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Bear River State Park, Evanston

(4.6/5 based on 60+ 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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  • We stopped by there to stretch our legs from driving across I-80. What a beautiful display of wildlife and the scenery was awe-inspiring! 
  • Great way to see Wyoming wildlife firsthand. Elk and Bison can be seen and if you really lucky might even see a Moose traveling through the park. Good for cross country skiing and families can sled on...  more »
  • Highly maintained, walk by the river and enjoy the wildlife. The bison and elk are fenced, but watching them was a treat. Magpies sitting on the bison was enjoyable. 
  • 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.