Bear River State Park

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Bear River State Park
Wyoming State Park
Bear River State Park
Country  United States
State  Wyoming
County Uinta
Location Evanston
 - coordinates 41°15′58″N 110°56′13″W / 41.265995°N 110.936935°W / 41.265995; -110.936935Coordinates: 41°15′58″N 110°56′13″W / 41.265995°N 110.936935°W / 41.265995; -110.936935
Area 300 acres (121 ha)
Founded 1991 [1]
Management Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
Visitation 222,094 (1999) [2]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Bear River State Park in Wyoming
Website: Bear River State Park

Bear River State Park is a state park located just outside of Evanston, Wyoming, USA. The park was established in 1991, and takes its name from the river that runs through it. The Bear River, was named as such by trappers in the 19th century due to the many bears that frequented the area. Bear River State park offers ideal areas for picnicking, hiking, wildlife viewing, remote control cars and many other activities. The annual Bear River Rendezvous is held in the park on the weekend before Labor Day.


The park contains 300 acres (1.2 km2) of land and is connected to Evanston via the "BEAR Project" a greenbelt activity offered by the city.

The park contains nearly 3 miles (4.8 km) of foot trails, including 1.2 miles (1.9 km) of paved trail and an arched footbridge that crosses the river. Another 1.7 miles (2.7 km) of packed gravel trails are on the west side of the river. The foot trails in the park are also frequented by cross country skiers in the winter.


Bear River State Park is home to a small heard of captive bison and elk which are kept for public viewing.


  1. ^ Staff. "Bear River State Park". Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Bear River Basin Water Plan Technical Memoranda". Wyoming State Water Plan. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

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