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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
National Association Of State Park Directors
Wyoming State Parks
Historic Sites & Trails
Barrett Building, 4th floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323

Edness K. Wilkins State Park


Park News

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EKW International Bird Day release


Beach Bird Watching
Boat Dock/Ramp Boating
Drinking Water Fishing
Fishing Pier ADA Group Picnic Shelter
Picnic Area Playground
Restrooms River Access
Trails Trails ADA


Daily Use
• parks - $4.00
• historic sites - $2.00
• annual - $33.00

Daily Use
• parks - $6.00
• historic site - $4.00
• annual - $53.00
Overnight Camping
Not allowed.

Additional Vehicle Permit
- $7.00

Early Eclipse Reservation Packages

Save the Date

Our park will be participating in the Solar Eclipse viewing on August 21st, 2017.

  • Click here to learn more about the eclipse and the reservation packages!
  • Reservations will become available on Oct. 1 online beginning at 1 a.m. (mtn) or via the call center at 8 a.m. Click to find out more!

Fire Ban Information

  • Starting October 1st, we are going to allow wood fires in the designated rings around the swimming pond.
  • Charcoal and wood fire ban to remain in effect for the Centennial group shelter area.
  • Gas grills are always welcomed!

-Superintendent - Richard Anderson

Natrona County has issued a county wide fire ban

Natrona County has issued a county wide fire ban starting today July 29th. All wood fires will be banned in the Park; we will still allow charcoal fires in designated fire rings and the use of gas grills. Thank you!

About Edness K. Wilkins State Park

Edness K. Wilkins is a serene day-use park for families, nature lovers and those looking for solitude they can enjoy. The huge old cottonwoods, as they cast reflections on the historic North Platte River, lend shade to visitors. The North Platte River provides a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, and for fishing, canoeing and rafting. Today, a visitor can utilize picnic tables, grills, group shelters, playgrounds and a launching ramp for canoes or rafts. A universally accessible fishing pier, the only one like it in the state, has become one of the finest amenities provided to visitors. An additional 2.8 miles of accessible hard-surfaced paths provide visitors with an opportunity to view some of the finest wildlife in the area. Anglers can try their fishing luck in the North Platte River. Swimmers can take a refreshing dip at the park swimming area. Bird watching enthusiasts can wile away the hours searching for yellow warblers, cedar waxwings, downy woodpeckers, and dozens of other species. One birder counted 40 different species of birds on a summer outing.