2021/01/24

Boysen State Park

Boysen State Park

 

During our Memorial weekend trip to Wyoming, we made a stop at Boysen State Park. Boysen is a very pretty park that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. This state park is actually the biggest in the state of Wyoming. We definitely could have easily spend a week to a month here, exploring. While exploring Boysen State Park, we discovered a few of our favorite things.

Reservoir

Trying saying that word five times fast. The Reservoir in Boysen State Park is something worth checking out. It’s located at the mouth of the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway.  Not only is the reservoir an important part of the part, it’s actually named after Asmus Boysen, whom built the original dam in 1908.

River

Naturally, where there is water, a lot of people want to fish. Before you get out your fishing pole in Boysen State Park, there are some things you need to know. The dam and much of the reservoir are owned by the Wind River Indian Reservation. Before you decide to fish, make sure you have the proper fishing license.

Camping

A very popular place to camp is at Boysen State Park. Camping is the perfect activity to go along with exploring and fishing. The Upper Wind River Campground is a great place to camp. There is a marina close by, which means you can easily access the river. Boating, fishing, and swimming are all important recreational activities at this state park. Keep in mind that there are 11 campgrounds in Boysen State Park.

Beauty

Hiking trails and natural beauty as far as the eye can see. It’s hard to get enough of Boysen State Park. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic or spend your evenings fishing. If you’re ever headed to Wyoming, make sure you stop by this beautiful state park.

Keep in mind that Boysen State Park is also really close to some of the other popular state parks in Wyoming.

  • Hot Springs State Park
  • Thermopolis, WY (25 min)
  • Sinks Canyon State Park
  • Lander, WY (1 hr. 20 min)
  • Grand Teton National Park ( 2 hrs. 46 min)
  • Yellowstone National Park ( 2 hrs. 49 min)

Thank you Visit Wyoming for hosting us!



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