Seminoe State Park

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Seminoe State Park
Wyoming State Park
SeminoeDam.jpeg
Seminoe Dam
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Carbon
Nearest town Sinclair
Elevation 6,390 ft (1,948 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°06′32″N 106°52′13″W / 42.10889°N 106.87028°W / 42.10889; -106.87028Coordinates: 42°06′32″N 106°52′13″W / 42.10889°N 106.87028°W / 42.10889; -106.87028 [1]
Total area 20,848 acres (8,437 ha) [2]
 - Land 1,639 acres (663 ha)
 - Water 19,209 acres (7,774 ha)
Established 1965
Management Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Seminoe State Park is located in Wyoming
Seminoe State Park
Location in Wyoming
Website: Seminoe State Park

Seminoe State Park is a public recreation area located on the northwest side of the Seminoe Reservoir, at the base of the Seminoe Mountains, 35 miles (56 km) north of Sinclair, Carbon County, Wyoming.[3] The state park encompasses 1,639 acres (663 ha) of land and offers access to 19,000 acres (7,700 ha) of water. It is managed by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.

History[edit]

Following construction of the Seminoe Dam and Reservoir in the 1930s, the state of Wyoming created the state park in 1965 through an agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park's recreational offerings include two camping areas, swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking.[3] Local wildlife includes bobcats, mule deer, skunks, raccoons, moose, elk, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, rabbits, and bald eagles.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Seminoe State Park". Wyoming Places. Wyoming State Library. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Table 1. Facilities managed by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails" (PDF). SOAR 2021. Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. p. 12. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Seminoe State Park". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Seminoe State Park Brochure" (PDF). Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 

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