The CCC Ponds are an important recreational feature to the Pinedale Area. The CCC Ponds were re-constructed during the 1990s to provide for various wildlife species: the Fish Pond, Duck Pond, Beaver Pond, and Frog Pond. A walking path was added to enable public access, as well as the installation of benches, interpretive signs and a parking lot.
Over the years the area has seen increasing recreational use from Wyoming natives and visitors alike in the form of fishing and non-motorized activities such as walking and bird watching. Attached to the CCC Ponds parking area is the paved Naomi Pape Bike Path that loops from the parking lot back down into town for a round trip of about 6 miles. In the winter, more than 3.5 miles of the CCC Ponds pathways are groomed for nordic skiing.
Fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, birding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing
Vault toilet, interpretive signs, benches, warming hut, and groomed ski trails
Things to Note
- Non-motorized area
- Historical value
- Keep control of pets and clean up after them
- Bike path converts to cross county ski and snowshoe trails in December
Hwy 191 south to Pinedale, turn north on Skyline Drive then turn west on Fremont Lake Road. Continue 3.2 miles on Fremont Lake Rd, then follow sign directing to the CCC Ponds parking area.
The original CCC Ponds were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during The Great Depression in an effort by Franklin D. Roosevelt to create jobs in the 1930s. The work consisted of reforestation, road and park construction, flood control and beautification projects.