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′23″N 106°10′34″W / 42.856389°N 106.176111°W / 42.856389; -106.176111Coordinates: 42°51′23″N 106°10′34″W / 42.856389°N 106.176111°W / 42.856389; -106.176111
Area 362 acres (146 ha) [2]
State purchase 1981 [2]
Management Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
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 state-owned, public recreation area on the North Platte River 6 miles (9.7 km) east of the city of Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming.[3] Edness K. Wilkins State Park is a serene day-use park located 6 miles east of Casper off Interstate 25.[4] The state park's 362 acres (146 ha), a former rock quarry, were purchased in 1981 for $380,000 and named after Edness Kimball Wilkins (1896-1980), an area resident and 25-year Wyoming legislator. The park offers facilities for picnicking, boating, fishing, and swimming as well as opportunities for bird watching.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edness K. Wilkins State Park". Wyoming Places. Wyoming State Library. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Edness K. Wilkins State Park Brochure" (PDF). Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Edness K. Wilkins State Park". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Edness K. Wilkins State Park". 

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