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Sinks Canyon State Park
Sinks Canyon State Park © Brian Harms Brian Harms / CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sinks Canyon State Park, Wyoming. The Popo Agie River sinks into the cavern. Photographed under cavern overhang.
Sinks Canyon State Park © dayvayen / CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sinks Canyon State Park looking west from the entrance of the canyon.
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3079 Sinks Canyon Road
Lander, Wyoming   82520
(lat:42.747 lon:-108.8132) map location

Phone: 307-332-6333
Reservations: 877-996-7275
Sinks Canyon State Park features a geologic phenomenon in which the Popo Agie River vanishes into a large cavern (the Sinks) but reappears in a trout- filled pool, the Rise, about half a mile down the canyon. These trout live a leisurely life, with no fishing allowed. A visitor center features wildlife and recreation exhibits, viewing sites and interpretive signs about wildlife and habitat requirements. The park contains hiking trails and offers camping, picnicking, rock climbing and fishing. Sinks Canyon is home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Visitors might see porcupines, black bears, red squirrels, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose or golden eagles.
Anglers can enjoy river fishing in the Popo Agie River, home to brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. Fly-fishing is popular here due to the clear mountain waters and abundant aquatic insects. Fishing access points are available along trails for those seeking a serene experience amidst nature's beauty. Remember to check local regulations before casting your line as seasonal restrictions may apply.

Sinks Canyon State Park is located near Lander

Sinks Canyon State Park offers scenic picnic areas with tables and grills beside the Popo Agie River. Enjoy mountain views.
While exploring on two wheels, it's important to be mindful of the terrain and weather conditions. The Middle Fork Trail offers a challenging ride with steep sections; prepare for a workout. For those seeking smoother rides, consider the Sink Loop Trail-still requiring attention due to shared use with hikers.

Always wear appropriate safety gear and check your equipment before setting out. Be aware that wildlife encounters are possible; know how to react safely if they occur.

Lastly, respect trail closures and maintenance signs-they're there for everyone's safety. Stay updated on local advisories during your visit.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 6 Interesting geographical territory. by Jaytee
park review stars; one to five This canyon is beautiful,and the description is accurate. We found the roads somewhat difficult,requiring caution, but not impassable. Please do give phonetic name of river. Thank you
May 25 Liars, shame on the Park Employees! by Jeanne Barrera
park review stars; one to five Plan on them keeping your deposit saying you left the yurt dirty. Not only did we clean it, we cleaned it better than we found it. They lied and said we left grass in the yurt yet their was a foot of snow outside. Not one blade of grass exposed. Please go somewhere else to camp or expect to pay more than you should.
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Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground
715 East Main
Lander, WY
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Sinks Canyon State Park is six miles southwest of Lander, Wyoming on Highway 131.

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