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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.


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.

First Day Hike ( 10am on the First Day of the New Year)


Edness Kimball Wilkins as well as several other State Parks will again host the First Day Hike.

A Hike dedicated to the opening of a New Year and with that New beginings. A Day to Charge forward and capture the excellence of the Great outdoors. We will start at 10am at the shop headquarters building with a talk about the Cottonwood Tree. Our hike will start directly after the talk and will take about 2 hours. Staff will show nesting habitats as well as other wildlife dens and homes.

We will have door prizes along with hot chocolate, coffee and cookies.

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Winter trails may be icy.





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