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Sinks Canyon State Park

3079 Sinks Canyon Road

Sinks Canyon State Park features a geologic phenomenon in which the Popo Agie River vanishes into a large cavern (the Sinks) but reappears in a trout- filled pool, the Rise, about half a mile down the canyon. These trout live a leisurely life, with no fishing allowed. A visitor center features wildlife and recreation exhibits, viewing sites and interpretive signs about wildlife and habitat requirements. The park contains hiking trails and offers camping, picnicking, rock climbing and fishing. Sinks Canyon is home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Visitors might see porcupines, black bears, red squirrels, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose or golden eagles.


Andrew Jeppesen

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Incredible experience just coming out of Shoshone National Forest. If you're headed into town for any reason, you need to stop here and take the time to see the river. The hike isn't bad, only about a quarter of a mile or less. And it's a fairly easy hike for anyone involved. There's also a nice ranger station with good information on the area as well.

Megan Martin

Saturday, June 23, 2018
This is a great place to go with kids after a lot of hours in the car. We spend some time looking at the sinks and then took a short walk down to the rise. our kids were impressed with the fish in the rise area.

Mardi Mohler

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Intriguing. Pretty, but not spectacular. Worth the visit if you are in the area, but you can see all there is to see in under an hour. They sell fish food so your kids (-or the kid in you-) can feed the huge trout that dwell in the Rise, 40 or 50 feet or so below the observation platform, nothing up close and personal.

Timothy Snyder

Friday, June 15, 2018
A hidden gem of Wyoming! Never knew this was here. It's beautiful and cozy. I don't even know how I would rate it if there was running water in the campgrounds, because it's already 5 stars!

Louise Parsons

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Sinks Canyon State Park is very beautiful and a must visit spot for anyone passing through Lander. The visitor center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is well worth a visit. The Sinks is amazing as the water disappears through the rocks. It reappears in the Rise where you can feed the resident trout.

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