The Best Times To Fish the North Platte River from Saratoga

You might expect the Upper North Platte River to be too popular. Sure, it’s one of the most scenic freestone rivers in Wyoming, thriving with more than 4,000 catchable wild trout each mile. But rarely are your thoughts and experiences distracted. In fact, this inviting water is virtually uncrowded and fishes well almost year round. It’s just a matter of knowing where and when to fish.

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Green Mountain Falls: Waterfalls in a Magnificent Rush!

Every summer, we journey to the Green Mountain Falls. But not because we are in search of a little peace and quiet! The addicting rush of the turbulent North Fork of the Encampment River lures you onward into the Huston Park Wilderness. Ultimately, mountain streams pour into the river and plunge over weathered boulders to create these magnificent falls. At the peak of spring runoff, the thunderous rush of water pounds so hard against the rocks that it seems to go right...

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Indian Bathtubs: A Short Hike to Great Scenery

If you’re in the Encampment/Riverside area and have time for a short scenic hike, I highly recommend the Indian Bathtubs. The trailhead to this natural attraction is located just south of Riverside, Wyoming. A short 3/4-mile hike along a trail lined with sagebrush and wildflowers leads to a large granite outcrop. The surface of this rock formation harbors naturally formed depressions (which are usually full of water in early summer). Legend has it that the Native American tribes who...

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