North Platte River

From CO state line to I-80

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. One of the best ways to fish the river is by floatingit. Most access points have boat ramps or places for put-in and take-out. Be sure to pick up a current Wyoming fishing regulations book, or check locally for regs.

We have listed 9 access points for you here. See the map on the map

Information on river reports and stream flows can be found on our reports page.

Key:

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

Six Mile Gap

  • Go east and south from Riverside on WY 230 for 25 miles. Turn East on USFS road 492 (signed as "6 Mile Rd")
  • Fish:R, B
  • Facilities: T, Camp
  • Info on camping - Six Mile Gap campground

Bennett Peak

  • Go east from Riverside on WY 230 for 4 miles. Sign for BLM Bennett Peak Campground. Turn north on Cnty Rd 660; go 13 miles and turn north on BLM Rd 3404; continue 6 miles to N. Platte River
  • Fish: B, R
  • Facilities: T, Camp, Boat
  • Info on camping

Treasure Island

  • Go south from Saratoga on WY 230 for 9 miles. Turn east on dirt road signed by fish and game
  • Fish: B, R
  • Facilities: T, Camp, Boat
  • Access map from WY G&F

treasure island
Treasure Island access

Foote Access

  • Go north from Saratoga on WY 130 for 4 miles. Turn west on dirt road (signed by fish and game); continue 1.5 miles to N. Platte River
  • Fish: C, R, B
  • Facilities: T, Camp

Pick Bridge

  • Go north from Saratoga on WY 130 for 7 miles. Turn west on Pick Bridge Road and follow for 3 miles to where bridge crosses the N. Platte
  • Fish: B, R
  • Facilities: T, Camp

Frazier

  • Go north from Saratoga on WY 130 for 7 miles. Turn west on Pick Bridge Road and follow for 4 miles.
  • Fish: B, R
  • Facilities: T, Camp, Boat

Ft. Steele/Rochelle

  • At Ft. Steele exit off I-80, 15 miles east of Rawlins. Follow S. frontage road; access for portions of 11 miles of river
  • Fish: B, R, C, W 
  • Facilities: T
  • Access Map from WY G&F

Interstate Bridge

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

N. Platte - Colorado Side

  • It is popular to float from Colorado, through Northgate Canyon for takeout at Six Mile
  • More info on the Colorado side (which is Gold Medal and Wild Trout water)

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