Camping on the North Platte River in Wyoming

This is the 2nd area of the North Platte River that we decided might be fun for a kayak outting.  We had a great time down in the Miracle Mile Recreation area and decided exploring further north would also be worthwhile.  What better way to make the trek towards Montana by hitting the road and hitting the river. 

This post is a review of the 2nd camping. Our first campsite was along Miracle Mile Recreation area. 

The 2nd Area Camping Along the North Platte River

This is Trapper’s Route Recreation area on the North Platte River and it sits between Alcova Dam and Casper, WY, south of WY-220.  This area of the river is popular for floating and fishing out of the Casper, WY area.

Finding the campsite

As with most water areas, there are definitely bugs; the bad news is they bite.  Literally seconds out of the rig, the huge flies attacked me.

Buffaloberry Campground

We traveled along the Seminoe Road to Alcova Dam which is shown on the first map below in the blue highlighted road.  Then we continued on WY-220 to a left turn taking us into BLM area and several fishing accesses and campgrounds.

Kayaking or Fishing Access

The river access is right at your campground if not your campsite. We chose this specific campground so it’d be the kayak take out point.

We chose to start our float a short drive away at the Lusby River access. This section is a slow and lazy float. It took us nearly 3 hours and would’ve been longer but we did some hard and fast paddling to outrun thunder and rain. Yikes!

Summary

  • GPS: 42.684099 , -106.622989
  • Easy to locate: Yes.
  • Public Land: Yes
  • Cell: no T-Mobile
  • Crowded: not at all
  • Clean: yes
  • Amenities: Vault Toilets
  • Camping in Fishing Access: No. Camping is limited to fee based established campgrounds
  • Would we stay here again: Yes

Check out the full video of the North Platte River trip including campsite reviews for Miracle Mile and Trapper’s Route recreation areas.

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