Trip Lead: Quint Davis
Dates: September 8 – 11, 2023
Location: Hog Park Campground, WY. Elevation: ~ 8,400 feet
Details: PRVFF will provide WY fishing licenses, meals, campsite fees, and transportation fuel costs. To keep fuel costs to a minimum, participants are encouraged to carpool and share campers and tents where it is possible.
Lodging: This will be a CAMPING trip! Each participant will be responsible for providing their own “shelter” (some form of sleeping equipment/gear). Participants need to provide their own, or coordinate to share, a camper, tent, or truck bed type shelter for the trip.
The campground offers 50 sunny campsites and recommends tents and small campers. There are several pull-through sites for larger campers. Campground facilities include picnic tables, drinking water, fire grates, vault toilets and trash service. There is also a boat ramp near the campground. PRVFF has coordinated a reservation for a maximum of eight campsites.
We will be cooking our own meals – PRVFF will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu will include typical “outdoor camping” items.
The Fisheries: This trip is a fabulous opportunity to fish three different waters on the same trip – Hog Park Reservoir, Hog Park Creek, and the Encampment River!
Hog Park Reservoir: The 695-acre Hog Park Reservoir is stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). The lake supports populations of cutthroat, brook, and rainbow trout and Splake (a hybrid of a male brook trout and female lake trout).
Hog Park Creek: This creek is the best of the Encampment River tributaries. Easy access is ~ 0.8 miles from the campground. It supports cutthroat, brook, and rainbow trout – some of the browns get big! Nearby beaver ponds and smaller tributaries are additional sources of brookies.
Encampment River: If you are looking for a slightly smaller river with a mountain feel to it, the Encampment just might be the answer. Easy trailhead
access to the river is ~1.5 miles from the campground. From the trailhead, several miles of trail mirror the path of the river. It supports good sized browns, with rainbows running a little smaller. Smaller brookies can also be found. The river varies from about 20 to 50 feet wide and is not too deep, so waders are a must.
REGISTRATION: Registration opens 6 weeks prior to trip start. Register here.