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Bear River State Park, Evanston

(4.6/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
Bear River State Park is state-owned, public recreation area straddling the Bear River on the east side of the city of Evanston, Wyoming, in the United States. The state park encompasses close to and is connected to Evanston via the BEAR Project, an interconnecting trail system developed by the city. The park was established in 1991 and is home to a small heard of captive bison and elk.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers picnicking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Annual events include the Bear River Rendezvous, held on the weekend before Labor Day. The park's hiking trails 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.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors. You can hike or take a short walk. Enjoy the wildlife and the scenery. I visit for parties, family events and just to walk the dog. There is a leash requ...  more »
  • We have been here a few times, we like the Elk and the Buffalo that roam the fenced area at the park. We like to walk the river to relax after a day of driving. We have never stayed there, but visit e...  more »
  • This is by far my favorite place in Evanston. It's open 365 days a year during daylight hours, regardless of the weather. They have bison and elk right alongside the road so you can get some good pict...  more »
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  • Great place for everyone, including children and dogs (on leash). Love this place and highly recommend!
  • Quick pit stop for us, and we enjoyed looking at everything in the welcome area. It was cool that there were animals to look at without having to venture too far from the parking lot.
  • Clean and family friendly park. Was made to be able to do a wide variety of things, e.g., walking, biking, picnicking, fishing, animal watching, etc. Great park.
  • This park is a wonderful rest stop for anyone traveling on I-80. We always stop whether we need to or not. The rest rooms are clean. There is a play area for the children, paths to walk and interesting info about the area.
  • Bathrooms were dirty, but the view here was amazing. Nice place to stop and take a break.