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Boysen Reservoir
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15 Ash, Boysen Route
Shoshoni, Wyoming   82649
(lat:43.3753 lon:-108.1784) map location

Phone: 307-876-2796
Reservations: 877-996-7275
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Boysen State Park is one of the larger parks in the State Park System. It is a lake-orientated park at the south end of the Owl Creek Mountains at the mouth of Wind River Canyon now part of the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway. It offers a variety of water type recreation. Day and camping facilities are available. It features interesting geological formations. Several state record fish have been caught out of the reservoir.

Winter Services... We are open year-round with limited services in the winter season. All of our water systems, except for Brannon are closed from the middle of September to the middle of April.
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.
Boysen Reservoir offers designated swimming areas, including Sandy Beach and Tamarask Beach. No lifeguards on duty; swim at your own risk. Water sports like water skiing are popular here too. The reservoir's waters can be cold, so summer months are best for swimming comfort. Camping sites nearby provide easy access to the water for extended stays with swim opportunities throughout the day.
Anglers can enjoy diverse fishing opportunities, targeting species such as walleye, perch, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and sauger. The reservoir also offers ice-fishing during winter months for hardy fishers seeking cold-weather catches. Shoreline spots are accessible for those preferring to stay on land while boats allow access to deeper waters teeming with large brown trout and burbot. Annual fishing derbies provide competitive fun alongside the stunning Wind River Canyon backdrop.

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Boysen Reservoir offers scenic picnic spots with tables and grills. Shelters available for rent, ideal for family gatherings. Enjoy waterfront views while dining outdoors; fishing access nearby enhances the experience. Restrooms are provided in certain areas for convenience during your visit to this popular recreational destination within Boysen State Park.

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