Carbon County Visitors Council

PO Box 1017 • Rawlins WY 82301
Phone: Toll Free: 800-228-3547

Carbon County Visitors Council Rawlins Wyoming

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Carbon County, Wyoming welcomes you to the true West! Home of vast prairie lands, Rocky Mountain Peak adventures, natural hot springs, scenic byways and back roads, exciting summer rodeo events and some of the best fishing in the west. Drive through the mountains and prairies of Carbon County, Wyoming to observe our bountiful wildlife and breath taking scenery. Wyoming is home to some of the best-kept secrets in the natural world. Whether youre exploring the great Continental Divide, high mountain deserts or vast prairie lands, Wyomings scenery will not disappoint. Keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of Wyomings native wildlife species including bear, fox, coyote, deer, antelope, moose, elk, bald eagles, badger and more! Vistas abound, and the experience is like no other whether you are a novice or skilled rider. Our scenic byways and back roads are perfect for motorcyclists yearning to get off the beaten path and experience the American West.

The quiet and picturesque resort town of Saratoga, Wyoming holds a true Carbon County gem; Hobo Hot Springs. Much of the history of Saratoga revolves around the world famous mineral hot springs and thermal waters. Native Americans would come and soak in the hot springs, which were considered neutral territory. Eventually a bathhouse was built as more and more visitors began coming to the Platte Valley. The same waters that brought the first settlers into the fertile North Platte River Valley still attract tired travelers and natives alike. Free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Saratoga Hot Pool is the ultimate for healthy relaxation with water temperatures ranging from 101 to 110 degrees. The Lobster Pot at one end of Hobo Pool is a steamy 120 degrees. Find this natural treasure in Saratogas City Park on Walnut Street. Behind Hobo Hot Springs, are several thermal seeps on the banks of the North Platte River; primitive rock formations trap runoff from the Hobo Pool and these thermal seeps creating hot pools by the banks of the North Platte River.

The Encampment River boasts some of the best technical kayaking in the state, while the North Platte River is known for its white water and scenic float trips. Many river outfitters offer fishing packages along with scenic river rafting. The river is at its best for fishing and rafting in the months of June and July due to optimal water levels. In the Saratoga, Encampment and Riverside area there are 12 river access points on the North Platte offering rafters and boaters their choice of launch points. Carbon County is home to Northgate Canyon, a location for extreme white water adventure. There are also plenty of calmer stretched of river for boaters who prefer to take the scenic route. The Wyomings Frontier Prison located in Rawlins, Wyoming is a great stop-off if you are into the spooky and macabre. Cold steel and concrete, the Death House, and the Yard are all part of the tour of the Wyoming Frontier Prison, which served as the state’s penitentiary from 1901 until 1981.

If youre looking for picturesque mountain views and incredible fishing Carbon County Wyoming is your destination. Places to fish in Carbon County include the North Platte River, Encampment River, The Little Snake River, alpine lakes, Seminoe Reservoir, Saratoga Lake and more. Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout are numerous in our pristine rivers. Walleye can be found in Seminoe Lake and lower elevation lakes and make great for great eating. Carbon County has numerous fishing guides with the experience to ensure a successful fishing expedition.

We hope to see you in Carbon County soon to experience all we have to offer!

Featured Attractions:
- Hobo Hot Springs
- Wyoming Frontier Prison
- Snowy Range Scenic Byway
- Battle Highway Scenic Byway
- Elk Mountain Hotel
- & Many More

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