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Wind River

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Shoshone National Forest
1403 W Ramshorn
PO Box 186
Dubois, WY 82513

March to June


The State of Wyoming considers this section of river to be important on a statewide basis as a trout fishery, this designation is limited to about 6% of all the waters in Wyoming. There are numerous other stream fisheries nearby which produce good fishing (some examples are: Horse Creek, Jakey's Fork, East Fork of the Wind River). For more information, contact either of the 2 offices listed below. State wide creel limits apply and all legal methods of fishing are allowed.


Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Rainbow Trout


March to June
Camping Info
Two developed campground (Falls CG and Brooks Lake CG) are located in the upper Wind River area. Dispersed camping is allowed.


Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The Wind River rises in the majestic Wind River Range of northwest Wyoming and flows between the Absaroka Range and the Wind River Mountain Range. Of the 44 miles upstream from the Wind River Reservation, only 22 miles are open to the public. Fifteen miles are on the Shoshone, 1 mile on Bureau of Land Management land, about 6 miles on private property that have fishing access allowed. Driving northwest out of Riverton on State Highway 26-287, you will parallel the Wind River all the way to it's headwaters. USFS lands are approximately 13 miles northwest of Dubois.

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