The Alcova Reservoir is on the North Platte River about 30 miles from Casper, Wyoming. It has more walleye (called the “lobster of the Rockies” by the locals) and trout per square acre than any other body of water in the state. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked annually, and anglers reel in prize winners, whether they are fly fishing, trolling, jigging or bank fishing. The lake is also a favorite for sailboating, waterskiing and jet skiing. There’s a special beach for children, Little Sandy Beach, with volleyball for teens and adults and picnic shelters for a break from the sun or during the occasional rain shower.
People come from all over the country for the Dinosaur Trail on the east side of the lake. Make no mistake, it’s a challenging two miles with elevations as high as 300 feet and slopes that are not the most stable. But for the hardy, the interpretive signs take you through the geological changes that occurred for tens of millions of years and past rock formations with fish, mammal and plant fossils still in their natural habitat.
The Inn at Alcova
21405 Kortes Road
Alcova, WY 82620
Website: The Inn at Alcova