Upper North Platte River Float Maps
Routt, Colorado to Seminoe Reservoir, Wyoming
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Floating times vary considerably due to weather conditions, water conditions, and type of craft. As a general rule, flatbottom boats and rafts travel at a rate of about 2.5 to 3.5 mph during high water (late May to late June) and from one to two mph during low water (early June thru August). Canoes, kayaks, and boats with motors  travel faster.

  • Water over private land is public, but river banks and land under the river are private. If your boat is anchored while on private land, you are in trespass violation.
  • Respect private landowners. Wyoming Watercraft Regulations state: "It is illegal to beach a boat and enter upon private land without permission from the landowner."
  • Wyoming State Law requires personal flotation devices (PFDs) for each person in the boat. Youth 12 and under are required to wear a PFD.
  • Camp in designated campsites when available and carry out all litter.
  • Your cooperation in preserving the North Platte River environment will ensure you and others may enjoy this area for years to come.


USDA Forest Service
Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070-6535
Phone (307) 745-2300
USDA Forest Service
Parks Ranger District
Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests
100 Main Street
Box 158
Walden, CO 80480
Phone (970) 723-8204
USDA Forest Service
Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District
South Hwy 130/230
P.O. Box 249
Saratoga, WY 82331
Phone (307) 328-5258
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Laramie Regional Office
528 S. Adams
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone (307) 745-4046
In-State Toll-Free 1-800-843-2352
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Northeast Region Service Center
317 W. Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 472-4300
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
1300 N. 3rd Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone (307) 328-4200

Last Modified: September 21, 2011