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SANDY BEACH PICNIC AREA, WY

part ofBridger-Teton National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SANDY BEACH PICNIC AREA
Status: Closed through Fri May 23 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sandy Beach Picnic Area is located on the southeast shores of pristine Fremont Lake at an elevation of 7,400 feet, just 3 miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming. Water sports and fishing are popular activities.

Natural Features:

Fremont Lake sits at the foot of the rugged Wind River Range, known for its craggy granite peaks and sparkling glacial lakes. Sandy Beach offers sweeping views of Fremont Lake, Wyoming's second largest natural lake. Thin stands of aspens line the site, providing limited shade.

Recreation:

The lake offers countless recreational activities. Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow, brown and lake trout, as well as kokanee salmon.

Visitors also enjoy boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

Facilities:

This day-use area contains one group site that can accommodate up to 75 guests. Picnic tables, grills and a fire ring with benches are provided, as are vault toilets.

A private, sandy swimming beach is on-site. A boat ramp and dock are available just outside the site. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Nearby Attractions:

The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale features a large collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade era artifacts. Exhibits include American Indian and Mountain Man displays, as well as the history of the settlement of Sublette County, Wyoming.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
Know Before You Go
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Drinking water is not provided, visitors must bring their own
  • Click here for more information on the Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.89944, -109.81889
42°53'58"N, 109°49'8"W

From U.S. 191 in Pinedale, Wyoming, travel north onto Skyline Drive. After 2.5 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 749. Follow the road to the left at the "Y" intersection, and continue for a half-mile to the entrance of Sandy Beach.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SANDY BEACH PICNIC AREA
PO Box 220
Pinedale WY 82941

Phone Number:

Project Office:(307)367-4326
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