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, 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.