Boysen State Park

Located at the head of the Wind River Canyon, Boysen State Park straddles the Boysen Reservoir.

The 19,560-acre reservoir, created by the damming of the Wind River, supports all kinds of water recreation, from windsurfing to waterskiing. Strong winds and sudden thunderstorms make canoeing risky. Facilities for boaters include six launch sites and a marina.

The fishing is diverse. Major sport species include walleye, sauger, perch, crappie, ling and several varieties of trout. There are wheelchair-accessible fishing areas.

Ice fishermen drive their snowmobiles out onto the reservoir in winter. The world record for a walleye caught through ice was set at Boysen.

The park's 15,145 acres, located on the east and west shores, include several campgrounds around the lake and two below the dam at the north end of the park. There is a camping fee. Facilities are limited in winter.

At least one wheelchair-accessible set of restrooms is located at each campground. A trailer dump station is located near park headquarters.

There is no designated trail system at the park, although there is plenty of room for hikers and equestrians to wander. Wildlife, geological formations and the site of the original Boysen Dam, built in 1908, give visitors plenty to look at.

Hunting is permitted at least 400 yards away from developed areas.
  • 15 Ash Boysen Route
  • Shoshoni , WY 82649
  • Wyoming
  • Open Year-Round
  • Entry Fee Charged.
  • (800) 496-9077
  • (307) 876-2796

Touring & Services
  • Scenic Drives
  • Picnicking
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Lodging Nearby
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Visitor Center
  • Children's Activities
  • Guided Tours
Winter Sports
  • Snowmobiling
  • Winter Camping
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Bike Touring
  • Mountain Biking
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Big Game
  • Upland
  • Waterfowl
Nature & History
  • Bird-Watching
  • Nature Viewing
  • Historic Sites
Camping & Hiking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horse Trails
  • Wheelchair Trails
Paddling & Watersports
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Beaches
  • Boat Launch
  • Rafting