Edness K. Wilkins State Park Article

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Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Map showing the location of Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Map showing the location of Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Location in Wyoming
Location Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States
Coordinates 42°51′18″N 106°10′30″W / 42.855°N 106.175°W / 42.855; -106.175
EDNESS K. WILKINS STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°51′18″N 106°10′30″W / 42.855°N 106.175°W / 42.855; -106.175
Area361 acres (146 ha) [2]
Elevation5,150 ft (1,570 m) [3]
Established1981 [4]
Operator Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
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. [4] It is managed by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.

References

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

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