Sweetwater County, Wyo., Announces Five Ways to
Get All Wet this Summer Jun 05, 2014

Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Parks offer Summer Splash Time in Southwest Wyoming 

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism offers visitors five ways to enjoy sweet watery adventure in Sweetwater County this summer. Lakes, rivers, streams and parks – including the 91-mile Lake Flaming Gorge and the famed Green River – spread like oases in the high-desert geography of Southwest Wyoming, beckoning vacationers to explore their blue breadth. From fishing and boating to kayaking and tubing, summer vacationers have many opportunities to get “all wet,” Sweetwater style.  

 Smartphone users can download Sweetwater County's mobile app for on-the-go access to dining, lodging and other ways to dry off. More information is also available online at www.tourwyoming.com.

Fishing – Summer in Sweetwater County means world-renowned fishing. Known for some of the best cold-water fishing in the country, the Flaming Gorge Reservoir's world and state-record worthy fish – namely lake trout, rainbow trout and brown trout – lure any level angler to drop a line. Other catches include kokanee salmon, Burbot, small and largemouth bass, and more. The upper Green River also offers endless serene settings for fly-fishing.

Boating – Visitors can pick up the pace boating across Lake Flaming Gorge and its 91 square miles of smooth , cool – and uncongested – waters. The gorge offers 350 miles of shoreline, affording plenty of playground and boat access. Facilities around the reservoir maintain paved boat ramps in addition to boat-camping grounds. Three full-service marinas offer all types of boat rentals, mooring and fuel.

Paddling and Floating - The northern portion of the Green River runs through the town bearing its name and gives access at several points for kayaks, canoes, tubes and rafts. The Whitewater Park and Tubing Channel at Expedition Island Park is free and open to public. Located in the north river channel, 1,200 feet of river provides a gentle current and series of drops suitable for tubers and beginning level canoers and kayakers, as well as pools for wading and swimming. At the southeast tip of Expedition Island Park, the Castle Falls Feature offers high-powered whitewater for intermediate and advanced kayakers, rafters and river runners. Gates operated with compressed air make adjustments in real time for the variability of the river's flow.

Splashing – A no-fuss way to cool off and have fun, the Splash Park at Evers Park in Green River is what's known as a zero-depth water pad playground. Six motion-activated water features splash and spray all day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Splash Park is free and open to the public and just one more way to get all wet in Sweetwater County.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com)
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.

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Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com
Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com

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