Bear River State Park

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Bear River State Park
Wyoming State Park
Country  United States
State  Wyoming
County Uinta
City Evanston
Elevation 6,799 ft (2,072 m) [1]
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 280 acres (113 ha) [2]
Established 1991 [3]
Management Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
Visitation 222,094 (1999) [2]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Wyoming
Website: Bear River State Park

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 300 acres (120 ha) 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.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The 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 1.2 miles (1.9 km) of paved trail, an arched footbridge that crosses the river, and 1.7 miles (2.7 km) of packed gravel trails. Trails are used for cross-country skiing in winter.[3]


  1. ^ "Bear River State Park". Wyoming Places. Wyoming State Library. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Bear River Basin Water Plan Technical Memoranda". Wyoming Water Development Commission. September 2001. Archived from the original on January 13, 2005. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bear River State Park Brochure" (PDF). Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 

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