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Sinks Canyon State Park

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I have been going to The Sinks since I was a young girl! It's a beautiful place to visit! We've... read more

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Kay W
Riverton, Wyoming
I love it !!!

Highly recommended ! There is The Sinks and The Rise, We didn't know about it for our first visit... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been going to The Sinks since I was a young girl! It's a beautiful place to visit! We've always enjoyed our time there, whether it was just a quick picnic or a longer stay. The Sinks and Rise are very unique!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kay W
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Highly recommended ! There is The Sinks and The Rise, We didn't know about it for our first visit so had to go back again when found out you can feed trouts at The Rise. Fun area to explore but should be aware of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Popo Agie River disappears into a hole... half a mile further on it re-emerges... but the water takes two hours to make the journey, and it comes out several degrees warmer. Where does it go?? Who knows. Just ten minutes from Lander you can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank michaelgG8296LJ
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The name of this park doesn’t really give you a clue about the amazing phenomenon going on here - or the scale on which it is occurring. A rather large river of rushing water disappears entirely down a hole and then resurfaces several miles away...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The scenery up to and in the park is stunning! The story of the Sinks Canyon is also fascinating. Great Park Staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a short visit. Beautiful canyon. River has the biggest trout I've ever seen. Would've love to had more time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank layztrav
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We actually drove this road on the way back home from Lander to Rock Springs. Wasn't sure if our sedan would make it, but the road wasn't too bad; just take it slow.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Visited Sinks Canyon on a whim, and it was awesome. Continued the drive over the top of the mountain, and that was equally impressive, if a a bit terrifying around the switchbacks. Nothing like looking several hundred feet straight down the mountainside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kms68
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Lander is and excellent midway point traveling from Denver to Jackson. Sinks Canyon and the Middle Fork Falls, Popo Agie trail, yurts, camping, and multiple trail heads is beautiful territory and a respite for the soul. Lander is the town to stay in if not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Was not sure what to expect but the day was sunny and beautiful and this place was recommended so off we went. It was great! A little hiking, some rock climbing and dipping our toes in the water...terrific way to spend a morning

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 1, 2019|
Response from richlee1975 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the park for this information.
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Response from AFitz123 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. The risk of snow is high.
Janet Z
May 14, 2018|
Response from V7674QBkiml | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the main attraction such as the rise & the history Fish and Game place & the place where you can feed the fish its were the rise comes out & I think most of the campgrounds are Handicap accessible
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Noah F
Fort Collins, Colorado
Camping and horses near Lander (4 Replies)
Hi, We are planning to take a trip up to Lander in early August. We will likely be towing a small pop-up camper. I see that Sinks Canyon state park has campgrounds, and there are some National Forest campgrounds further up the road. These are all first-come first-serve. Does anyone know how likely we are to be able to find an open campsite in August? We will be there on weekdays if that helps. We went near Moab a few years ago and had a terrible time finding a place to camp and want to...More
June 14, 2014|
Response fromNoah F|
Thanks a bunch! That site for Dubois is just what I was looking for. We don't mind a little drive, so that should work great.
Morgan C
5 kids, road trip to GTNP, YNP (6 Replies)
My hubby and I, along with grandparents and our 5 kids (11 to 3 all girls) will be headed to WY for 7 days-Sunday to Sunday. My dad really wants to spend Sunday night at Sinks Canyon State Park then head to Grand Tetons for 2 days, then on to Yellowstone. We have tents but I really want to buy a pop up (and so does my dad) so I don't have to pack and unpack. I purchased Lonely Planets guide but haven't received it yet. Thoughts on pop up vs tent vs hotels? We don't have small budget but not a...More
January 13, 2017|
Response fromYstoner|
Popup trailer just has different packing and unpacking. You still have to pack up most things just to close it up for travel. You mostly gain size and comfort. But you have it's expense, storage, (or rental), maintenance, insurance, leveling, hookup/unhooking, etc. If you rent one you also have to deal with the time to go get it and return it. A different checklist. (longer one) There are always pluses and minuses. The law of unintended consequences is not suspended. There is a place in...More
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Picnic at Sinks Canyon State Park (2 Replies)
We'll be in the area in early September and are looking for a scenic spot to picnic. Thanks!
July 09, 2017|
Response fromTetonBill|
If you're looking for a picnic area inside the park, and assuming you're entering from the northeast, you'll pass a visitors' center, then a couple of campgrounds, and then come to a picnic area. The picnic area is scenic.