North Platte River, WY

Casper (Pathfinder Dam to Wyo/Nebraska State line)

The North Platte River is the only floatable waterway in central Wyoming and has become the destination fishery for the state. Scenic and recreational values of the North Platte River are derived from a combination of environmental factors and management practices. The river is highly valued as a class 1 fishery. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has rated it as a blue ribbon fishery. Game fish species include rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. The most common recreation activities are fishing, floating, waterfowl hunting, and observing wildlife. There are also opportunities for picnicking and camping. This river has become a vital part of the social and economic values of central Wyoming. (BLM)

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Notes Seasonal conditions can inhibit certain activities due to low flows, high spring flows, blowing snow, and freezing. Please consult BLM site and Wyoming Game and Fish Boating and Fishing Regulations.
Fishing Yes
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
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