North Platte River

From I-80 to Casper

The North Platte is a big river, covering lots of territory and diversity in Wyoming. There are quite a few public access points to the river. The best way to fish this river is by floating - most access points have put-in/take-out capability. There is also access at several parks in Casper. Be sure to pick up a current Wyoming fishing regulations book, or check locally for regs.

We have listed 13 access points for you here. See the map

Get fishing conditions and stream flows on our reports page.

Key:

  • Fish: B, R, C, W for Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, Walleye
  • Facilities: T, Camp, Boat Ramp for Toilets, Camping, Boat Ramp or access

Robertson Road (1)

  • Go southwest 6 miles from Casper on WY 220; turn onto Robertson Road and travel 1/3 mile
  • Fish:R, C, B
  • Facilities: none

Bessemer Bend

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 11 miles; look for sign; turn northwest onto Bessemer Road (Cnty 308) and travel 2.0 miles
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T, Wildlife viewing, Boat Ramp
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Paradise Valley

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 11 miles; turn northwest onto Bessemer Road (Cnty 308) and travel 2.8 miles. Dirt parking lot next to river
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: none

Schmitt

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 14 miles
  • Fish:B, R, C
  • Facilities: Camp

Sechrist

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 15 miles; signed
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T, Boat Ramp

By the Way Ranch

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 18 miles; look for sign;turn north on Cnty Rd 316
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T, Boat Ramp

Government Bridge

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 22 miles; signed
  • Access also on west side of river, north from bridge; no dogs allowed March 15 to May 1
  • Fish: C, B, R
  • Facilities: none
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Bolten Creek

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 21 miles; turn southeast onto Bolten Creek Road (Cnty 404) and follow to N. Platte River
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T, Boat Ramp

Lusby

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 24 miles; turn south onto signed WG&F Rd and follow to N. Platte River
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T, Boat Ramp
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Walk-In Access

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 26 miles; park on south side of road. Look for WG&F signs. Access is on south shore only by wading across river or floating and stopping.
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: None
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Grey Reef

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for 29 miles; turn east onto Cnty 412 and follow to N. Platte River
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T, Camp, Boat Ramp
  • Story and photos
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Above Grey Reef

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for about 30 miles; turn southeast just below Alcova Dam; parking and access on north side of road
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: None
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Fremont Canyon

  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 for about 45 miles; located 4 miles below Pathfinder Dam; very scenic
  • Fish: B, R, C
  • Facilities: T
  • Map from WY G&F

Miracle Mile

  • This well-known area lies between the Seminoe and Pathfinder Reservoirs. You can get more information on these areas from links on the Lakes and Reservoirs page
  • Go north from Sinclair on Cnty Rd 352 for 45 miles. OR
  • Go southwest from Casper on WY 220 to Alcova; turn south on Cnty Rd 407; turn west on Cnty Rd 351 to N. Platte River
  • Fish: B, R, C, W
  • Facilities: T, Camp
  • Story and Photos about fishing the "Mile"
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Ft. Steele/Rochelle

  • At Ft. Steele exit off I-80, 15 miles east of Rawlins. Follow S. frontage road east to river; river access for about 11 miles
  • Fish: B, R, C, W
  • Facilities: T
  • More info onFt. Steele State Historic site
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North Platte near Ft. Steele. Photo Courtesy Jack Olson

Interstate Bridge

  • At the Ft. Steele exit off I-80, 15 miles east of Rawlins
  • Fish: B, R, C, W
  • Facilities: Camp, Boat Ramp

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