Edness K. Wilkins is a serene day-use park for families, nature lovers and those looking for solitude can enjoy. The huge old cottonwoods as they cast reflections on the historic North Platte River and 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. An accessible fishing pier, the only one like it in the state, has become one of the finest amenities provided to visitors.

An additional 2.80miles of accessible hard-surfaced paths provide visitors with an opportunity 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 others. One birder counted 40 different species of birds on a summer outing.

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.

Location

Edness K. Wilkins State Park Wyoming
8700 East US Hwy 20, 26, Evansville, WY 82636, United States

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Hours

Apr. 1 – Sept. 30: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Oct. 1 – Mar. 31: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Fees

WYOMING RESIDENT FEES

  • State Parks, Archaeological Sites, and Recreational Areas (per vehicle)
  • Daily Use: $7
  • Camping: $17 (Includes Daily Use Fee)
  • Historic Sites (per adult, under 18 is free):
  • $4 per day
  • Annual Permits:
  • First Vehicle: $48 Daily* / $80 Camping
  • Additional Vehicle: $24 Daily / $40 Camping
  • *EARLY BIRD SALE: From Jan 1—Feb 15, annual daily use permits are discounted to $42 for residents.

NON-RESIDENT FEES

  • State Parks, Archaeological Sites, and Recreational Areas (per vehicle)
  • Daily Use: $12
  • Camping: $30 (Includes Daily Use Fee)
  • Historic Sites (per adult, under 18 is free):
  • $8 per day
  • Annual Permits:
  • First Vehicle: $96 Daily*
  • Additional Vehicle: $48 Daily
  • *EARLY BIRD SALE: From Jan 1—Feb 15, annual daily use permits are discounted to $89 for non-residents.

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Electric Site Fee: $10 per day
  • Guided Bus Tours: $5 per adult (kids under 18 free)
  • Bus Tour Group Tent Camping: $10/per tent, per night
  • Annual Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Decal: $15
  • Annual Snowmobile Decal: $35

See other fees and permits here.

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Contact Details

Phone: (307) 577-5150

Official Website: Edness K. Wilkins State Park Wyoming

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Edness K. Wilkins State Park Wyoming:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Edness K. Wilkins State Park is a must-visit state park in Wyoming. Check out other state parks in Wyoming here.

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