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  North Platte River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North Platte rises in the North Park valley of north central Colorado, near the town of Walden, on the eastern slope of the Park Range.
On the north end of the range it is joined by the Medicine Bow River in the Seminoe Reservoir, then by the Sweetwater River in the Pathfinder Reservoir.
North of the reservoir it flows northeast between the Granite Mountains to the west and the Laramie Mountains to the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Platte_River   (453 words)

  
 NORTH PLATTE RIVER FACTS AND INFORMATION
The North Platte rises in the North_Park valley of north central Colorado, near the town of Walden, on the eastern slope of the Park Range.
On the north end of the range it is joined by the Medicine_Bow_River in the Seminoe_Reservoir, then by the Sweetwater River in the Pathfinder_Reservoir.
North of the reservoir it flows northeast between the Granite Mountains to the west and the Laramie_Mountains to the east.
www.brolgas.com /North_Platte_River   (403 words)

  
 Platte River Ecosystem Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Use of the North Platte River and the reservoirs by bald eagles was surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation during 1978-1981.
Guernsey Reservoir is the fifth in a string of mesotrophic impoundments on the North Platte River in Wyoming.
South Platte River tributaries that drain the short grass prairie to the east and south of the South Platte River are primarily intermittent.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/othrdata/platte2/appendg.htm   (14069 words)

  
 The Overland Trail: The North Platte River Crossing - Last updated 03/07/00   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The crossing of the North Platte River just downstream from Johnson's Island, was such an exciting event to diarists, that much was written on that topic, but very little about the station itself, located on the east side of the river.
At this point, the Platte River was a welcome sight to the weary travelers, large cottonwoods lined the banks offering shade in the otherwise hot, dry, destitute sage brush county, and the water was clear and cold.
The North Platte Crossing is on the National Register of Historic Places; the eight acres surrounding the site comprise a State Historical Park, and is owned by the state of Wyoming.
www.over-land.com /noplatte.html   (334 words)

  
 Wildernet - North Platte River
North Park is an impressive island of grasslands in the midst of the Rockies.
Besides the serenity of the area surrounding the river, the canyon (where the river has cut into the hills) is comprised of 400 foot-deep low-angle walls.
During the spring runoff the river is full of freshly melted snow, and the temperature of the water is especially cold.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaname=North+Platte+River   (853 words)

  
 Wyoming - North Platte River Project
Uplands and floodplains in the North Platte Valley
North Park is home to one of the two most viable populations remaining in Colorado.
The first conservation priority of the North Platte project area is the river and associated riparian areas.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/wyoming/preserves/art13789.html   (923 words)

  
 Colorado Fishing Network: the North Platte River
The North Platte River is a legend - a river that pioneers used to traverse portions of the west - where Indians hunted buffalo along its shores.
The North Platte is created in North Park where it is formed by creeks flowing down the slopes of the Rabbit Ears and Park Ranges.
North Delaney Butte Lake rules: artificial flies or lures only; bag and possession limit is 2 trout; all brown trout between 14 and 20 inches must be returned to the water immediately.
www.coloradofishing.net /ft_nplat.htm   (781 words)

  
 North Platte River - Whitewater Rafting with RMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Your Rocky Mountain Adventures whitewater rafting journey of the North Platte River begins in the remote northern portion of the area known as North Park in Colorado at an elevation of 8,000 feet, about 20 miles west of the town of Walden.
During early spring launches the water of the North Platte is quite cold.
The Class III and Class IV rapids of the North Platte River are challenging and fun to navigate.
www.shoprma.com /whitewater/platte.htm   (380 words)

  
 Fly Fishing Wyoming and the North Platte River
The river fishes well, all the way from inside the Colorado state line to where route 80 crosses.
Below route 80 to Seminoe Reservoir, the river becomes slow and deep with a smaller population of fish.
This area of river has recently been governed with better flows resulting in an outstanding fishery, especially for large rainbow trout, some of which reach five plus pounds as well as an abundant supply of browns.
www.flyfishingconnection.com /northplatte.html   (630 words)

  
 North Platte River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The rest of the river to Seminoe Reservoir is primarily rolling sagebrush hills and juniper breaks.
The North Platte River is a blue-ribbon "wild" trout fishery from the border all the way to the Pick Bridge access north of Saratoga, about 65 river miles.
All of this section of the North Platte River is floatable, but there are several rapids in the 13 miles just north of the border.
www.byways.org /browse/byways/13403/places/13480   (221 words)

  
 Statewide Data Inventory - North Platte River Basin Introduction
The North Platte River Basin in Wyoming is the most densely populated in the state.
The North Platte originates in the mountains of Colorado and flows north towards Casper, Wyoming where it turns towards the southeast and eventually flows into Nebraska.
The North Platte River Decree of 1945 was amended in 1952.
waterplan.state.wy.us /sdi/NP/NP-over.html   (423 words)

  
 GORP - North Platte River - Trout Fishing Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The river is so large and diverse that whatever time of year you chose, the North Platte can respond in kind.
To reach some parts of the North Platte, like the 37-mile stretch from the Colorado border to the mouth of the Encampment River, a productive tributary to the Platte, about the only way to reach the river is by hiking or packing in by horse.
The river has a variety of hatches all year, as well as scuds and forage fish, so the trout eat well and are built heavy.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/menasha/trout/northpla.htm   (1586 words)

  
 North Platte River Casper, Wyoming (Rivers and Streams)
The river covers three states and seven dams, and is controlled by the Bureau of Reclamation.
Many public access areas are smattered along the river's length, between the lakes upstream from Casper, through the city on the Platte River Parkway, and beyond to Edness K Wilkins State Park.
Located in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Platte River Wilderness was established in October of...
www.ohwy.com /wy/n/nplatter.htm   (288 words)

  
 BigTrout.com - North Platte River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The water is a meandering, oxbow meadow-type river and is one of the few rivers that flows north and out of Colorado.
Stream leases include portions of the North Platte River, Norris and Roaring creeks, Grizzly Creek, the North Fork of the North Platte, and the Michigan and Illinois rivers.
Part of the North Platte River has been designated a Gold Medal Trout Stream by the Colorado Wildlife Commission.
www.bigtrout.com /nplatte/intro.html   (326 words)

  
 North Platte River, Wyoming
Wyoming's North Platte River, which drains the southeastern corner of Wyoming, has gained a reputation as a blue-ribbon trout fishery, but it's also a place where you can fish alone, especially if you leave the beaten path.
In this high rangeland country, the river is born as a meandering meadowlike stream that grows and changes character as it drops down a steep gradient at the Northgate Canyon area near the Wyoming state line.
The North Platte River is the jewel of the Saratoga valley.
www.flyfisherman.com /rmwest/rwnorthplatte   (608 words)

  
 Platte River Parkway - Casper Wyoming
The Platte River Parkway is a non-motorized trail system that runs east to west through the Casper community from the East Casper Soccer Complex to Paradise Valley Park.
The Parkway is a corridor along the North Platte River that provides users the opportunity to exercise and enjoy the river environment including wildlife viewing and water-oriented recreation.
The Parkway Trust is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, created in 1982, with a goal of conserving and developing the river corridor while preserving and protecting the scenic, natural and historic value of the North Platte River environment.
www.platteriverparkway.org   (146 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - North Platte, river, United States, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
North Platte, river, c.680 mi (1,090 km) long, rising in the Park Range, N Colo., and flowing in a great bend N through SE Wyo., then east across the plains of W central Nebr. to join the South Platte River at North Platte city and form the Platte River.
The North Platte project and the Kendrick project utilize the North Platte's water for power and irrigation.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site is on the river near the mouth of the Laramie River.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/NorthPltR.html   (249 words)

  
 North Platte River Northgate Canyon White Water River Rafting Adventure near Steamboat Springs
The North Platte River begins as a trickle in the mountains surrounding Walden, Colorado and flows 618 miles before joining the South Platte River in Nebraska.
The North Platte is one of Colorado's only remaining free-flowing rivers.
The North Platte is located west of Fort Collins and east of Steamboat Springs near Walden, Colorado.
www.inaraft.com /north-platte-river.htm   (315 words)

  
 North Platte River, Wyoming
This is the premier section of the North Platte.
Pickaroon Campground on the east side of the river and Prospect on the west are the first (difficult) drift-boat launches.
The typical North Platte brown trout is an aggressive 14- to 18-inch scrapper.
www.flyfisherman.com /rmwest/rwnorthplatte/index1.html   (1581 words)

  
 North Platte River, Wyoming. Mountain Wayfarer paddling destinations
We rented the Stagecoach Wrangler Cabin on the North Platte River shore.
The river flowed along rugged hills, bluffs, and arid grazing lands.
The current was quite swift and the river didn't look low at all but maybe I paddled the shallow South Platte too much recently.
users.frii.com /uliasz/wayfarer/northplatte.htm   (844 words)

  
 BigTrout.com - North Platte River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Two tailwater rivers of the North Platte River, the Miracle Mile and the Grey reef are the prime targets for big trout.
These short river sections are nutrient rich, and support huge populations of scuds and other invertebrates.
The North Platte River is a free flowing river between the Colorado state line and Highway I-80.
www.bigtrout.com /wyomingplatte/intro.html   (108 words)

  
 Platte River Page : University of Nebraska at Kearney
Changing land use patterns and development of the Missouri River have shaped the Flyway into an hourglass figure, with its narrow waist in south central Nebraska.
Each spring several hundred thousand Sandhill Cranes spend four to six weeks in the Platte Valley, gaining strength before moving north to nesting grounds spread across Canada, Alaska, and Siberia.
The Middle Platte provides critical habitat for a number of endangered species, including the whooping crane.
platteriver.unk.edu   (268 words)

  
 PLatte River Fords
Eventually, almost all of the emigrants had to cross the North Platte River.
Until 1846, most emigrants used an old fur trappers’ ford over the river southwest of what is now Casper in the area of Red Buttes.
It competed with Reshaw’s Second Bridge for the remainder of the emigration, charging between $1 and $6 depending on river conditions.
wyoshpo.state.wy.us /trailsdemo/platteriverfords.htm   (358 words)

  
 North platte river, Colorado River Rafting, Whitewater Rafting, white water, Dolores river, Arkansas river, Gunnison ...
The North Platte River begins as a trickle in the mountains surrounding Walden, Colorado.
The North Platte spills out of North Park into Northgate Canyon, the locked "gate" for fur trappers traveling along the Platte into the rich New Park area.
In the cool mountain morning, a heavy blanket of fog often comes off of the relatively warm river water and lends a somewhat primordial atmosphere to this wildlife haven.
www.wildernessaware.com /n-platte.htm   (834 words)

  
 North Platte River, Colorado
It is a wide and immensely gorgeous river with boulder garden rapids between sloping mountainsides lined with dense spruce forests.
The North Platte River flows clean, clear and cold most of the time, but is not drinkable without purification.
There is also the option of running the Encampment River a few miles to the west of the North Platte, where you can find a great 15-mile run in Class IV+ water.
southwestpaddler.com /docs/nplatte.html   (895 words)

  
 North Platte Telegraph - News - 05/13/2005 - Well plan raises issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Natural Resource District managers Kent Miller of Twin Platte NRD and Ron Cacek of North Platte NRD are both very concerned about WaterClaim's idea.
The area where WaterClaim has suggested they want to drill the well field is in the North Platte NRD, but Twin Platte NRD has land in northern Keith County near the location.
WaterClaim's plan calls for the water to be pumped from wells in the North Platte NRD.
www.nptelegraph.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=14520450&BRD=377&PAG=461&dept_id=531813&rfi=6   (610 words)

  
 North Platte River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The North Platte River is located just outside Walden, Colorado.
As it travels northward, the river descends though Northgate Canyon just before it flows into the state of Wyoming.
Rainbows and browns, most averaging 15 inches, pack the North Platte.
www.shoprma.com /flyfish/platte.htm   (129 words)

  
 Platte River Endangered Species Partnership(PRESP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To enable existing and new water uses in the Platte River Basin to proceed without additional ESA requirements for the four target species.
The committee is considering the scientific foundations for the current federal designation of central Platte habitat as "critical habitat" for the whooping crane and Northern Great Plains breeding population of the piping plover.
Input from all Platte River interests is essential for successful cooperative management of this important resource.
www.platteriver.org   (859 words)

  
 Canoe Colorado's Trip Information and Paddling Destinations
River ratings are not precise, since they account for many factors including current, waves, obstacles, and ease of rescue.
Our river ratings are only a rough guide, as conditions can and do change.
Suitable for advanced paddlers in decked river canoes, whitewater canoes and kayaks.
www.canoecolorado.com /trips/index.htm   (461 words)

  
 North Platte River Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The North Platte River Basin drains 1,431 square miles.
Major reservoirs in the North Platte River Basin include Walden Reservoir, MacFarlane Reservoir, and Lake John.
Major tributaries to the North Platte include the Canadian, Michigan, and Illinois Rivers.
waterknowledge.colostate.edu /n_platte.htm   (107 words)

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