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Come discover North Park, one of the best kept fishing secrets in Colorado. Through an exclusive partnership with North Park Anglers, Front Range Anglers’ customers now have access to one of the most exciting areas of Colorado, North Park. This area is known for huge wild fish, magnificent scenery, and endless fishing opportunities. From lakes, to big rivers, to small tributaries, North Park has a little bit of everything, and to top it off, sees less traffic than the vast majority of Colorado.
North Park Destination Details
Details about fly fishing in North Park
Upcoming Discover North Park Hosted Dates Available:
- 2017 Dates Coming Soon!
Package Include: 2 nights lodging and 3 days fishing, round trip transfers between the the lodge and the rivers, 3 meals per day and hors d’oeuvres, coffee and water, all guided fishing (2 anglers to a guide), flies, leader, and tippet. You will drive to North Park Anglers in Walden, CO, arriving at 8 am on August 19th.
Package do not include:
- Beer/Wine/Spirits/Sodas at the Lodge(beers, spirits, and wines MUST be purchased beforehand)
- Gratuities for the guides and staff
- Fishing license for CO
- $1,500 per angler
- Want to book a group of six? $9,000 package total.
The Buffalo Creek Ranch Lodge
For anglers seeking all the amenities of a full-service fishing lodge, the Wapiti Lodge (Wapiti…Arapaho Indian word meaning “white rump,” or elk) awaits you in a tranquil aspen grove at 9,000 feet of elevation. This beautiful, six bedroom retreat sits in the heart of our Buffalo Creek Ranch and ensures guests a luxurious stay. From its three story front windows, guests are frequently treated to elk lazily feeding in the meadow or mule deer browsing on the hillside.
This full service lodging option includes everything that you and your family or friends could hope for: delicious and hearty meals, luxurious accommodations, intimate group sizes, and guided fishing on all the clubs waters.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are provided for lodging guests. Everything is prepared by a proffessional, on-site chef.
Buffalo Creek Ranch Lodge does offer free internet access. You can easily check and send emails.
What to expect fly fishing in North Park
North Park is surrounded by 5 designated wilderness areas and plentiful National Forest lands that are speckled with high alpine lakes and streams, not footprints. These waters thrive with native Cutthroats and Brook Trout that are eager to take a fly and unaccustomed to the presence of humans. Long, cold winters bring above average snow pack, which ensures ample water throughout the season to the waters below. The smaller high country streams combine to create the tributary streams that flow out of the foothills and into the meadows. As the gradient reduces, water slow’s, and begins meandering through willow-lined hay meadows. Never-ending oxbows, overhanging willows and deep cut banks are the hiding places of much larger specimens including wild Browns and feisty Rainbows. Anglers find that larger offerings are what it takes to entice these elusive fish, leave your light tippets and micro flies at home because here it’s, “go big or go home”. Once the meadow streams combine, a world-class fishery is born, the North Platte. Two distinct sections within miles of each other make this river unique. In the valley, the river characteristics consist of a slow meandering meadow river with classic wide riffles, deep runs and braids.
On the rivers journey northward it tumbles into the spectacular Northgate Canyon near the Wyoming/Colorado state line where steep canyon walls, boulder fields, and dreamy dry fly flats are loaded with wild populations of wily Browns and Rainbows. Caddis, mayflies, stoneflies, crustacean’s, and terrestrials flourish in this cool, clean, canyon environment, offering not only sustenance for trout but ample opportunities for anglers wishing to match the hatch. Within the valley numerous stillwaters referred to as “sagebrush” lakes attract anglers in pursuit of trout growing to true trophy potential. In particular the Delaney Buttes, designated as Gold Medal waters by the state of Colorado, are the quintessential trout factories where fish can grow up to one inch per month due to the abundance of food. Aquatic insects such as scuds, Callibaetis mayflies, chironomids, damselfies and more offer a buffet of trout food in addition to crayfish, leeches, and minnows.
The daily schedule. Please keep in mind that your daily schedule will vary in accordance with your fishing desires, weather, etc.
- Day 1- Meet at Fly Shop around 8-9am (Meet guides, gear up and head out fishing for the day)
- After fishing, head to the lodge to check-in…
- Apps, Dinner, Drinks 6-8pm
- Day 2- Breakfast around 6:30 am
- 7:30 Guides pick up group to head out for the day
- Apps, dinner, drinks 6-8pm
- Day 3- Breakfast at 6:30 am
- 7:30 Guides pick up group to head out for the day
- After fishing group heads home
North Park Anglers (NPA) is far different than most North Platte fly fishing shops. NPA is an Orvis Endorssed Outfitter and was recently named “Outfitter Of The Year” in 2015, and they are the only fly shop and guide service around. North Park’s Diverse and dynamic fisheries provide fly fishers with seemingly endless angling options. These amazing choices can be somewhat intimidating however, and taking a guide from North Park Anglers can not only teach you a new fishing technique or style, but also place you in the most productive and fun fishing spot for your desired angling experience. The guides at North Park Anglers are experienced, professional fly fishers who are full-time “trout bums,” not just occasional fishing enthusiasts. They know every stretch and section of the rivers, lakes, and stream we fish, and have current knowledge of what, where, and when everything is happening in this beautiful valley. From high alpine lakes and streams in search of cutthroats, to stalking monster browns and rainbows in meadow tributaries, to fishing classic Colorado riffles and pocket-water, North Park has it all.
One of the things that we really love about fishing North Park is the pure diversity of species and fishing locations that can targeted with your fly rod. From high alpine lakes and streams in search of cutthroats, to stalking monster browns and rainbows in meadow tributaries, to fishing classic Colorado riffles and pocket-water, to hunting trophies in multiple stillwaters, North Park has it all.
Where is North Park?
How to Get There
Walden (North Park) is accessible via paved highways although mountain passes must be traversed to enter the valley. Highway 14 enters North Park from the east over Cameron Pass and over Muddy Pass from the southwest. State Highway 125 enters the county from the south over Willow Creek Pass and to the north by following the route of the North Platte River from Saratoga. From Laramie, Wyoming state Highway 127 enters the valley from the northeast.
At time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 15 days the remainder is due. Cancellation greater than 30 days from date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. If within 30 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Want to do a Day Trip or take a North Park Anglers Guide out not on our hosted trip? Fill out the form below and we will set you up. Please contact us for the current pricing. Remember that there is no mark-up for going through FRA. You never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.