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Boysen State Park


Camping at Boysen State Park

Reservable: 53 *
Non-reservable: 224 *
Tent: 2 *
Total: 279 *
Hookups (electrical/water): 0 *
* Does not indicate availability

Campground Maps
Boysen Black & White Brochure Boysen Color Brochure
Lower Wind River Tamarask
Tough Creek Upper Wind River


Beach Bird Watching
Boat Dock/Ramp Boating
Campsites* Convenience Store
Drinking Water Dump Station
Fishing Group Picnic Shelter
Hunting Marina
Overlooks Picnic Area
Playground Restrooms
Swimming Tent ADA

* Please call the individual site for questions regarding RV length limits.


Daily Use
• parks - $4.00
• historic sites - $2.00
• annual - $33.00
Overnight Camping
• night - $10.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - $40.00 (does not include daily use fee)
Daily Use
• parks - $6.00
• historic site - $4.00
• annual - $53.00
Overnight Camping
• night - $17.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - Not available

Recreational Use Report

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No matter rain, sleet , or snow you will always see a die-hard fishermen along the Upper or Lower Wind River Campground.

Updated on:
April 29th, 2016

Well this week’s weather has continued to be a surprise between rain, sleet and snow or all three at once. With that being said, it has not deterred visitation on the park between fishermen and those wanting to camp. It appears that Mother Nature has decided to have cool and rainy and possible snowy weekend. With that being said it I have heard that the fishing has been pretty good, so if you get the opportunity to come out to the park bundle up to stay warm and dry. Have fun and enjoy your recreational use of the park and please be safe.

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The newest mobile camping unit was recently used at the Lower Wind River Campground, a very unique looking model.
Friday: 50/33 - Overcast
Saturday: 49/34 - Rain
Sunday: 50/34 - Chance of Rain
Monday: 54/35 - Overcast

Reservoir Information:
Pool Elevation is 4717.3 Feet
Reservoir Inflow is 2800.2CFS
Reservoir Outflow is 745.2 CFS

About Boysen State Park

Boysen State Park offers 3 entrances: U.S. Highway 20 (east side), U.S. Highway 26 (south side) and Bass Lake Road (west side).

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.

Camping Areas

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 camping shelter area. 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 large group shelter open to reservational use only thru our park office, 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 group shelter, some picnic shelters, a sandy beach and a few shade trees. Close access to the lake. There are approximately 30 sites.

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