Atwood is located in Rawlins County
, in the Northwest Region
of the state. Pop. (2000) 1279, Elevation: 869 meters (2850 feet).
Settled in 1875 and cradled in the middle of picturesque Beaver Valley, the town is surrounded by the natural beauty of golden wheat fields and lush green ranches. Home to Atwood native Rudolph Wendelin, the creator of Smokey the Bear. Nationally known as some of the best hunting ground in the country, Atwood hosts Pheasant hunters from across the nation each Autumn.
Lake Atwood is a beautiful 43 acre Lake at the north end of town. It is encircled by a lighted walking path with a unique covered walking bridge. The Lake is surrounded by magnificent old cottonwood trees, shaded campsites and picnic areas.