Wind River Lake - Lander, WY
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Wind River Lake
GPS Coordinates: N 42° 48.043 W 108° 41.287
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Wind River Lake lies in the Wind River Mountains of northwest Wyoming very near Togwotee Pass. Statewide creel limits apply and all legal methods of fishing are allowed. Internal combustion motors are prohibited on Wind River Lake. Check Wyoming Game and Fish fishing regulations for specifics before fishing.
Plan to bring mosquito spray if spending time outside in the early part of the summer.
This lake has a handicap accessible fishing dock installed through a cooperative effort with the Forest and Wyoming Game and Fish.
Fishing can be fair to good but overall size is generally small due to high elevation and low productivity. This lake offers spectacular views of sheer rock faces and produces many photographic moments with its reflections. Fishing is allowed year round but the area receives substantial amounts of snow in the winter. Ice out on the lake is usually around the end of May.
This high elevation area receives significant snow pack. Many trails and lakes are still snow or ice covered far into June.


Facilities: Wind River Lake provides camping and a fishing dock on site.

Best Time To Visit: Wind River Lake is open year round.

Fees: No fees are charged.

Accessibility: This lake is handicap accessible.

Rules: Do not litter.

Directions: To reach Wind River Lake from Lander, start out going northwest on Main Street for 1.3 miles. Continue onto US-287 for 73.1 miles. As you pass through Dubois on State Highway 26-287, you will parallel the Wind River and follow it to its headwaters.

Map: Click here for a map to Wind River Lake

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted for Wind River Lake.

 
Address
Wind River Ranger District-Shoshone National Forest
1403 West Ramshorn
Dubois, Wyoming 82513-0186
Phone
General: (307) 455-2466
Fax: (307) 578-1205
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