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Bear River State Park, Evanston

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Bear River State Park is a public recreation area straddling the Bear River on the east side of the city of Evanston, Wyoming. The 324-acre (131 ha) state park was established in 1991 and is managed by Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.
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  • Bear River State Park is on the outskirts of Evanston and definitely a place to visit. Although not a large Park, it has a lot to offer. There’s a concrete walking path that takes you along the... 
    Bear River State Park is on the outskirts of Evanston and definitely a place to visit. Although not a large Park, it has a lot to offer. There’s a concrete walking path that takes you along the...  more »
  • A very nice stop on a road trip. We were able to see bison and elk up close, and the binoculars they had set up were great. Skip the visitor's center unless you really like dead things, but go out.....  more
    A very nice stop on a road trip. We were able to see bison and elk up close, and the binoculars they had set up were great. Skip the visitor's center unless you really like dead things, but go out.....  more »
  • Beautiful Park. We rode our bikes through the park and saw so many animals. could walk or ride in this park every day. 
    Beautiful Park. We rode our bikes through the park and saw so many animals. could walk or ride in this park every day.  more »
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  • Immaculate beauty to bring the whole family and your dog too! There's a large playground, bathrooms, and parking lot with plenty of parking and handicapped spaces available just upon entering the park. No semi-truck parking is permitted, which is a shame because I feel that this park has enough room for all to enjoy it. Further into the park there is a bison pasture on the left with standard colored and white bison, pretty cool! Further into the park is two-space capacity parking near individual spots with benches and picnic tables. Further into the park is an elk enclosure, also to the left. Their antlers are massive and they're truly a sight to behold! There are electric fences keeping the animals in while larger fences with barbed wire keep the humans out. There's plenty of parking throughout the entire park as well as paved walking trails for cycling, walking your dog, etc. There's a creek running along the paved trail and it truly is one of the best spots to visit in the US.
  • My mom and I came through on a trip and stopped here to stretch our legs and walk our dog. It’s a beautiful state park with plenty of parking and a playground for little ones. They have a bathroom house with flushable toilets but no sinks. There are trail maps set up around the state park as well as other informative signs. The parking is right along the river and there is also a trail that gives you plenty of access points to it. They have to enclosed areas one housing bison and the other elk. The state park is right next to the Rio Oso MTB trails and is also conveniently located off of I80. It is a day use only state park but is free. We would definitely come back and highly recommended. Check out other reviews on callsignsandoval.com By Brad Sandoval
  • This place is super awesome. It's the exit before the Wyoming Welcome Center on 80. There's a penned viewing area for buffalo (including two white buffalo!) And elk. Also came across a moose while doing the loop hike.
  • Beautiful park with walking paths along the river, exercise points to get your workout in, soccer fields, picnic areas and a pond with boat rentals. There is a memorial garden where trees are planted in between plaques with names of people that have passed on.
  • It was worth the stop. Just a brief stop but enjoyed a nice walk on the trail. Also some MTB trails here as well. There was a lot to see in such a small area...

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