must join BVRI in order for your guests to enjoy Bear Lake. 

Thank you for your support,

BVRI Board of Directors

Other questions? Contact BVRI Membership Chair Bonnie Powell (

Next BVRI Board Meeting:

Date: May 19

Time: 4pm

Location: Zoom. Non-board members must register and request the zoom link, which will be emailed before the meeting:

Upcoming Events

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NOTE: The events listed here are not necessarily affiliated with BVRI. This calendar is provided as a service to the community. If you would like to list (or update) an event, please email