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12 Wyoming Adventures Perfect for Fishing

Find time to clear your head and relax lakeside.

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Is there anything better than spending a day next to an alpine lake, casting line after line, with nothing on your mind but the task at hand? It sure is one of our favorite ways to clear our heads and spend time appreciating the treasures of the outdoors. If this sounds good to you, you'll love exploring Wyoming. Nestled among the famous mountain ranges across the state, you'll find rivers and lakes that are perfect for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you want to backpack in and spend the night, bring your rod along on a quick day hike, or brave the winter weather for some ice fishing, Wyoming has something for everyone. Check out our list and start making your plans!

1. Backpack Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons

Photo: Rob Witt

2. Backpack and Fly Fish the Wind River Range

Photo: Allen Crater

3. Hike and Camp on Jackson Peak

Photo: Cole Buckhart

Fly Fish at Heart Lake

Photo: Corinne White

5. Stand Up Paddle Excursion in Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Sean Jansen

6. Fish the South Fork of the Shoshone River

Photo: Claire Winchester

7. Ice Fishing on Jackson Lake

Photo: Savannah Cummins

8. Hike to Slide Lake

Photo: Andrew Slaton

9. Backpack to Golden Jasper Lakes in the Beartooths

Photo: Hunter Day

10. Backpack to Elbow Lake in the Wind River Range

Photo: Paul Bourdon

11. Camp at Big Sandy Lake

Photo: Cole Buckhart

12. Explore Jenny Lake

Photo: Daniel Brittain

Cover photo: Hunter Day

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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