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About - Edness Kimball Wilkins

Group Shelter Reservations Call: 1-877-547-2272

 

Description:

Edness K. Wilkins is a serene day-use park for families, nature lovers and those looking for solitude they can enjoy. The huge old cottonwoods, as they cast reflections on the historic North Platte River, lend shade to visitors. The North Platte River provides a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, and for fishing, canoeing and rafting.

Today, a visitor can utilize picnic tables, grills, group shelters, playgrounds and a launching ramp for canoes or rafts. A universally accessible fishing pier, the only one like it in the state, has become one of the finest amenities provided to visitors. An additional 2.8 miles of accessible hard-surfaced paths provide visitors with an opportunity to view some of the finest wildlife in the area. Anglers can try their fishing luck in the North Platte River. Swimmers can take a refreshing dip at the park swimming area. Bird watching enthusiasts can wile away the hours searching for yellow warblers, cedar waxwings, downy woodpeckers, and dozens of other species. One birder counted 40 different species of birds on a summer outing.

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History:

The area was part of the old Kimball Ranch. It was later turned into a gravel pit and then into the park you see today.

 
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Site Status

 

At this time State Parks are open; however, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, visitor centers, museums, gift shops and offices are closed to the general public until further notice. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters.  While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. Please check back to check the status or call ahead before visiting. 

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 Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park
8700 East Highway 20/26
Evansville, WY 82636
307-577-5150
 

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