Fremont Lake – A Naturally Formed, Glacial Lake
Surrounded by timbered foothills and a backdrop of spectacular peaks, Fremont Lake is a classic example of glacial geology, the lake was scooped out by an ancient glacier and is dammed at the lower end by a terminal moraine. The lake is named for explorer and military man John C. Fremont (1813-1890), who surveyed the area in 1842 while mapping most of the Oregon Trail.
Lake Wildlife & Habitat
Located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Fremont Lake beckons to us all – visitor and local alike. Wildlife is abundant and easily spotted by the patient observer. Expect to see osprey, pronghorn, moose, black bear, eagles, mule deer, water birds and more. Bird-watchers are encouraged to visit the nearby CCC Ponds for easily accessible bird watching.
Fishing & Boating on Fremont Lake
- Fishing Opportunities
The dark blue waters of Fremont Lake are famously cold, and provide rich habitat for diverse species of fish. Anglers test their skills against rainbow, brown, and lake trout as well as Kokanee salmon. Fishing derbies in summer and winter, hosted by the Pinedale Boat Club, draw many families and individuals.
- Boating and Sailing Opportunities
The Fremont Lake Sailing Regatta is held each August to the delight of avid sailors and spectators. Watercraft of all kinds are allowed on Fremont Lake, with boats up to 35 feet launching from the Lower Boat Dock when water depths are normal. Kayakers, canoers, wind surfers and water skiers also share the lake.
- Water-sport Opportunities
Wind is common on the lake most afternoons. In the summer, afternoon storms tend to come from the west and whitecaps are likely. Boaters should also watch carefully for rock outcrops that can lurk in shallow water some distance from shore.
Fremont Lake Facilities
The Lower Boat Dock is accessible by paved road FS-111 for motorized boats. Sandy Beach, a small natural beach where the water is relatively shallow, is just off the main access road is an ideal place for non motorized boats to launch. Sandy Beach is where families and young children enjoy the scenery, sand, and swim in the warmer waters near shore. A picnic area is adjacent. No dogs are allowed on Sandy Beach. For food and boat rentals, visit Lakeside Restaurant & Marina located along the south shore of Fremont Lake.