Alcova Reservoir and its surrounding lands provide excellent water oriented recreational facilities and is the primary recreation area for Casper and the surrounding region. Boating, water skiing, picnics, beach facilities, camping and fishing are all popular activities at Alcova Reservoir. Fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and walleye are very popular. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked annually. Map of Alcova Reservoir (PDF).
The Alcova Reservoir covers 2,470 surface acres. Facilities include six campgrounds, *three reservable and three first come, first served. There are eight boat ramps, 10 reservable docks, five reservable group shelters, a full hook-up campground, a dump station, coin operated water fill station, the Dinosaur Interpretive Trail at Cottonwood campground and a playground with beach volleyball at Little Beach. The Alcova Dam and Power plant, features of the Kendrick Project are on the North Platte River about 30 miles from Casper. Pathfinder Bird Refuge, Pathfinder Reservoir, and Seminoe Reservoir are nearby.
Directions to Alcova Reservoir
Take U.S. 220 southwest from Casper. Access is from County Roads 406 or 407.