PLATTE RIVER ~ SARATOGA

PLATTE RIVER COMMERCIAL ~ 0.80 ACRES ~ SARATOGA, WY  $190,000.00

RARE RIVER AND MAIN THOROUGHFARE PARCEL, 0.80 ACRES IN SARATOGA IS LISTED AS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WITH YOUR DREAMS BEING THE LIMIT! BORDERS THE PLATTE RIVER WITH ACCESS ON TWO SIDES. ON THE WAY TO THE LAKE…

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Wyoming is famous for Yellowstone and Grand Teton. But a wide valley of fragrant, gnarled sagebrush around the upper waters of the North Platte River offers another way to experience the state. Bordered by the Sierra Madre and Medicine Bow mountains just north of the Colorado line in southeast Wyoming, the North Platte River Valley used to be the exclusive domain of cattle ranchers descended from homesteaders. These days, the area is home to some very wealthy people – as evidenced by private jets at the tiny airport and new mansions. Annie Proulx, famous author of “Brokeback Mountain,” a few years ago wrote a book about her sanctuary home, Bird Cloud, overlooking the river. The valley’s largest town, Saratoga, population 1,700, offers lodging, restaurant s and even shopping options for anybody’s budget. But there are also plenty of free ways to experience the backcountry wilderness in every season, from warm-weather hikes in the vast Medicine Bow National Forest to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing followed by a soak in a hot spring as snow falls

SARATOGA NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY

Anglers revere the North Platte River as a blue-ribbon trout stream, but a fishing license runs $14 a day for non-Wyoming residents. Gear and a guide cost a lot more than that.Leave the river fish to nap in their chilly holes and go check out the hundreds of lake, brown and rainbow trout kept for breeding at the 102-year-old Saratoga National Fish Hatchery. The hatchery helps restore native trout populations from coast to coast, including lake trout to the Great Lakes. Huge brood stock trout swim lazily up and down long, narrow pools called raceways. Their single, noble mission in life is to produce eggs, sperm and fingerlings. The hatchery also breeds the humble and highly endangered Wyoming toad for release in ponds and lakes east of the Medicine Bow Mountains. Located a couple miles (kilometers) north of Saratoga on a good gravel road, the hatchery is open to the public year-round. A self-guided tour begins with the fingerlings and proceeds to the buildings with the big fish.

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