There’s no better time to enjoy everything that Casper, Wyoming has to offer than during the stunning summer season. With an idyllic climate where you can relish the scenic hiking and biking trails, picturesque waterways, and dynamic events that the region is known for, a summertime trip to Casper has never sounded so sweet.

When planning your stay, look to the sun-soaked days leading up to Labor Day and you’ll discover a wealth of fun things to do in August.

Enticing Outdoor Activities

Offering plenty of daylight hours for adventure, August in Casper offers an astonishing array of fun things to explore in nature. Sports fishing enthusiasts will enjoy casting a line at Pathfinder Reservoir and North Platte River, home to legendary fly fishing that attracts visitors from around the globe.

Meanwhile, those looking to kick back during a relaxing day on the water can opt for a float or boat excursion. Kayakers and canoers will especially love Alcova Reservoir, where you can also find the Cottonwood Creek Dinosaur Trail, an interpretive route that highlights the geology of Wyoming.

Alcova Lake

Next, head to Casper Mountain for an endless array of hiking and mountain biking opportunities, before settling in for epic stargazing come nighttime.

Amazing August Events

In Casper, August is a time of exciting events that really help you make the most of the final days of summer. The town’s many festivals serve up fun for the whole family, complete with food trucks, concerts, and activities for all ages.

Don’t miss Casper’s popular Beartrap Summer Festival. A decades-long summertime tradition, this feel-good fest attracts local, regional, and nationally known bands and musicians to create the ultimate outdoor music event.

Another unmissable August event is the annual Duck Derby and River Fest, a beloved community fundraiser. The 5150’ Festival in downtown Casper is a celebration of all things Casper, featuring local brews, vendors, and music. And be sure to check out Casper’s first-ever Fringe Festival, being held at The Lyric

5150 Festival

Simmering Summer Lovin’

Summer is also the perfect time to savor a sip and a meal al fresco. Take a hike down the Casper Ale Trail, where you'll experience award-winning microbreweries that showcase the best of Casper's craft beer scene. Soak up the sun from an outdoor patio at one of the region’s many delicious dining establishments or cool down with the ultimate summertime treat — locally-made ice cream.

No matter where you roam, you’re never far from an awe-inspiring vista filled with dreamy backdrops and tons of fun. In the evening, head west to take in a kaleidoscope of colors as the setting sun reflects off the region’s staggering red rock formations. Bring your sweetheart or go it alone — either way, you’re sure to fall in love with the scenery.

Rugged views, fantastic fests, and world-renowned fishing are just a small slice of what Casper has to offer in August. Visit the community calendar to explore everything on tap to wrap up the season and celebrate all things summer.