New Fork River-Airport

Open year round

Please review the general regulations. No overnight camping, open fires or fireworks. State Land restrictions apply. See map for easement restrictions on Ecklund easements southeast of Wyoming State land. Road and parking area not plowed in winter.

No collection of shed antlers or horns January 1- May 1 at 6:00 AM

Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Hiking, Floating, Wildlife Viewing

Parking, Comfort Station, Boat Ramp

Parking area provides access to state land.


Pinedale Regional Office
432 East Mill Street
Pinedale, WY 82941

(307) 367-4353

Commonly Found Species

Big and Trophy Game in this Area
Below are specific Big and Trophy Game species commonly found within this River area.
  • Antelope - 87
  • Deer - 139
  • Moose - 3
Fish Species in this Area
Below are specific Fish species commonly found within this River area.
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Mountain Whitefish
  • Rainbow Trout
Small game and Birds in this Area
Below are specific Small game species commonly found within this River area.
  • Rabbit
  • Sage Grouse
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Waterfowl
The Airport Public Access Area (PAA) provides road access, parking, restrooms, and a boat launch site for fishing and hunting on Wyoming State Land and downstream adjacent BLM lands with a 50’ public fishing only easement on private lands(Ecklund). The New Fork river hosts a variety of fish including Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Mountain Whitefish, and an occasional Snake River Cutthroat trout. The riparian corridor hosts moose, deer, and a variety of small game animals and waterfowl. The parking area is located 4.5 miles south of Pinedale, WY. Take Runway Lane to the gravel pit (watch for equipment working) and follow signs to the access and parking area. State Land restrictions apply (no off-road vehicle travel, open fires, or camping). The access road and parking area are not plowed during the winter season.