Lakes in Wyoming


Where can lake enthusiasts play in the water in Wyoming? At Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, of course! But those aren't the only fishing and boating hot spots that the state offers.

Wyoming has numerous reservoirs and lakes. About 45 minutes outside Casper, there's the Pathfinder Dam and Reservoir, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A fishing and boating lake complete with museum, marina and concessions, Pathfinder Reservoir is annually stocked with cutthroat and rainbow trout. Located in Casper, Gray Reef Reservoir is another prime trout fishing locale; however, due to fluctuating water levels, it's better suited to small craft. Other lakes of interest in Wyoming include Fremont Lake as well as lakes in these state parks and recreation areas: Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt Gowdy, Flaming Gorge, Glendo, Guernsey, Hawk Springs, Keyhole and Seminoe.


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Featured lakes in Wyoming


Boysen Reservoir

Boysen Reservoir, formed by Boysen Dam, is located on the Wind River in central Wyoming near the city of Shoshoni in Fremont County. The reservoir is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation and in Boysen State Park. Boysen Reservoir is a great location for camping and water sports, including fishing.

Lewis Lake

Named after the famous leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis, Lewis Lake is located in Wyoming in the southern region of Yellowstone National Park. A campground at the lake's south end opens every year in mid-June. Lewis Lake has a small boat ramp. Fishing with a permit is allowed.

Yellowstone Lake

The biggest body of water in Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Lake lies at an altitude of 7,731 feet. It covers 136 square miles and has 110 miles of shoreline. It's the biggest lake in North America and the second biggest body of water in the world at that elevation. Fishing is permitted from mid-June through early November. Boats, including powerboats, sailboats, canoes and kayaks, are allowed with a park permit.

 

Popular Wyoming lakes

Alcova Reservoir
Bamforth Lake
Boulder Lake
Boysen Reservoir
Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Cooper Lake
Delusion Lake
Fremont Lake
Guernsey Reservoir
Half Moon Lake
Jenny Lake
Lake Cameahwait
Lake Hattie
Lake Viva Naughton
Leigh Lake
Lewis Lake
New Fork Lakes
Ocean Lake
Pathfinder Reservoir
Ray Lake
Seminoe Reservoir
Shoshone Lake
Willow Lake
Yellowstone Lake

 

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