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Edness K. Wilkins State Park

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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.


History:

The area was part of the old Kimball Ranch. It was later turned into a gravel pit and then into the park you see today.

About Our Site - Edness K. Wilkins State Park

Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park is just 6 miles from Casper and is noted as the perfect picnic place. Cottonwood trees shade 40 plus picnic areas of which several are within a short distance to the swimming pond.

Volleyball and Horseshoe pits invite the picnickers to recreate as the burgers and brats are cooking.

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2.8 miles of trail will give the food time to settle as you walk along with the cool breezes of the Historical North Platte River.

EKW has been designated one of Audubon Wyoming’s important bird areas.

Sitting right in the Migratory Flyway; this Bird Watchers paradise can see up to one hundred different species in a season. The Park is also noted for White tail deer, Mule Deer and Antelope, along with Several small animals such as Prairie Dogs, 13 Lined Ground Squirrels, Red Fox, Kit Fox and Grey Fox.

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