Not only is this the only fishing lodge on the entire upper North Platte River, it also is part of a larger group of ranches with over 10 miles of PRIVATE water. Most of the access is on the North Platte, but they do have a small amount of access on the Encampment River ,where it converges with the North Platte at the Rainbow Hole, as well as, several trophy stillwaters. Some of the best fishing, however, can be found right out the back door. This is a great place to base your next North Platte River guide trip out of, the location and private boat ramp makes it extremely convient for you to get a first class Wyoming fishing experience.
This riverside Lodge has five clean bedrooms, each with comfortable log beds, closets and private bathrooms. We can accomodate up to 12 guests at once. The lodge's other amenities include a modern kitchen where our chef will prepare all your meals, roomy common living area with satelite tv, large dining room, bar, billiard room, fly tying bench, two half baths, and a private boat ramp. The most heavily used portion of the lodge, and for good reason, is the deck overlooking the majestic North Platte River. There is no better place in the world to enjoy your favorite beverage after a hard day of fishing than this deck. Just sit back, relax and watch the world go by as trout rise to the evening hatch and moose cross the river, that is if you can keep from fishing to the rising fish.
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UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER ACCESS POINTS
UPPER NORTH PLATTE FLOAT MILEAGE
UPPER NORTH PLATTE CURRENT RIVER FLOWS
UPPER NORTH PLATTE FISHING REPORT
UPPER NORTH PLATTE HATCH CHART
UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER
At the foot of the Snowy Range Mountains flows a hidden gem through the Wyoming plains, the North Platte River. This pristine freestone river, nestled in the Saratoga Valley, offers a rare combination of Blue Ribbon trout fishing, spectacular views, abundant wildlife, and no crowds. This freestone fishery begins in North Park Colorado at the confluence of Grizzly and Little Grizzly Creek and flows north into Wyoming picking up several other small streams along the way. The North Platte continues north through Wyoming over 300 miles before it heads east and reaches the Nebraska border. On its travels the characteristics of the river change dramatically from a deep canyons with tight narrow runs to wide meandering flats in the lower pasture and high desert sections. The 60 miles between the Routt access and the town of Saratoga is all considered a Blue Ribbon trout fishery and has not been stocked since 1979. In 1982 the Wyoming Game & Fish Department instituted a slot limit, which requires all fish between 10-16 inches to be released immediately. They also designated this a flies and lures only stretch. The combination of these conservation regulations drastically increased the number of trout per mile. The North Platte now claims 4000 fish per mile consisting mainly of browns and rainbows, with a few Snake River cutthroats. The North Platte River offers a multitude of wade fishing and float fishing opportunities. There are over 20 miles of public water in the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest alone, with several other significant public sections between Colorado and Saratoga.