Free airport parking hard to find in Casper

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Casper, Wyo. - The Casper/Natrona County International Airport is required to provide free parking to passengers. But free parking options at the airport aren't easy to find.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the airport, and all other airports in the state, must provide 20 percent of its parking spaces for free.

Airport leadership is not thrilled with the requirement. But when the paid parking lot at the airport was expanded in 2012, the free parking also needed expansion.

At the Casper airport, an old access road was converted to a parking lot. There are no directions to the lot and a small sign placed at the start takes a blurred approach in announcing the lot is free.

The lot is nearly a 1.5-mile (2.41-kilometer) walk from the terminal along roads without sidewalks or lighting.

In Cheyenne, things are a different story at the Cheyenne Regional Airport.

There, all parking is free for passengers and airport at two different lots. One lot is directly west of the terminal between the terminal and the Airport Post Office and the other is directly south of the terminal across the street between the terminal and Blue Cross Blue Shield.