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Evanston - Bear River State Park

601 Bear River Drive

Bear River State Park and Travel Information Center are located on the eastern edge of Evanston, just off I-80 at Exit 6.

Bear River is a year-round park that offers nearly 300 acres that are ideal for picnicking, hiking, wildlife viewing, group activities, bicycling, skiing, rollerblading, remote control cars and many other activities. The park is home to a small head of captive bison and elk kept for public viewing. Three miles of foot trails are within park limits. They include 1.2 miles of paved trail and an arched footbridge that crosses the Bear River. Another 1.7 miles of packed gravel trails are on the of the west side of the river. The foot trails in the park also double as cross-country ski trails in the winter, weather prmitting. This park is for day-use only: no overnight camping is allowed.


Jenna Moline

Monday, April 16, 2018
Stopped overnight in Evanston - this little park was a great place to walk my dog & stretch our legs! We saw a lot of different birds, a moose, and the captive bison.

Allena Munoz

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
Wonderful place to go walking, hiking, running and biking. I love the new trails in the back area. Only part is I wish people would clean up after the dogs. I know it isn't the people who clean the state parks job to do it. So for all those people who are being gross about it just clean up after your dogs they even give you bags.

Ellen Schaffner

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Very pretty rest area for travelers. For Rvers, there is a free dump station donations are accepted. Also has information office. Easy in/out access. Well kept. Restrooms are clean. Would recommend for a break from driving.

Ban Jo

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Easy on and off, next to a Pilot gas, and a gorgeous fun place to camp...or to just stop at the adjecent Rest Area. Clean and well lit, no overnite camping but there's a dump station, free. Two little penned areas for pets, and a big field for dogs if yours is off leash. AND....if you are the trucker, who bought a meal and a coffee for the older guy with a sign asking for a ride, then THANK YOU! You are the kind of person who reminds me just how good we all should be! I will do it for the next guy, and hope it passes along!

William Bartelt

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Excellent rest room facilities. The visitor center is a small natural history museum, with dozens of taxidermied native Wyoming animals. There is everything from big game to raptors, rodents, and riparian species.

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