601 Bear River Road, Evanston Wyoming 82930
Established in 1991, Bear River State Park is located just north of Evanston in Uinta County in south western Wyoming. The park is within Evanston city limits. Native Americans, who lived in the region named the river Quee-ya-paw because of the tobacco that grew along its banks. Fur trappers, however, took a much simpler approach and named the river Bear River because of the large number of bears in the area.
Main attractions are the many hiking trails where buffalo and elk are frequently seen. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing on numerous trails. Overnight camping is prohibited and there are no campgrounds. There is trail access to downtown Evanston by an interconnecting trail system.
Other Wyoming State Parks nearby:
(Evanston) Bear River State Park
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