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December 15th, 2016
Local fisherman report ice thickness in the Poison Creek area has been good, while generally thin in most other areas with that have ice. Overall fishing has been reported to be decent during the morning hours. The ice fishing derby has been rescheduled for January 20 - 22, 2017.
Our park will be participating in the Solar Eclipse viewing on August 21st, 2017.
Boysen State Park offers 3 entrances: U.S. Highway 20 (east side), U.S. Highway 26 (south side) and Bass Lake Road (west side).
- Click here to learn more about the eclipse and the reservation packages!
- Reservations will become available on Oct. 1 online beginning at 1 a.m. (mtn) or via the call center at 8 a.m. Click to find out more!
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. 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. Listen to the podcast and watch a power point on the history of the Boysen Dam by Dave Wilson.
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