Boysen State Park

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Boysen State Park
Wyoming State Park
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Country  United States
State  Wyoming
County Fremont
Elevation 4,731 ft (1,442 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°25′01″N 108°10′37″W / 43.417°N 108.177°W / 43.417; -108.177Coordinates: 43°25′01″N 108°10′37″W / 43.417°N 108.177°W / 43.417; -108.177 [1]
Total area 35,952 acres (14,549 ha) [2]
 - Land 16,788 acres (6,794 ha)
 - Water 19,164 acres (7,755 ha)
Established 1956
Management Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
Boysen State Park is located in Wyoming
Boysen State Park
Location in Wyoming
Website: Boysen State Park

Boysen State Park is a public recreation area surrounding the Boysen Reservoir, an impoundment of the north-flowing Wind River, in Fremont County, Wyoming. The state park covers more than 35,000 acres (14,000 ha) at the south end of the Owl Creek Mountains at the mouth of the Wind River Canyon.[3]

History[edit]

The park was established in 1956 following completion of the Boysen Dam in 1951. It is named for Asmus Boysen, who built the site's first dam in 1908. Part of the original dam can still be seen.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers multiple campgrounds, boat launches, and a privately operated marina.[3] Game fish found in the reservoir include walleye, sauger, perch, crappie, ling, rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boysen Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "SOAR 2021 Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Strategic Plan" (PDF). Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. p. 12. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Boysen State Park". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Boysen State Park Brochure" (PDF). Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 

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