Fishing At Lake DeSmet
AKA: DeSmet Lake
Fishing for walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, rock bass and yellow perch at Lake DeSmet in Wyoming.
Boating, water skiing and fishing are all popular at Lake DeSmet, a 4,000-acre lake in north central Wyoming, 8 miles north of Buffalo. Anglers can access over 12 miles of shoreline via improved roads on the north, west and south shores of the lake. Fishing from the bank is available along much of these access ares. Anglers come year round in pursuit of walleye, trout and perch. In winter, once the ice is safe, ice fishing with up to six lines per angler is allowed here. Two boat ramps, restrooms and parking is available during the season. Come prepared as there is no marina or rental boats.
Primary fish species residing in Lake DeSmet
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Lake DeSmet Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area County Park Campground - 307 684-2262
Buffalo KOA Journey - 307 684-5423
Deer Park Campground - 307 684-5722
Indian Campground - 307 684-9601
Twin Creeks Campgrounds - 307 684-5423
Lake DeSmet WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area County Park
Buffalo, WY 82834
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Lake DeSmet in WY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye, trout and perch in central WY.