Bear River State Park

601 Bear River Drive
Evanston, WY 82930

307-789-6547

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

Biking

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

Fishing allowed per Wyoming Game and Fish Department regulations

Hiking

All trails within park are open to hiking.

Horseshoe Pits

3 available

Picnic Areas

Picnic sites available along the Bear River.

Playgrounds

Two playgrounds located in the park

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing available, weather permitting

Swimming

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.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Evanston
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW