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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.

Edness K. Wilkens State Park to host special Eclipse programming


August 8, 2017

Contact: Rick Anderson, 307-577-5150


            Special programming focusing on the Great American Solar Eclipse, owls, moths and the Native American perspective on conservation issues will be featured at Edness K. Wilkins State Park during Eclipse weekend.

            The programs, beginning Aug. 18, will be held at the Mountain View Group Shelter.        

            In addition to the special programming, Edness K. Wilkins State Park will prove to be a prime viewing area of the Eclipse since it is located in the “Area of Totality.” Also, EKW is an area void of light pollution enhancing the viewing of the Eclipse. Day Use areas will be available for Eclipse viewing.



Also, Aug. 18-20, Lona Patton will bring several "former" wild horses to EKW. She finds her horses through BLM's adoption program and trains them to ride.  She will be on hand to explain how the adoption program works and will share her experiences with the visitors to the park.  

Sierra Trading Post is the title sponsor of the Wyoming State Parks special Eclipse programming and will be handing out free eclipse glasses at event locations.

For a list and information about the special Eclipse programming at EKW and other Wyoming state parks, please visit http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/learn/solar-eclipse-event.

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Bird Watching - Edness K. Wilkins


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Site Status


 Edness K. Wilkins has banned open fires until further notice.

  • No camp fires
  • No propane fire pits
  • No open flames

Propance grills and camp stoves with lids may still be used.  

We are open! Please view our hours below to find a good time to visit!




Open year round 7am to 10 pm

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