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“One side of the canyon burned”

Sinks Canyon State Park
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Lander
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Lander, Wyoming
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One side of the canyon burned”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sinks Canyon State Park just suffered from a fire that burned much of the south facing slopes of the canyon. The north facing slopes were not involved. Initially this may cause some to avoid visiting the area, but that would be a mistake. All the visitor facilities (visitor center, the sinks, the rise, campgrounds, etc.), are all intact and will re-open. The trails along the river were not impacted by the fire. Visiting the canyon now is a great opportunity to see the impact of wildland fires, marvel at the efforts to control them and watch natural forces at work. It will be fascinating to watch the burned areas regenerate over the next couple of years.

Visited July 2013
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

After all the grandeur of Yellowstone and the scenic overlooks on the drive into Lander, it was nice to have a small park to readjust your geologic scale to human again. The river disappears into the rocks at the bottom of a short trail and then reappears about a half mile later....up hill. There is a pond at this inflow and maybe two hundred trout make this there home. No fishing so you can see trout the size of Buicks below you. For a quarter you can feed them. Nothing grand and glorious but a nice quiet relaxing place.

Visited June 2013
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Dubois, Wyoming
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“camping overnight for little league”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We recently camped in sinks Canyon state park or a baseball game we attended or two days. The park was well maintained and the staff were attentive and helpful. its beauty says a mouthful you deinatly don't want to miss this opportunity I you in the area. I have a 11 year old son and a 10 year old son who just loved the park their favorite was feeding the large trout from the ledge. the hikes we went on were on very well kept trails and just spectacular the amount o rushing waters in sinks canyon is awe inspiring -- a definite must see!

Visited June 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Sinks Canyon”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Beautiful area, we also did the loop drive that takes you around the Mountian and stopped at South Pass City to see the old mining town and had a picnic along the way. The loop does take couple hours to drive.

Visited June 2013
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Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Interesting State Park”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Sinks canyon is where the Popo Agie River goes into a cave and resurfaces about a half mile down the canyon. The river was flowing good when we were there. If you have time, follow the road past the park and continue to HWY 28. You will travel through the mountains in the Shoshoni National Forest and pass several mountain lakes.

Visited June 2013
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