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Encampment River, Riverside/Encampment area, WY

09/05/2020 - 09/07/2020

Description: THE ENCAMPMENT RIVER flows into Wyoming through the majestic Encampment River Wilderness and its ruggedly beautiful canyon.  A well maintained 15-mile trail provides access to this sensational area of the River.  Also given Blue Ribbon status as a highly rated wild trout fishery, it flows into the Upper North Platte River about seven miles north of Riverside and Encampment. There are three public access points on the Encampment River: the State section access, the Odd Fellows access and the Riverside access.  Typical floating craft used include inflatable rafts and kayaks, however canoes are not recommended.  Three diversion dams between Odd Fellows and Treasure Island access points add to the adventure on this River. Access points are denoted on VIP’S SNOWY RANGE & SIERRA MADRE RECREATION MAP.

 The Laramie River to the east and the Little Snake River to the west also offer wonderful scenery and high-quality fishing, but with more limited access.  Colorado River Cutthroat, one of Wyoming’s four cutthroat sub-species, are native to the Little Snake.

Best Resource to check out area info:  https://goin2wyo.com/new-start-here.html 

POC: Chris Prelaz, cmp97@hotmail.com

Skill Level:  All

Location:  Encampment River Area 

TOWNS:  Riverside, WY (location of recommended campground); nearby Encampment, WY; Saratoga, WY (Saratoga is approximately 17-20 mi north of Encampment

The Rivers:  https://goin2wyo.com/the-waters.html – the Upper North Platte, Encampment River.  There are also lakes and small streams in the area

Meet Location:  To Be Determined 

Meet Time: To Be Determined

Fishing Information:  Hatches, flies, wading conditions, pools, other activities, etc

  • TBA – will depend on conditions at the time of the trip

Fly Shops, Guided Fly fishing or Floats:

  • https://www.wyomingwomenanglers.com – Jane Pratte or Merry Waugh are our helpful contacts for the trip.  Wading versus floating guided trips will depend on water conditions at the time.  


Map/Directions:  general directions from Denver to Riverside: https://tinyurl.com/roea22f

MAP of Area:

https://goin2wyo.com/snowy-range-sierra-madre-recreation-map.html – link to map below (you can zoom in on the linked version by pressing and holding cursor or mouse over the area of interest)

Please sign the 2020 Amended AORs for Members and Guests if you haven’t already:

CWF 2020 Amended AOR

CWF 2020 Amended AOR for Guests


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Encampment River
Encampment River
Saratoga, WY 82331 United States
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Attendance: 3