Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Made of spectacular red canyon walls and arid green forest, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area sprawls across 207,363 acres of scenic landscape and wilderness.
The most popular destination is Flaming Gorge Reservoir, measuring 91 miles long and spanning the states of Wyoming and Utah. Not to be outdone, the Green River is here, too, separated from the reservoir by the towering wall of the Flaming Gorge Dam, which you can tour. Both the reservoir and the river provide a plethora of water activities to choose from, including fishing from the shore or boat. Open the door to endless water sport opportunities by bringing your own boat or renting one from the Buckboard Marina. Tubing, water skiing, and wakeboarding are just a few ways to enjoy your time on the water. Or opt for another form of water transportation and jet ski, kayak or raft on the river or lake. Around the Flaming Gorge, you will find plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails. There is even plenty of room to camp along the water. However, you’ll want to book at least a month in advance during the summer season.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is one of Wyoming’s prized recreational gems tucked away in our Southwest corner. Water-activity enthusiasts, anglers, and outdoorsy types of all walks of life are drawn to the area’s expansive, glass-like waters offering countless opportunities for limitless fun and uninterrupted relaxation.