Rocky Mountain Power modifies service at Wyoming recreation areas in response to COVID-19 public health emergency

April 17, 2020

CHEYENNE, Wyo — In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Rocky Mountain Power is modifying operations of its recreation sites in Wyoming until further notice.

Rocky Mountain Power properties in Wyoming with public access include facilities near the Jim Bridger Reservoir, North Platte River, Ham’s Fork River and Viva Naughton Reservoir. The facilities provide river and reservoir fishing, boating, camping and hiking opportunities.

During the COVID-19 emergency, outlets for appropriately distanced recreation are important, as long as activities are done within state and federal health directives. PacifiCorp appreciates patience from the public as the company works to maintain these opportunities while observing guidelines pertaining to social distancing and safety.

Most trails and boat ramps will remain open unless noted below. Restrooms will be on limited maintenance with users asked to bring their own personal hygiene materials.

Wyoming Recreation Sites – Interim Operations

  • Jim Bridger Reservoir (Near the Jim Bridger power plant in Sweetwater County) – Closed to public access due to high water levels; will remain closed until further notice. Limited maintenance for restroom facilities.
  • Pacific Park (near the Dave Johnston power plant on the North Platte River) – Closed until state emergency orders are lifted.
  • Hams Fork Day Use Area (Near Kemmerer) – Closed to public access until state emergency orders are lifted. Limited maintenance for restroom facilities.
  • Viva Naughton Reservoir (Near Kemmerer) – Facilities managed by Wyoming Game & Fish. No changes to public access.

For a complete list of closures and limited maintenance sites, including PacifiCorp facilities in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and California, please visit pacificorp.com/recreation.

With many in our communities potentially needing to self-isolate or work from home, the company understands the importance of uninterrupted electric service. To help ease concerns for our customers, we have temporarily suspended disconnections for non-payment. For those having difficulty paying bills or late fees, we can help. Call us anytime at 1-888-221-7070 for assistance.