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Bear River State Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
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Visitors Center
Location Evanston, Wyoming, United States
Area 324 acres (131 ha)
Elevation 6,799 ft (2,072 m)
Designation Wyoming state park
Established 1991
Visitors 206,717 (in 2018)
Administrator Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
Website Bear River State Park

Bear River State Park is a public recreation area straddling the Bear River on the east side of the city of Evanston, Wyoming. The 324-acre (131 ha) state park was established in 1991 and is managed by Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.

Activities and amenities

The park offers picnicking and a visitors center. Wildlife viewing includes a small herd of captive bison and elk. The park is at the eastern terminus of the Bear River Greenway, a trail system developed by the city that connects the park with downtown Evanston. Other hiking opportunities 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. Park events include the annual Bear River Rendezvous held the weekend before Labor Day.

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