Local Area Attractions Near Casper KOA Journey
Garden Creek Falls in Rotary Park at the base of Casper Mountain is one of Casper's most treasured spots. Easily accessible and a starting point for some of the area's best hiking, watching the clear water cascade into a mountain pool is a foolproof way to remind yourself why you love nature. With multiple picnic tables, iron foot bridges and a gazebo, the park is an ideal spot for a picturesque afternoon. It only takes a few minutes to hike from the parking area to the base of the falls, but many visitors pack a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it. Sitting among the aspens and ponderosa pine, it's easy to forget that you're just a few miles from the heart of the city. After you've soaked in the views of the waterfall, lace up your hiking boots to explore more of the park's scenic wonders. The 4.5 mile Bridle Trail begins at the base of the falls and features spectacular views of the Casper area below. Reaching Split Rock is a badge of honor for locals and visitors alike. Along the way, you'll encounter scenic overlooks, blue grouse, deer and an occasional cabin. The trail is well-maintained, well-marked and kid-friendly. In fact, the Bridle Trail has been named one of the top hikes every kid should take at least once by Red Tricycle. New “lookout” platforms are the most recent additions to Rotary Park. Though steep, the trail to these platforms offers families with children a chance to “scale” the mountain. They also create magnificent photo opportunities that are sure to result in your favorite vacation selfies.
Fort Caspar Museum
Tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Overlooking the North Platte River, this unique facility tells the story of America's westward expansion through the Trails Center's interactive exhibits and multi-media presentations. Nearly 500,000 people traveled the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express Trails between 1840 and 1870 and they all passed through Casper. Experience history! web site .
On any summer evening in July, 1853 hundreds of emigrants could be found swarming all over Independence Rock, chiseling messages to others following behind. Many of the emigrants arrived here on the fourth of July, and that was cause for celebration. Pies were baked and revelry was shared. Please visit and see our names carved in the rock. (45 minute drive from the Campground).
Local Area Recreation Near Casper KOA Journey
North Platte River
The North Platte River is considered the crowning jewel of Central Wyoming. The North Platte River offers fishing, floating, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
Known has being one of the most iconic landmarks in central Wyoming, Casper Mountain is perfect for those who love the outdoors. From hiking, mountain biking, and sightseeing, cross country and downhill skiing, Casper Mountain provides it all.
Hit the trails on one of Casper's mountain bike trails. From secluded mountain single tracks to uncovered urban bike paths, Casper has a trail for experienced and beginner bikers. Check out the link provided for more information on the trails!
Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park
Located just 6 miles outside of Casper, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park is a family friendly playground. There's a swimming pond, 2.8 miles of paved trails, volleyball courts and more.