Bear River State Park

601 Bear River Drive
Evanston, WY 82930


Bear River State Park is a day use only park comprised of 324 acres. It is home to small herds of bison and elk and boasts several miles of both paved and packed gravel trails. The Bear River State Park Visitor Center is home to numerous wildlife displays that showcase Wyoming’s impressive array of wildlife. It also provides visitors with State of Wyoming tourism information. Bear River State Park is located south of I-80 at exit 6 in Evanston, WY. The Bear River State Park Visitor Center’s address is 601 Bear River Drive, Evanston, WY 82930.

Activities & Amenities


All trails are open to bikes. There are additional trails located on Uinta County property just southeast of the park including a pump track.


Fishing allowed per Wyoming Game and Fish Department regulations


All trails within park are open to hiking.

Horseshoe Pits

3 available

Picnic Areas

Picnic sites available along the Bear River.


Two playgrounds located in the park

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing available, weather permitting


Swimming is available in the Bear River throughout the park.

Wildlife Viewing

There are great opportunities to view wildlife throughout Bear River State Park.  Some common species you may encounter are moose, elk, pronghorn antelope, Canada geese, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, great-horned owls, Uinta ground squirrels, cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, neotropical migratory birds & more.  Also, don’t forget our captive elk & bison herd!

Winter Sports

Winter sports such as sledding the Buffalo Run sledding hill at the Visitor Center, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing in the Park are available as snow conditions allow.

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