Established in 1888, Casper, Wyoming, promised adventure to all who traveled its famous trails. It’s a promise that continues to this day. Whether you seek the excitement of rivers, mountains, or plains, Casper is known to many as Wyoming’s adventure capital.
Early pioneers found heart-pounding adventure navigating the waters and terrain around the area. Today, the challenge lies in world-class fishing, kayaking, and rafting. Alcova Reservoir is the perfect place to head for recreational swimming, skiing, jetskiing, boating, camping, or rock climbing at Alcova’s Fremont Canyon.
Fishing is a major highlight around these parts. Big fish, and lots of them: Those six words sum up the fishing experience in and around Casper.
Named “#1 Big Fish Destination in the World” in 2005 by the American Angler magazine, the section of the North Platte River that runs through Casper remains steady on the radars of fly fishermen around the world.
World-class fly-fishing is not the only game in town. Two large reservoirs just outside of Casper provide year-round fishing opportunities for record-size walleye, trout, and an occasional gigantic carp.
Casper Mountain is another outdoor recreation hotbed. Once an obstacle for pioneers, it’s now a haven for those who love to ski, sled, snowmobile, snowboard, hike, bike, camp, and picnic.
Historic Casper offers plenty of recreational opportunities after you’ve had your fill of outdoor fun. The town offers spectator sports, including the College National Finals Rodeo, the Casper Cutthroats Wood Bat collegiate baseball team, and the Wyoming Calvary football team.
For those who want to learn more about Casper’s pioneers, the area has several museums and historic sites. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center celebrates the brave souls who helped establish the region. For more contemporary pursuits, don’t miss the Nicolaysen Art Museum and the kid-friendly Science Zone.
Whether your passion is angling with a traditional spin casting rod and reel; the timeless beauty and precision of fly-fishing; or the inventiveness and dedication of winter ice fishing, you’ll want to visit Casper to experience the sense of accomplishment that can only be attained when you fish this area.