Recreation Opportunities Diverse recreation opportunities abound throughout the area administered by the Casper Field Office. Twenty minutes south of Casper is the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education area; 30 minutes away are two lakes - Alcova and Pathfinder. The walls of Fremont Canyon near Pathfinder Reservoir offer excellent world-class rock climbing. Goldeneye Wildlife and Recreation Area is a mere 29 miles northwest of Casper.
Trapper’s Route, a special recreation management area, is located along the North Platte River. New facilities have been added to enhance and sustain public recreation opportunities. There are currently four day use areas and four campgrounds available for public use.
If you enjoy off-road vehicle riding, the 200-acre Poison Spider off-road vehicle area lies 10 miles west of Casper.
The North Platte River is a favorite recreation spot for many Casperites. Public access is available along the river at 13 different places.
The south Big Horn Mountains, the Oregon/Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trails , and the Bates Hole area in southern Natrona County provide additional opportunities for a variety of recreational experiences.
Hunting for deer, elk, antelope, rabbits, upland bird, and waterfowl is also a popular activity on the public lands managed by the Casper Field Office.