Alcova Reservoir

General Information

Alcova Reservoir and its surrounding lands provide excellent water oriented recreational facilities and is the primary recreation area for Casper and the surrounding region. Sailboating and water skiing in summer and ice fishing in winter attract many visitors each year. Picnic areas, camp areas, and beach facilities are also popular. Map (PDF)

Alcova Dam and Powerplant, features of the Kendrick Project, are on the North Platte River about 30 miles from Casper, Wyoming.


The Alcova Reservoir covers 2,470 surface acres. Facilities include 6 campgrounds, 8 boat ramps, interpretive trail and marina concession. Available fish species include brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and walleye. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked annually.

Dinosaur interpretive trail is located near Cottonwood Creek Beach. A barrier-free fishing pier, restroom, and shelter are located at Black Beach. Pathfinder Bird Refuge, Pathfinder Reservoir, and Seminoe Reservoir are nearby.

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Directions to Alcova Reservoir

Take U.S. 220 southwest from Casper. Access is from county roads 406 or 407. Download directions to the area. (PDF)

Natrona County Roads, Bridges, and Parks Department
538 S. Wyoming Blvd.
Box 848
Mills, WY 82604
Ph: (307) 235-9311