Bear River State Park

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Bear River State Park

Wyoming

(307) 789-6547

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Overview

Bear River is a year-round park that offers nearly 300-acres that are ideal for picnicking, hiking, wildlife viewing, group activities, bicycling, skiing, rollerblading, remote control cars and many other activities. The park is home to a small head of captive bison and elk kept for public viewing. Three miles of foot trails are within park limits. They include 1.2-miles of paved trail and an arched footbridge that crosses the Bear River. Another 1.7-miles of packed gravel trails are on the of the west side of the river. The foot trails in the park also double as cross-country ski trails in the winter. Numerous other trails are maintained for those who ski and snowshoe. This park is for day-use only: no overnight camping is allowed. Visitors can also view bison and elk herds, fish, utilize picnic shelters and picnic areas with access to drinking water and restrooms, visit the tourist info center, walk along trails, explore viewing overlooks, and visit the Volksmarch trail.

Map of Bear River (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.408451, -109.289349

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    There are ample opportunities for bicycling in this area.

  • Fishing

    Follow Wyoming fishing regulations.

  • Hiking

    Nearly three miles of foot trails are within the park limits. This includes 1.2-miles of paved trail and a arched footbridge that crosses the Bear River, allowing access to a natural area. Another 1.7-miles of packed gravel trails are on the west side of the river.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic areas and picnic shelters.

  • Winter Sports

    Enjoy skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Seasonality/Weather

Tourist Information Center & day use areas open year round, weather permitting. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years days. Grounds open from 8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Directions

Driving

Along I-80 near Evanston.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 789-6547

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