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About Our Site - Edness K. Wilkins State Park


Nestled beside the North Platte River, Edness K. Wilkins State Park is a nature lover's paradise. This area, spanning 362 acres, features a range of exciting outdoor activities. Embark on a leisurely stroll on the park's three miles of paved trails, keep an eye out for over 200 species of birds, take a dip in the swimming pond, or relax on the beach. Additionally, there are four reservable picnic shelters and numerous picnic sites, making the park a perfect spot for a family outing or group gathering. Other activities include bicycling, horseback riding, boating on the river, and fishing in the river.

Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park invites visitors to Wednesdays of canoeing and paddle boarding

August 2, 2021


Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park invites everyone to enjoy a morning of canoeing and paddle boarding out on the large pond the last three Wednesdays in August.

Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park will provide eight canoes and four paddleboards which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. until noon, on August 11, 18, and 25.

Park staff will be present, and will be happy to provide basic instructions on paddling, and getting in and out of canoes, for anyone who is interested.

Lifejackets will be provided, and will be mandatory for anyone using park canoes or paddleboards. If you have your own, feel free to bring it! 

Guests will be asked to wear masks, so long as they are in close contact with park staff or others outside of their household. We're looking forward to seeing you there!



Bird Watching - Edness K. Wilkins


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Site Status


Park is Day Use Only





Apr. 1 - Sept. 30: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Oct. 1 - Mar. 31: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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 Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park
8700 East Highway 20/26
Evansville, WY 82636

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