Overview

Lake fishing near Sheridan, Wyoming includes several lakes in the Bighorn Mountains and local reservoirs. Our lakes and reservoirs offer mostly trout fishing. Lakes in the Bighorn National Forest may require 4WD, ATV, or hiking to access. See the listings below for details on lake fishing near Sheridan, Wyoming.

  • Circle Park Trailhead
  • Circle Park Trailhead
  • Circle Park Trailhead

Circle Park Trailhead

Provides access to: Sherd Lake Loop Trail – #046 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness and leads to South Fork Ponds. There are trail junctions that make side trips to nearby lakes, and a you can make a loop by using South Fork Ponds Trail #095. Trailhead is suitable for horse

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Coney Creek Trailhead

Coney Creek Trailhead

Privides acces to: Coney Creek Trail – #021 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness and travels to Coney Lake. This trailhead also accesses Rock Chuck Pass Trail #418 (non-motorized trail) that accesses Rock Chuck Pass to the West and Twin Lakes to the east. Directions: From Sheridan, WY, take WY 332

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Edelman Trailhead

Edelman Trailhead

Provides access to: Edelman Trail – #025 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness in about a half a mile. Suitable for horse trailers. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take Highway 14 east to Forest Service Road 17. Go south approx. 25 miles.

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Healy Reservoir

Healy Reservoir

Fishing opportunities are plentiful in northeastern Wyoming. Healy Reservoir is one of the most popular spots, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Healy Reservoir is a great spot to take kids ice fishing due to the typically steady numbers of fish.

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  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area

Kleenburn Recreation Area

Sheridan County owns and operates the Kleenburn Recreation Area that is located just east of the Acme exit of Interstate 90 north of Sheridan. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Tensleep Fish Hatchery keeps the Kleenburn Pond well stocked with catchable size Rainbow Trout.  The Game and Fish stock the

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Lake DeSmet

Lake DeSmet

Lake Desmet occupies a natural un-drained basin on the divide between Piney Creek, and one of its tributaries, Boxelder Creek. It is one of several basins in the Buffalo area that were formed by coal seam fires. After the coal deposits burned, the clinker and other sediments collapsed into the

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Lake Point Picnic Site

Lake Point Picnic Site

Secluded little picnic area overlooking Meadowlark Lake. Directions: From Ten Sleep,WY, take Hwy 16 east around 14 miles, Turn right on to FSR 437 for 1.5 miles.

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Lake View Campground

Lake View Campground

On the northern shore of Meadowlark Lake. Popular trout fishing area. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 20.3 miles and turn right at campground sign. Fees $15 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. 12 reservable sites.

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Lion’s Club Fishing Derby

Lion’s Club Fishing Derby

7 Miles North of Buffalo on I-90 2019 For the past 30 plus years, the Lion’s Club Fishing Derby has been offering a chance for people to come out and enjoy Lake DeSmet during Memorial Day Weekend, and possibly win a prize. Fishermen and women of all ages compete to

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Lower Paintrock Lake Campground

Lower Paintrock Lake Campground

Located around Lower Paint Rock Lake. Trailhead access to the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 25.1 miles south on FSR 17.

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Medicine Lodge Lake Campground

Medicine Lodge Lake Campground

Located on the shores of Upper Medicine Lodge Lake. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 24.5 miles south on FSR 17. Fees $14 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites

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North Cove Boating Site

North Cove Boating Site

On the northern shore of Meadowlark Lake. Popular trout fishing area. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 21 miles and turn right at sign.

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Paintrock Lake Trailhead

Paintrock Lake Trailhead

Provides access to: North High Park Trail – #059 which accesse Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 25.1 miles south on FSR 17. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees $14 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles

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Sam Mavrakis Pond

Sam Mavrakis Pond

Located just off 8th street, Sam Mavrakis pond is a great place to spend the afternoon.  The waters are stalked with fish throughout the year and it features easy access to Sheridan’s pathway.  

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Sawmill Lakes Trailhead

Sawmill Lakes Trailhead

No facilities, limited parking. Directions: From Big Horn,WY, take WY 335 south 9.9 miles to where it becomes FSR 26. Continue 12 miles. Trailhead is not well marked.

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Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Fishing allowed year-round, ice usually clears around early June. This fishery is comprised mainly of Brook trout, which are maintained by natural reproduction. Directions: From Shell, WY, east on Hwy 14 to FSR 17 to FSR 271, 4WD highly recommended.

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Sibley Lake

Sibley Lake

A fully developed campground, with electrical hookups, situated along Sibley Lake off of the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west 21 miles.Turn left at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or on-line. Fees $16

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Tongue River Reservoir

Tongue River Reservoir

Enjoy this 12-mile long reservoir situated among scenic red shale, juniper canyons, and the open prairies of southeastern Montana. The park is loved by Montana and Wyoming anglers, campers, and boaters. Excellent fishing as two “state record” fish have been pulled from its waters. Large bodies of water such as

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Twin Lakes Picnic Site

Twin Lakes Picnic Site

Near Twin Lakes and the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. Directions: From Big Horn,WY, take WY 335 south 9.9 miles to where it becomes FSR 26. Continue 13 miles to picnic ground sign. Turn left.

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Upper Paintrock Fishing Site

Upper Paintrock Fishing Site

On the shore of Upper Paint Rock Lake. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 20 miles south on FSR 17.

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