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Sinks Canyon State Park

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd, Lander, Wyoming 82520 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Mon 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“Experience a geologic phenomenon!”

Sinks Canyon State Park, six miles southwest of Lander on Highway 131, features a geologic phenomenon in which the Popo Agie River vanishes into a large cavern (the Sinks) but reappears in a trout-filled pool, The Rise, about half a mile down the canyon. A visitor center features wildlife and recreation exhibits, viewing sites and interpretive signs about wildlife and habitat requirements. The park contains hiking trails and offers camping, picnicking, rock climbing and fishing. Sinks Canyon is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Visitors might see porcupines, black bears, red squirrels, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose or golden eagles.

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Reviewed by
Chini Tiongco

  • 211 Reviews
  • 93 Helpful
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

Such a beautiful place! If you're up for an adventure, this place is perfect because there are big rocks, rushing water, and plant and wildlife abound. I highly recommend that you do camping and hiking here for more adventure.

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Reviewed by
copterfamily

  • 15 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great place for an overnight stop. Very peaceful with plenty of white water noise to rock you to sleep.

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Reviewed by
DavinieFiero

  • 24 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
July 06, 2018
Rated 5.0

Beautiful area just outside of Lander. Many types of hiking trails for all ability levels.

Take the short walk from the sinks to the rise to feed the fish. There’s fish food for them for .25 - please don’t bring bread.

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Reviewed by
stephhellard

  • 10 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 25, 2018
Rated 4.0

State park was really good, with differing terrain throughout. Campground was mediocre, costs $11 for a tent site, vault toilets, and rubbish disposal. There were no maps or signs to find a suitable trail, so just have to 'guess' where to go. Didnt see any staff. Wasnt great but wasnt bad either

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Sinks Canyon State Park

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd
Lander, Wyoming
82520 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 30 Camp Sites
  • Tent Sites
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