North Platte Lodge is the original fly fishing and wingshooting lodge located on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River.
Start here for one of the most amazing fly fishing journeys of your life! Why? Access, Experience, and Convenience.
North Platte Lodge is still the only lodge on the upper 24 miles of the Grey Reef section. We have leased 17 miles of Wyoming's North Platte River exclusively for our Grey Reef and Miracle Mile fly fishing guests. Discover the North Platte Lodge difference!
Be sure to view our photo gallery of the trophy rainbows, cutthroat and brown trout that our guests have had the pleasure of catching.
The North Platte Lodge provides exclusive private access to our guests for Grey Reef fly fishing. In Wyoming, it is unlawful to wade, anchor or beach a boat, without permission, on private property. Most of the land under the North Platte River is private, restricting fishers to remain floating on the water.
Access is important for many reasons. We can stop for lunch or to take a break whenever we choose. We are not limited to a couple small, crowded Grey Reef public access areas. We can get out of the boat to wade fish the prime runs. And finally, when the guide needs to stop to tend equipment issues, he can simply drop the anchor instead of continuing to float down the river and past that great run. Come and enjoy 17 miles of Grey Reef private access just for you!
At the North Platte Lodge – the original lodge on the Grey Reef stretch – you will float and fish with the North Platte River’s most experienced and largest full-time professional fly fishing guides. They know the river at every water level and season through thousands of days of guide experience.
Our Grey Reef flyfishing guides will work hard to keep you away from the crowds. We feel it detracts from the outdoor experience to "merry-go-round" with other fishers. Our guides are veterans of the North Platte River who work to maximize every aspect of your Wyoming fishing trip.. North Platte Lodge will never put you on the water with an inexperienced guide.
You can fly into Natrona County International Airport via United, Delta and Allegiant Airlines. We will be happy to provide transportation to and from the lodge.
The Lodge is located on the banks of the North Platte River. In the morning it is a two minute drive to the boat ramp and after fishing, a ten minute return trip. You can walk a couple hundred yards and wade one of Grey Reef's finest runs.
The North Platte Lodge will provide you with all meals, guided fishing and hunting activities and terminal fly fishing tackle, as well as large comfortable rooms with private bathrooms.
Wyoming's North Platte River, from the Miracle Mile to the town of Glenrock, is one of the world's most amazing tailwaters. Traversing the arid landscape of central Wyoming, the Grey Reef has nearly 90 miles of fishable water.
The lower North Platte River system is comprised of Grey Reef, Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon along with 5 reservoirs ranging in size from a million acre feet capacity down to several hundred acres feet of capacity. Our fishing guides know these waters intimately. We experience a super insulated environment from runoff due to the size and closeness of the reservoirs. We don’t experience “runoff” like most rivers. Enjoy spectacular spring fly fishing conditions at Grey Reef while many are wait out the runoff on other river systems.
The nutrient rich waters of the North Platte River host an abundance of aquatic invertebrates, making the fish both plentiful and healthy. Rainbow trout comprise a majority of the population but brown trout and Snake River cutthroat exist in healthy numbers.
Due to the overall health of both the river and fish, the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River has become renowned for its trophy-sized trout. In fact, American Angler Magazine named the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River the #1 big fish destination in the world.
The high desert prairie of this region supports an abundance of wildlife such as mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, coyote, elk, mink and a multitude of birds of prey.