Jackson Hole and Northwest Wyoming Sights

Sinks Canyon State Park

  • 3079 Sinks Canyon Rd. Map It
  • Lander
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

At the Popo Agie (pronounced pa-po-sha, meaning "Tall Grass River" to the Crow Indians) flows into a limestone cavern. The crashing water "sinks" into fissures only to resurface ½ mi downstream in the "rise," where it reemerges and huge fish (mainly rainbow and brown trout) swim in the calm pool. Wildflowers, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, black bears, golden eagles, moose, mule deer, marmots, and other wildlife wander the grounds. The park is ideal for hiking, camping, and picnicking. No fishing is allowed, but visitors can toss fish food to the trout from the observation deck.

Sight Information


3079 Sinks Canyon Rd., , 6 mi south of Lander on Hwy. 131, Lander, Wyoming, 82520, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Park free, camping $11 for nonresidents
  • Park daily, sunrise–10; visitor center Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 9–6

Published 01/19/2016


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