Canoeing Green River Lakes - Pinedale, WY - Green River Lakes


In Pinedale, WY

The numerous and beautiful lakes surrounding Pinedale offer water recreation such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing, and fishing. The season for water sports typically ranges from mid-May to early-October.

Water Skiing, Sailing, 
Motor Boating, & Jet Skis

The Pinedale area has many large lakes within the Bridger-Teton National Forest adequate for water skiing, sailing and motor boating. The Wind River Range lakes (Fremont, Half Moon, and New Fork Lakes) all have public boat docks and large parking areas for vehicles with boat trailers.

Canoeing & Kayaking

The Pinedale area offers hundreds of lakes for quieter boating opportunities such as canoeing, kayaking, and float tubing. Many of these lakes do not have trails that completely encircle their shorelines and boating is the only way to reach their remote areas.

Boat Rentals

Boat rentals, including canoes, small fishing boats, powerboats and party barges, are available at lodges on both Fremont and Half Moon Lakes. Small fishing boats can be rented on Boulder Lake. Boats can be rented by the hour or day. Those with private boats can berth at the public marinas on both lakes. Kayaks, canoes & paddleboards may also be rented from The Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale.

Sailing on Fremont Lake - Pinedale, WY

Fremont Lake Sailing Regatta

Each August the Pinedale Boat Club sponsors the Sailing Regatta on Wyoming's second-largest lake, Fremont Lake. This two-day competition draws sailing enthusiasts throughout the states.

Popular Destinations

Fremont Lake Sunset - Visit Pinedale, WY

Fremont Lake

Only 3.2 miles from Pinedale, this stunningly beautiful, pristine, and mostly undeveloped lake offers easy access to outdoor activities and is a focal point for popular annual events, including the Sailing Regatta and Big Fish Ice Derby. Fremont Lake is Wyoming’s second-largest natural lake at 12 miles long and up to 1 mile wide and the 7th deepest lake in the country (610 feet).

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Half Moon Lake - Visit Pinedale, WY

Half Moon Lake

Half Moon Lake, hides in a forested mountain pocket just 10 miles from Pinedale. In the winter, Half Moon Lake offers excellent ice fishing and spotty ice skating in an intimate and scenic setting within the Bridger Teton National Forest.

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Summer Paddling Green River Lakes - Visit Pinedale, WY

Green River Lakes

The snowmobile ride into Green River Lakes proves that sometimes both the journey and the destination are equally worthwhile. The groomed trail allows for wildlife and scenery viewing opportunities to inspire you for years to come.

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Fall Fly Fishing New Fork River - Visit Pinedale, WY

New Fork Lakes

Want to get away to a remote, beautiful mountain lake, but don’t want to drive too far from Pinedale? New Fork Lakes, nestled at the base of the rugged Wind River Mountains, offers extensive recreational opportunities and facilities and is only 24 miles from Pinedale.

Summer recreational opportunities at New Fork Lakes include camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, and boating. Anglers can cast for brook trout, Mackinaw (lake trout), Kokanee salmon, and rainbows. New Fork Lakes is an access point for many trails in the Wind River Range and Bridger Wilderness. There are also opportunities for short strolls and day hikes.

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Lower Boat Docks, Fremont Lake - Pinedale WY

Before You Go

Rules, Regulations & Boating Safety

In the state of Wyoming, all waters are governed by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.

  • No one under the age of 16 is allowed to operate/be in physical control of any boat unless an adult is present.
  • Motorized watercraft must be registered with the state annually
  • Registration numbers must be clearly visible
  • Watercraft reaching 16 feet or longer must have enough floatation devices for all persons on board
  • All persons water skiing, on jet skis, or towed by motorboat must wear life jackets.
  • Be aware of the causes and risks of hypothermia

Jet Ski Restrictions

Jet skis are not permitted on New Fork Lakes, Green River Lakes, or any of the lakes within the Wyoming Range. Motorboats are also prohibited on lakes within the Wyoming Range.