Edness K. Wilkins State Park

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Edness K. Wilkins State Park


(307) 577-5150

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Things To Do


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.

Map of Edness K. Wilkins (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.853041, -106.176725



  • Boating

    There is a universally accessible boating pier here.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is allowed in the park.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is universally accessible here, and fishers can utilize the North Platte River.

  • Historic Sites

    For historical touring visit Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are available.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is available.


Most park grounds and trails are open year round, weather permitting. Restrooms and drinking water systems are closed Oct. 1 - March 31. Centennial Group area closed November 1 - March 31.



Take Interstate 25 (Exit 182) to U.S. Highway 20-26

Phone Numbers


(307) 577-5150