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Come Out & Play More This Year
Natrona County Parks’ 10,768-acre system of urban and mountain parks, trails, lakes, streams, and open space is one of the most diverse recreational areas in all of Wyoming.

Our natural environments range from sand dunes and rock cliffs to mountain forests and cool lakes. You can enjoy nature all by yourself or with friends. 

Jul 10

Nordic Trails Lodge Parking Lot Closed during Beartrap

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 3:45 PM by Parks Department

Please be aware that the parking lot at the Casper Nordic Trials Lodge will be closed during the Beartrap Music Festival on August 5, 2017.  The lot will be used to hold equipment and will be unavailable to the public.
Jul 10

Camping at Natrona County Parks during Eclipse

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 3:44 PM by Parks Department

            With the upcoming solar eclipse that will pass through Casper making it a primary destination for those wishing to view it, finding a place to stay can be difficult.  Many of the people coming to Natrona County will be camping.  The Natrona County Parks Department wants everyone who uses a Natrona County campground to know that there will be some changes at several of the campgrounds and Beartrap meadow during the eclipse.  Normally, all Natrona County campgrounds are available on a first-come first-served basis for camping up to 10 days.  However, several campgrounds have been set aside for reserved camping and will not be available from August 7 - 21, 2017.  Okie and Black Beach campgrounds at Alcova Reservoir as well as Deer Haven and Beartrap campgrounds on Casper Mountain will not be available for camping during this time.  All other campgrounds will remain on a first-come first-served basis.  Additionally, there will be tent camping within the meadow at Beartrap so there will be vehicles parked in areas usually associated with the Beartrap Music Festival.

 

            Park personnel will be monitoring the campgrounds to make sure they remain available for those who have reserved a space.  Signs will be placed at the reserved campgrounds to remind campers.  All other campgrounds such as Tower Hill, Cottonwood Beach, Fremont Canyon, Westside and all the Pathfinder Reservoir campgrounds will remain first-come first-served but are expected to fill up fast.  However, it might be a good time to avoid camping as there will be a large number of people coming to Wyoming for the eclipse.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Parks Department at (307) 235-9311.

Jun 20

Bridle Trail Maintenance Taking Place This Week

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 2:38 PM by Parks Department

The Central Wyoming Trails Alliance will be helping out the Bridle Trial this week.  On Wednesday June 21, the Alliance will start conducting trail maintenance on the western side of the area.  Primary focus will be on making the trail safer as well as making it more definable.  There are several areas where hikers have cut corners on switchbacks or initiating new trails that are causing problems including increased erosion.  All hikers are reminded to stay on existing trails and refrain from trail blazing.  No only is it against Park Rules, but it causes damage to the area.  The trail crosses several generous private landowners property so please be respectful.  Hikers are also reminded that all pets must be on leashes and please clean up after them. 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Natrona County Parks Department.