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North Platte River, WY

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

The North Platte River is a popular fishery that traverses various terrains. The upper 20 miles run through rugged forest. The next 40 miles alternates between agricultural meadows and rugged sagebrush/ juniper communities. The rest of the river to Seminoe Reservoir is primarily rolling sagebrush hills and juniper breaks.The North Platte River is a blue-ribbon "wild" trout fishery from the border all the way to the Pick Bridge access north of Saratoga, about 65 river miles. Seminoe Reservoir, 57 river miles north of Pick Bridge, is popular for its trout and walleye fishing, as well as boating opportunities.All of this section of the North Platte River is floatable, but there are several rapids in the 13 miles just north of the border. The first 5 miles can be floated by raft or kayak only.

Recreational Activities:

  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HUNTING
  • PICNICKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Rawlins Field Office
1300 North Third Street
PO Box 2407
Rawlins,WY,82301
Phone: 307-328-4200
Email: Rawlins_WYMail@blm.gov

Directions:

To access the Upper North Platte River, take State Highway 130 south from I-80 toward Saratoga and Encampment. Watch for brown river access signs. To access the river north of I-80, take County Road 351 north out of Sinclair.

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