Sweetwater County, Wyo. Announces Signature Winter
Events Dec 16, 2014

 Southwest Wyoming winter events include ice fishing, ice carving and more

Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism invites visitors to come to southwest Wyoming this January and February to put winter blues “on ice” with a trio of events that take advantage of the cold temperatures and the area’s signature body of water, Lake Flaming Gorge.

  • Jan. 23-25 – Burbot Bash
    The Burbot Bash is hosted by the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce and is a Burbot-only (also known as ling cod or ling) fishing tournament. The event was started in 2011 to help remove the invasive, aggressive species from the reservoir. For this year’s event teams of two to four anglers can compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Feb. 6-8 – Burbot Classic
    In this fishing competition, hosted by Buckboard Marina, anglers win prizes in six categories for tagged Burbot, biggest Burbot, smallest Burbot, and more. New this year there will also be an auger contest. Up to 40 people will win prizes!
  • Feb. 13-14 – Crystal Classic
    Snowflakes fly and bitter temperatures blanket Wyoming, but in the midst of it all pristine sculpted ice creates a dream-like atmosphere in the City of Green River at the 2015 Crystal Classic Winter Festival. The weekend of winter fun is at Green River Expedition Island and includes lights, music, decorations, fireworks, food, professional ice sculpting and fun winter-themed competitions for all ages.  

Learn more about booking a trip to Sweetwater County, Wyo., at www.tourwyoming.com.

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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