Fishing At Boulder Lake
AKA: Boulder Reservoir
What to fish for...
Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Boulder Lake in Wyoming.
Lodging, camping and a restaurant are all available at Boulder Lake, a 3,500-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Boulder, WY. Un-improved roads circle the lake affording access at numerous spots for fishing from the bank, along nearly 10 miles of shoreline.
Nestled in the picturesque Wind River Range of Wyoming, Boulder Lake is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene and rewarding angling experience. This pristine alpine lake boasts crystal-clear waters and breathtaking mountain vistas, making it an idyllic setting for casting a line. Anglers visiting Boulder Lake can expect to find an abundance of trout, including rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout. These species thrive in the lake's cold and pristine waters, offering anglers the opportunity to test their skills and reel in some impressive catches.
While fishing takes center stage at Boulder Lake, it also provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts to explore its tranquil waters. Non-motorized watercraft, such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, are popular choices for navigating the lake's serene expanse. The calm waters and scenic surroundings create a peaceful ambiance, perfect for leisurely paddling or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
For those looking to extend their stay, Boulder Lake offers a rustic campground that immerses visitors in the heart of nature. The campground provides basic amenities, such as picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets, ensuring a comfortable camping experience while still maintaining a sense of wilderness. Campers can awaken to the serene sounds of nature, embark on scenic hikes in the surrounding mountains, or simply relax by the lake and bask in the tranquility of their surroundings.
Boulder Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, peaceful boating experiences, and rustic camping facilities, presents an ideal escape for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Whether you're seeking the thrill of landing a trout, exploring the lake's calm waters by boat, or embracing the simplicity of camping amidst picturesque landscapes, Boulder Lake offers an enchanting retreat that will leave you with lasting memories of Wyoming's natural beauty.
The primitive boat launch ramp is located at North Boulder Lake Campground. Big lake trout are the pride of the fishery and are sought by serious anglers by trolling. Rainbow trout and kokanee salmon are catchable from shore.
Primary fish species residing in Boulder Lake
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Boulder Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: Primitive
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Boulder Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Boulder Lake Dam Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
North Boulder Lake Campground Boat Launch
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off County Road 771, this is a couple primitive, gravel launch spots with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Boulder Lake Campground - 307 739-5500
North Boulder Lake Campground - 307 739-5500
Wind River View Campground - 307 537-5453
Boulder Lake WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Boulder Lake Campground
Pinedale, WY 82941
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Boulder Lake in WY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for trout and kokanee in west-central WY.