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The Encampment Escape Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Encampment, Wyoming, USA

3 Anglers Maximum

Fishing per day: starting at $150 per guest

This property is “request to book”.  See below for more details.

Explore the rugged beauty of Wyoming. This property offers anglers 0.50 miles of private access to the world-famous Encampment River in southern Wyoming. You have access to both sides of the river. The closest towns are Encampment and Saratoga.

Fly fishing here is absolutely spectacular. Anglers can expect to get into a bunch of Rainbow and Brown trout in the 16-20″ range. The insect life in this watershed is second to none. Expect to see plenty of fish rising during the right time of year. The Encampment River is some of the best dry fly fishing in the west. Expect to see salmon fly, golden stones, yellow sallies, caddis, tricos, and drake hatches. During runoff, the river can fish well, and hatches will be light this time of year but will start to pick up post-runoff.

Access here is moderate – difficult, as there are some steep banks and willows/brush to get to the water, but you can find space to try out that roll cast. This is what makes RareWaters properties unique to visit, they are wild and they are a bit harder to access but this is what gets you away from the crowds.  The private and natural setting is home to many species of wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for deer, bald eagles, beavers, badgers, and more.

Although we typically get your booking approved within a few hours, please allow up to 1 business day for booking confirmations.

Request to book: When you select your dates and hit the “book now” button you are sending in a request to book, please note this is not a confirmed booking. If it is available, we will accept your booking/payment and send a confirmation email. If it is not available, we will inform you via email. 


Know before you go

Check out the resources below to help you prepare for your upcoming trip and ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information for a stellar day on the water.

  1. Don’t forget your local fishing license, you can grab one online here.
  2. Check your local flow report here.
  3. Contact a local fly shop for the most up-to-date hatch and fly information.
  4. Know the local regulations.
  5. Fishing Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Most of our properties are ranches, so expect to walk through hayfields, cow fields, or even hop a few fences. These are not "groomed" properties. They can be rugged and wild and we believe that is part of the adventure with RareWaters! If you have specific questions or concerns, please reach out in advance of booking a trip!

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

36℉ / 31℉

27℉ / 17℉

21℉ / 13℉

29℉ / 8℉

34℉ / 17℉

Features and Amenities


Reviews (4)

4.7 out of 5.0
Service 4.8
Value for Money 4.5
Location 4.5
Cleanliness 5.0
  • Steve D.
    September 27, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    As expected for 3rd week in September, river was low and clear. Larger fish all holding in deeper pools and runs. Some very nice, but cautious, rainbows feeding on surface, caught on hopper dropper with light tippets. Beautiful spot, worth the drive.

    Helpful Review 1
  • Adam Mendelson
    September 26, 2023 at 10:54 am

    There are moments that crystallize into an Angler’s concept of perfection. They generally entail dry flies, the sounds of trout slurping caddis, and a stretch of river to one’s own. While I loath to give up a secret, holding this just for myself feels unsportsmanlike. If you are ever so lucky to cast these waters, congrats, you’ve made it.

    Helpful Review 9
  • Brenden
    August 23, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Cool fishery. Lots of wild rainbows and browns. Need to catch the river at the right time so pay close attention to flows. Access can be a little tough for older folks (like my dad) but it’s a stellar fishery. Love that the fish are wild!!

    Helpful Review 2

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The Encampment Escape

Frequently asked questions.

What is RareWaters?

We provide affordable and easy access to private ranches for you to experience do-it-yourself (DIY) fly fishing experiences. No upfront membership fees are required. Just pay as you book! Pricing is listed at the top of each property's listing page. DIY fly fishing means anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flow and fishing conditions. When the information is available, we include weather and river flow information for the properties on our website.

What hours can I fish?

Each landowner sets their fishing hours, and most are sunrise to sunset. We have a few landowners who deviate from that timeframe. This information is listed on each property listing page.

Can a non-angling friend or relative join me?

At this time, everyone over the age of 12 must pay the full rod fee to be on RareWaters' property. This is to ensure that all anglers have the serenity, space and outdoor experience we are committed to providing.

Will I get the water all to myself?

We limit each property to a max number of anglers, typically no more than 3-4 anglers per mile. This is different for each property, so be sure to go to the property's listing page to find out what the maximum is for the property you want to book. For example, if you have 2 anglers in your group and the maximum number of anglers is 4, we may add 2 other anglers to the property that day, even if they are from another group. If you book all 4 (or more) rod spots that day, then your group will have the whole property to yourselves.

How do I know where to go after I book?

After we receive your payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Within 7 days of your reservation, you will receive a property map via email with GPS coordinates, directions, parking and camping information, etc. We strongly encourage all anglers to save GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Many of our properties are remote working ranches with limited cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for all angler directions.

What are your booking policies?

Great question. Here are a few policies you should know before you go:

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made ten (10) days or more before the booked date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made five (5) to ten (10) days before the booked date will receive a credit for future use. Cancellations made five (5) days or less before the booked date will receive no refund or credit. By submitting a booking request for any RareWaters' property, you agree to this cancellation policy. If you request to book a property within 10 days of the request date, and the booking is approved and you cancel the booking, you will receive a credit for future use. RareWaters is not responsible for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. Anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flows and fishing conditions. Refunds and credits will not be issued for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. The Cancellation Policy may be superseded by extenuating circumstances as deemed appropriate by RareWaters' staff.

Maximum Angler Policy:

Please note, if your party does not equate to the maximum angler amount for the property you've booked, you may encounter another angler or group. Maximum angler amounts are listed in the description for every property on the website. Please practice good fishing etiquette around other anglers by giving each other plenty of space and sharing different stretches of the watershed.

Leave No Trace Policy:

All anglers must adhere to RareWaters "Leave No Trace" policy. This policy requires all anglers to leave properties better off than they found them. If you see trash, please pick it up and pack it out. We ask that you kindly be respectful of the land, any livestock, and the watershed so we can continue to offer fly fishing access for years to come. Trespassing will not be tolerated and all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Leave No Trace Policy.

Solicitation Policy:

Under no circumstances may an angler or their guest solicit RareWaters' landowners for any reason. During your trip, anglers and guests are not permitted to promote, sell or offer any kind of services or products to RareWaters' landowners. Additionally, anglers and their guests may not compete with RareWaters in any way while visiting RareWaters' properties. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Solicitation Policy.