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Flaming Gorge Reservoir, WY

Home to trophy-size fish, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, aka Flaming Gorge Lake, is a 42,000-acre lake on the southern border part of the state. Most of the 375 miles of shoreline are in Wyoming and the balance is in northern Utah.

Excellent fishing and spectacular views await anglers and boaters for a trip of a lifetime. Record German Browns and lake trout have come from these fertile waters, which also have significant populations of bass, catfish, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. The reservoir is surrounded by Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area with camping and marinas in both Wyoming and Utah. Access to the shoreline, for fishing from the bank, is available at numerous locations around the lake - the west side of the lake near the WY/UT border is a good place to start. Area fishing guides and boat charters are also available. In winter, once the ice is safe, there can be some excellent ice fishing on Lake Flaming Gorge.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming.

Primary fish species residing in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon

Flaming Gorge Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Anvil Draw Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Anvil Draw Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking

Brinegar Crossing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Squaw Hollow Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking

Firehole Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Firehole Boating Site Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sheep Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off FR 009, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Buckboard Marina
McKinnon, Wyoming
307 875-6927

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Firehole Canyon Campground - 877 444-6777

Stateline Cove Campground - 435 784-3445

Buckboard Crossing Campground - 877 444-6777

Flaming Gorge-Manila KOA Journey Campground - 435 784-3184

Lucurne Campground - 801 226-3564

Flaming Gorge Reservoir WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Buckboard Crossing Campground
FR010 Ashley National Forest,
McKinnon, WY 82938
877 444-6777


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