In 2003/2004, the Bureau of Land Management acquired a sizeable parcel of land from Bret Van Rensselaer in an effort to provide public access to previously held private land. The Wyoming Fly Casters made a considerable donation of $28,000 to help aid with the purchase of the Van Rensselaer property.
Located immediately below Grey Reef damn, the upper section of this Blue-Ribbon quality water has rapidly developed a reputation for being one of the best, if not the best, fishery in North America. With an average trout population of 3,000 fish per mile and with an average trout size of 16-18 inches, anglers will be more than pleased with both the quantity and quality of the fish on this section of the North Platte River. In addition to those fish, trophy-size trout ranging in size from 25-30 inches and weighing upwards of 15 pounds have also been known to lurk in these waters.
Also located on this stretch of the North Platte are multiple camp sites, walk-and-wade access points and a public boat ramp. Visitors and anglers alike have ample opportunities to enjoy this section of the river, from viewing wildlife to enjoying a nice picnic with the family. The WFC is proud to welcome you to Grey Reef!