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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Pinedale Ranger District

Quick Facts

Boulder Lake

Average Depth: 96 Feet (29.9 Meters)
Elevation: 7,290 Feet (2272.4 Meters)
Maximum Depth: 249 Feet (77.6 Meters)
Size: 1,843 Acres
Usage: Moderate

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General Description

LOCATION: 25 miles east of Pinedale via Highway 191 and Boulder Lake Road.

ATTRACTIONS: A large parking area and a commercial resort are located at the northern end of the lake.

NATURAL SETTING: Boulder Lake is surrounded by sagebrush ridges and rocky terrain. The northern end of the lake is dotted with aspens which extend up Boulder Canyon.

Boulder Lake is a piedmont lake formed by glacial scouring and a terminal moraine dam. The lake has been enlarged by the addition of a man-made dam.

FACILITIES: There is an undeveloped launch site which may not be suitable for large motor boats. Note that a BLM campground is located at the southern end of the lake. A boat launch is located there.

TYPES OF FISH: brook trout, rainbow trout, lake trout (Mackinaw)

Directions from Pinedale: Travel south on Hwy. 191 to Hwy. 353. Follow to Boulder Lake Road and turn north to Boulder Lake. The total distance from Pinedale is 25 miles and takes approximately 45 minutes driving time.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating There is an undeveloped launch site at the Forest Service Boulder Lake Campground and a developed launch site at the BLM campground at the south end of the lake.
ICON Camping Boulder Lake Campground and BLM campground.
ICON Fishing brook, rainbow and lake trout
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Boulder Lake

Related Activities
Boulder Lake Campground - This campground, 25 miles southeast of Pinedale, is situated along Boulder Creek and borders Boulder Lake. It has 20 sites but no available drinking water.

Boulder Lake Trailhead - Boulder Lake Trailhead is located east of Pinedale, on the east end of Boulder Lake. Several trails lead into the Bridger Wilderness.

Lander Cutoff Scenic Drive -

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pinedale Ranger District, 29 East Fremont Lake Road, P.O. Box 220 , Pinedale, WY, 82941, Phone: 307-367-4326


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