Home to the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery, Evansville is a small town 2 ½ hours from Cheyenne that is both Fido and family friendly. When pups need some exercise, head over to the Natural Riverside State Park where you can walk the trails and enjoy the view. The trails are well maintained and there is a playground for the kids.
When your pup needs healthy food or a new pet bed, check out Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply in the center of town. The friendly staff will help you find exactly what you need, and your pup is welcome in the store. If Fido needs medical care, All Creatures Veterinary Hospital is the only clinic in Evansville. The staff will treat your furry family member like one of their own.
If you are looking for some excellent BBQ in Evansville, Wyoming’s BBQ Headquarters on Curtis Street has the best in the area. You can order BBQ and their famous Mac & Cheese for takeout, or sit with your pooch at the outdoor seating. When searching for a pup-friendly place to stay the night, check out Casper Lodge on Luker Lane. Two pups of any size can stay for an additional fee.
Pups will love visiting or living in Evansville and spending quality time with their family at nearby parks and lakes.
Traveling on Interstate 25 can be a long ride for your excited pup, so plan to stop off at HAT Six Travel Center on Exit 182 near Nugget in Evansville. The travel center provides a small fenced in dog park where your pooch can run around and get rid of some of his wiggles. The space is open and grassy, but you will need to bring your own water bottles and doggie waste bags. If you also need a pup-friendly place to stay the night, stop by Sleep Inn & Suites where dogs can stay in pet-friendly rooms for free.
A fun destination if you are traveling through Wyoming, or just looking for an adventure close to home, is the River’s Edge Super Sites RV and Cabins Resort. This huge park offers both RV sites, tent areas, and furnished cabins. You can spend time with your pup in your RV or tent, but the cabins are not pooch-friendly. There is a great walking path around the lake for your pup, and you can relax at a picnic table or on the lawn swing. Your pooch will need to stay on a leash, and make sure to clean up after him.
One mile south of Evansville in the town of Casper, pups can enjoy spending time at Long Park on Shannon Drive. The park is well maintained ,and you can walk around the paths with your pooch and get some exercise. There is playground equipment for the kids. While Fido sniffs the plants and flowers, you can relax on a bench and chat with friends. For lunch or dinner, plan a date at the Stuft Gourmet Baked Potatoes restaurant where you can choose from a variety of toppings for your spuds and relax out on the patio with your pooch.
Just six minutes west of Evansville, Eastdale Park is situated in a small friendly neighborhood in Casper. There are shaded areas where you can take Fido and the family for a picnic or a leisurely walk. Your pooch will enjoy rolling around in the grass, and the kids will love the playground. If you are looking for a longer hike, head over to the Casper Rail Trail on the east side of the park. You can walk down Center Street about six miles along the paved pathway which follows along the former Chicago and North-Western Railway. Close by, you will also find Java Jitters Espresso where you can sip some espresso or snack on some baked goods at the outdoor dog-friendly tables.
Two miles southwest of Evansville, Huber Park n nearby Casper is a great destination to walk your pup and spend time outdoors. There are tennis courts available, and after strolling through the park, you can relax on one of the shaded benches and enjoy a cold drink of water. Just a couple minutes below Huber Park, Sage Park is another great place to let Fido run around and have a snifftastic time. If you need a place to spend the night, check out Mainstay Suites where you can bring two dogs for an extra fee. Make sure to call ahead and mention Fido when you make your reservation.