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Bear River Scenic Getaway Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Mountain White Fish, Rainbow Trout

Evanston, Wyoming, USA

3 Anglers Maximum

Fishing per day: starting at $125 per guest

The Bear River is the longest river in North America that does not ultimately reach the ocean. It is the largest tributary of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Anglers will enjoy 0.7 miles of the Bear River just South of Evanston, Wyoming. Here, a diverse range of trout species, including Brookies, Browns, Rainbows, and the occasional Mountain White Fish, offer thrilling opportunities.

As you explore the upstream boundary of the river you will be pleased with just how easy it is to access. There are a few cut banks followed by some deep pools. Towards the middle section of the river, anglers will come along a central channel that can be targeted from either side of the river.  This section allows for easy nymphing and targeted dry fly fishing. The downs stream section can be a smorgasbord of opportunities. There is a long deep run that can hold an opportunistic trout and as this run tapers, the river transforms into shallower waters interspersed with pocket water that can hide eager fish.

Although we typically get your booking approved within a few hours, please allow up to 1 business day for booking confirmations.

Due to livestock and other concerns, dogs are not allowed on this property. 


Know before you go

Check out the resources below to help you prepare for your upcoming trip and ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information for a stellar day on the water.

  1. Don’t forget your local fishing license, you can grab one online here.
  2. Check your local flow report here.  75 - 350 CFS.
  3. Contact a local fly shop for the most up-to-date hatch and fly information.
  4. Know the local regulations.
  5. Fishing Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
  6. Fishing Season: March - May. July - November.

Most of our properties are ranches, so expect to walk through hayfields, cow fields, or even hop a few fences. These are not "groomed" properties. They can be rugged and wild and we believe that is part of the adventure with RareWaters! If you have specific questions or concerns, please reach out in advance of booking a trip!

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

41℉ / 25℉

34℉ / 28℉

24℉ / 16℉

22℉ / 3℉

29℉ / 9℉

Features and Amenities


Reviews (2)

5.0 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 5.0
Location 5.0
Cleanliness 5.0
  • Steve G.
    September 27, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Review from 07/13/22: It was the best day of fishing I have ever had at Sunrise! A few of the fish were caught when I was alone(so they are in the water) and we didn’t take a picture of anything under 18-19″. I caught one 22″. They were so healthy and we caught them all on Dry Flies (Stoneflies and Cicadas) there were size 10-12 spinners (probably Green Drake) in the morning and big golden stone exoskeletons all over the rocks and they remembered what they were and ate them:) had a few slaps at Mice, no hookups. We think we landed 22 fish 16 Browns, 6 Cutts.
    It looks like the water had very recently dropped and was a little cooler than I remember it on past trips.
    The fish were extra beautiful, extraordinary in my opinion, and anything over about 19″ is proportionately thicker and deeper than most Browns! in fact there were 2 fish that didn’t make the pics because they were only 17″ which is the fish of the day most places; that had the brightest orange spots, almost fluorescent.

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  • RJ Hosking
    September 26, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Bear River property is stellar. Access is straightforward and easy to navigate.
    We had many browns pushing over 18” on streamers and I spooked one that was well over 20”. The property itself is peaceful and private. The family who owns the ranch are lovely. Highly recommend!

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Bear River Scenic Getaway

Frequently asked questions.

What is RareWaters?

We provide affordable and easy access to private ranches for you to experience do-it-yourself (DIY) fly fishing experiences. No upfront membership fees are required. Just pay as you book! Pricing is listed at the top of each property's listing page. DIY fly fishing means anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flow and fishing conditions. When the information is available, we include weather and river flow information for the properties on our website.

What hours can I fish?

Each landowner sets their fishing hours, and most are sunrise to sunset. We have a few landowners who deviate from that timeframe. This information is listed on each property listing page.

Can a non-angling friend or relative join me?

At this time, everyone over the age of 12 must pay the full rod fee to be on RareWaters' property. This is to ensure that all anglers have the serenity, space and outdoor experience we are committed to providing.

Will I get the water all to myself?

We limit each property to a max number of anglers, typically no more than 3-4 anglers per mile. This is different for each property, so be sure to go to the property's listing page to find out what the maximum is for the property you want to book. For example, if you have 2 anglers in your group and the maximum number of anglers is 4, we may add 2 other anglers to the property that day, even if they are from another group. If you book all 4 (or more) rod spots that day, then your group will have the whole property to yourselves.

How do I know where to go after I book?

After we receive your payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Within 7 days of your reservation, you will receive a property map via email with GPS coordinates, directions, parking and camping information, etc. We strongly encourage all anglers to save GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Many of our properties are remote working ranches with limited cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for all angler directions.

What are your booking policies?

Great question. Here are a few policies you should know before you go:

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made ten (10) days or more before the booked date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made five (5) to ten (10) days before the booked date will receive a credit for future use. Cancellations made five (5) days or less before the booked date will receive no refund or credit. By submitting a booking request for any RareWaters' property, you agree to this cancellation policy. If you request to book a property within 10 days of the request date, and the booking is approved and you cancel the booking, you will receive a credit for future use. RareWaters is not responsible for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. Anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flows and fishing conditions. Refunds and credits will not be issued for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. The Cancellation Policy may be superseded by extenuating circumstances as deemed appropriate by RareWaters' staff.

Maximum Angler Policy:

Please note, if your party does not equate to the maximum angler amount for the property you've booked, you may encounter another angler or group. Maximum angler amounts are listed in the description for every property on the website. Please practice good fishing etiquette around other anglers by giving each other plenty of space and sharing different stretches of the watershed.

Leave No Trace Policy:

All anglers must adhere to RareWaters "Leave No Trace" policy. This policy requires all anglers to leave properties better off than they found them. If you see trash, please pick it up and pack it out. We ask that you kindly be respectful of the land, any livestock, and the watershed so we can continue to offer fly fishing access for years to come. Trespassing will not be tolerated and all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Leave No Trace Policy.

Solicitation Policy:

Under no circumstances may an angler or their guest solicit RareWaters' landowners for any reason. During your trip, anglers and guests are not permitted to promote, sell or offer any kind of services or products to RareWaters' landowners. Additionally, anglers and their guests may not compete with RareWaters in any way while visiting RareWaters' properties. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Solicitation Policy.