CCC Ponds Recreation Area
Just a few minutes from downtown Pinedale, the CCC Ponds provide an oasis of wetlands habitat for wildlife and nature lovers to easily access and enjoy. Take the kids fishing on a sunny summer afternoon, or to enjoy a quiet morning walk, run or bike ride.
At the south end of Fremont Lake is a fish and wildlife habitat interpretive area called the CCC Ponds. This area has paved and unpaved bike/walking paths, and benches at quiet spots where you can observe fish, waterfowl and many other species of wildlife.
Bring your fishing gear and observe wildlife such as moose, deer, birds, waterfowl, and beavers, hike, picnic, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski in the winter. You can also make a half-day bike excursion and bike, from Pinedale on a developed bike path to the CCC Ponds along Fremont Lake Road.
Early June sees Kids’ Fishing Day at the CCC Ponds, when government agencies and Trout Unlimited get together to teach kids (and their parents!) proper fishing techniques, simple fish biology, and fishing ethics. The CCC Ponds also serve as an “outdoor classroom” for local science teachers, who arrange field trips so students can grasp basic theories of ecology, wildlife biology, and hydrology.
The CCC Ponds Recreation Area holds historical significance as one of the nation’s first Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps, Camp Fremont, during the New Deal Program in 1933.
From Pinedale, follow Fremont Lake Road for 3.5 miles and turn left on FS Road 749. Continue another mile and turn left again on FS Road 111 and follow the dirt road to a parking area.