Boysen State Park

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Boysen State Park is surrounded by the Wind River Indian Reservation and offers both day-use and overnight camping facilities. Boysen Reservoir is well-known as one of Wyoming’s best walleye and trout fisheries. During most of the season, the reservoir is warm enough for all water sports and an easily accessible swimming beach is located on the east shore. Water skiing is a popular sport here.

Concessions and a marina serve the north end of the lake and offer food, bait, boat fuel and fishing licenses. In winter, the reservoir has first-rate ice fishing. A wide range of fish is present, including walleye, sauger, perch, crappie, ling, rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, stonecat, black bullhead, mountain whitefish, lake trout, brook trout and splake. Non-game species include carp, fathead minnow, plains killifish, golden and sand shiners; flathead, lake and creek chubs; white, longnose and northern redhorse suckers; and the river carpsucker.

Boysen offers fishing, camping and a variety of water sports , plus picnicking and sightseeing. There are 76 miles of shoreline plus several areas below the dam, along the waters of the Wind River. Several state record fish have been caught in this area.

Campsites:

Lower Wind River: Located in Wind River Canyon below the dam along the Wind River by the tunnels. It is the site of the original Boysen Dam. There are several shade trees, grass, and interesting geological features, and a group shelter that can be reserved for special functions. Local Big Horn Sheep herd often sited. There are approximately 50 sites of which 24 are reservable.

Upper Wind River: This campground is located just below the dam next to the Wind River. It has approximately 50 sites of which 10 are reservable. It has several level spots. There are several shade trees and lots of grass. Several interesting geological features are nearby. Big Horn Sheep often visible by the dam.

Brannon and Tamarask: Both campgrounds are at the north end of the reservoir. There is a boat launching area. A commercial concession provides visitors with a complete marina service. There is a protected bay for tying up boats, a sandy beach, some shade trees and picnic shelters. There are approximately 65 sites. Close access to lake.

Tough Creek Campground: Tough Creek is located on a peninsula. It has a boat launching area and a small reservable group shelter. It has several level areas. There are some shade trees and picnic shelters. Close access to the lake. There are approximately 65 sites.

Loop 1: Can be found on the west side of the reservoir and consists of several small camping areas with limited camping: Fremont Bay, Libby Point, Sandy Hills Loop and South Muddy. There is a boat launching area, a reservable group shelter for special functions, some picnic shelters, and a few level spots. There are a few shade trees. Close access to the lake. There are approximately 20 sites.

Loop 2: Loop 2 is also on the west side of the reservoir with limited camping in several camping areas: North Muddy, Sand Mesa, Wilson Bay, Trout Bay and Cottonwood Bay. There is a boat launching area, a small reservable group shelter, some picnic shelters, a sandy beach and a few shade trees. Close access to the lake. There are approximately 30 sites.