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Bear River State Park, Evanston

#53 of 139 in Nature in Wyoming
Bear River State Park is a public recreation area straddling the Bear River on the east side of the city of Evanston, Wyoming. The 324acre state park was established in 1991 and is managed by Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.
The park offers picnicking and a visitors center. Wildlife viewing includes a small herd of captive bison and elk. The park is at the eastern terminus of the Bear River Greenway, a trail system developed by the city that connects the park with downtown Evanston. Other hiking opportunities include of paved trail, an arched footbridge that crosses the river, and of packed gravel trails. Trails are used for cross-country skiing in winter. Park events include the annual Bear River Rendezvous held the weekend before Labor Day.
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  • Thank you, TripAdvisor. This is a unique and Informative display that we truly enjoyed. Pride in ownership is very evident.  more »
  • The Visitor's Center at Bear River State Park has some of the best (informative) collections of taxidermy that we have ever seen outside of a major museum. The collection is representative of the wild...  more »
  • Beautiful little park, nice walking trail, lots of parking and picnic tables and grills. Currently snow all over the ground but they keep the road and parking stalls cleared. It’s nice to go out and see the bison and elk. Haven’t had a chance to walk the full trail, waiting for it to warm up a little more but overall it’s been a fun place to visit.
  • A beautiful spot to stop. 🙂 Too bad the women's restroom was out of order & the family restroom toilet was plugged. 😑 Great views & the flag flying was very moving!

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