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

Guernsey Reservoir

Guernsey Reservoir in Wyoming's Guernsey State Park has three boat ramps and lots of fish, including walleye, yellow perch, and channel catfish. Created by the Guernsey Dam, Guernsey Reservoir is among five major reservoirs on the North Platte River. Campers have seven campgrounds in the park from which they may choose.

Lake Hattie

The largest of the Laramie Plains Lakes, Hattie rests at the base of the Snowy Range Mountains in Albany County, Wyoming, about 20 miles west of Laramie. Great for a day trip or a weekend, it's well loved by windsurfers as well as fishers who come for its trout, salmon and perch. Hiking, cycling and camping are also popular in the area, which is also home to Lake Hattie Dam and Reservoir and Twin Buttes Lake.

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.


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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