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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.


Jake Klein

Monday, May 14, 2018
Stopped in to the visitors center and got 15 minutes of great in olive, information and maps from the incredibly helpful Kendra one of the park ranger. She was so helpful I couldn't thank her enough. I was driving through in my RV and was able to dump my tanks and get some fresh water all they ask us a small donation. Clean bathrooms and very cool center with several stuffed animals and info.. Even got a 50 cent cup of coffee " donation"... Thanks again for a great way to be welcomed to your great state of Wyoming

Timothy Ortega

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
I love this park/rest stop. Good place to have a sandwich or stretch the legs before the next long stretch of Wyoming road. Sometimes you can see the buffalo in the field next to the visitors center. I appreciate the outside dog runs. Pick up burgers in Evanston and enjoy a picnic here!

Tom Zuehlsdorff

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Nice bathrooms, good stop. Just please don't walk up to the fence when the Bison are there. That fence won't stop one. Enjoy them from afar.

Chris Katzl

Saturday, July 7, 2018
What's not to like? Buffalo, walking paths, playgrounds, free dump and fill station, visitors center, free internet, a river, clean bathrooms, nice picnic areas, and always clean and neat. My only complaint is that drinking and cleaning water was hard to find. I just hope Evanston comes to it's sensed and doesn't ruin it by putting a detention center next to it.

Peggy Strahler

Sunday, June 24, 2018
The best ever rest area! Amazing mounts and knowledgeable and friendly staff. Sure worth stopping in to see!

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