Douglas Creek - Segment No. 1


Upper North Platte



From point of diversion (Douglas Creek Diversion) down to confluence with the North Platte River.
Take highway 130 17 miles west from Laramie to where highway 11 branches off and goes to the community of Albany on the edge of the Medicine Bow National Forest. The road becomes USFS road 500 here. Continue on this road about 2 miles and then take USFS road 542 that branches off to the left. In 4.5 miles this road "T's" with USFS road 543. Turn right (north) at this junction and go about 1 1/2 miles to where USFS road 511 branches to the left - take that road. In another 2 miles USFS road 511 turns sharply right (north) and the road straight ahead is USFS road 512. You'll take road 512 and stay on it another 8 miles until it leads down to the North Platte River. The Douglas Creek instream flow segment begins at its confluence with the North Platte just to the south of where you hit the river and extends upstream for over 22 miles.