I took my boys out for an adventure today and I wanted to go somewhere I hadn't been before, so we aimed for Bear lake off Hwy 12. It's in an area called the Oak Creek Wildlife area and it is kind of a scenic place as you mostly follow a rushing, little stream in a river valley ascending through many different vegetative zones. The road is nice gravel, but has tons of washboards which really annoyed me and my sedan. We ended up wasting about an hour on a jeep track which was atrocious due to bad google directions. Then we got sidetracked at several ponds which were not the lake, and finally found Bear lake around 2:30 (we had to walk across a meadow to get there as there was about a foot of snow on the road there). It is a somewhat scenic mountain lake area, but there is a lot of litter there, and the fish that WDFW claims it stocked there are nowhere to be found, though I saw one of two small trout around 6 inches and that was it. Overall, it is not worth the bother to come here, there are a lot of camping areas on the drive up that might be worth spending a night at to get out, but undoubtedly the lake will soon be infested with lowlifes and teenagers and remain occupied for the rest of the season. I wonder if the creek itself might be a fishing destination though, but there will probably be lots of rattlesnakes soon feasting on the multiple squirrels and chipmunks I saw there.