Bessemer Bend

Quick Facts

Bessemer Bend

Wyoming

(307) 261-7600

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Things To Do

   

Overview

When early emigrants tried to capitalize on the commercial potential of the Mormon trail, they established toll ferries and bridges across the North Platte River. Bessemer Bend, located upstream, became a favorite free crossing because when the water was low. It was also emigrants` last chance to cross the Platte on their journey west.

Map of Bessemer Bend

Latitude, Longitude: 42.747305, -106.521213

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Activities

  • Fishing

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  • Picnicking

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Directions

Driving

6 miles south of Casper on WY 220. Take Bessemer Bend Road west to the bridge.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 261-7600

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