Edness K. Wilkins State Park

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Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Wyoming State Park
Country  United States
State  Wyoming
County Natrona
City Casper
Elevation 5,150 ft (1,570 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°51′18″N 106°10′30″W / 42.855°N 106.175°W / 42.855; -106.175Coordinates: 42°51′18″N 106°10′30″W / 42.855°N 106.175°W / 42.855; -106.175
Total area 361 acres (146 ha) [2]
 - Land 355 acres (144 ha)
 - Water 6 acres (2 ha)
Established 1981 [3]
Management Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
IUCN category III[4]
Edness K. Wilkins State Park is located in Wyoming
Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Location in Wyoming
Website: Edness K. Wilkins State Park

Edness K. Wilkins State Park is a public recreation area on the North Platte River located 6 miles (9.7 km) east of the city of Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming.[5] The state park occupies the site of a former rock quarry that was purchased by the state in 1981 for $380,000. It was named after area resident Edness Kimball Wilkins (1896-1980), who served for 25 years in the Wyoming state legislature. The park encompasses 361 acres (146 ha) and offers picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, and bird watching.[3] It is managed by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edness K. Wilkins State Park". Wyoming Places. Wyoming State Library. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Table 1. Facilities managed by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails" (PDF). SOAR 2021. Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. p. 12. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Edness K. Wilkins State Park Brochure" (PDF). Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "South Pass City/Edness K. Wilkins State Park State Park". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Edness K. Wilkins State Park". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 

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