Goldeneye Wildlife

Nestled in the rolling hills of central Wyoming, the Goldeneye Reservoir is 29 miles northwest of Casper and contains 1,153 acres, of which 488 are covered by the reservoir. This body of water provides birders with the interesting opportunity to find shorebirds such as Wilson's Phalanthorpe, American Avocet and Black-Necked Stilts in the middle of the open prairie.

Anglers have been known to catch trout and walleye, and the windswept waters provide an opportunity for wind surfers to get some time on the uncrowded waters. This reservoir is a kayak fisherman's dream, with gentle banks for easy launching or beaching and very little boat traffic.

Goldeneye is an excellent example of a cooperative management effort with three different landownerships being managed as one unit--733 acres of public land; 280 acres of state land; and, 140 acres of private land. The area is accessible year-round.

Recreation facilities include a 1-mile graveled access road, a graveled parking area for 130 vehicles, a boat-launch ramp, a two-unit vault toilet, informational signs, and an established picnic area. Swimming is also allowed in the reservoir.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


The BLM welcomes you to explore, enjoy, and make positive memories from your outdoor experiences on America's public lands and waters. Please remember these are wide-open spaces and wildlands. Plan ahead and be aware of potential hazards. It is everyone's responsibility to take the necessary steps to minimize chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands.

When visiting public lands, please also practice Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principles.

For other key advice on various recreation activities, please see the BLM's trip-planning tips. These helpful tips can help you make the most of your recreation experience. However, for more information about local conditions, regulations and recreation resources, there is no substitute for visiting the closest BLM office.




Goldeneye Wildlife & Recreation Area


Geographic Coordinates

43.014823, -106.711871


Go 5 miles east of Natrona on Highway 20/26 and turn left (north) on the access road. Follow the road for 1.2 miles to the boat ramp and parking area.