Overview

There are lakes and reservoirs near Sheridan, Wyoming for both motorized and non-motorized boating. Lakes in the Big Horn Mountains and local reservoirs generally provide trout fishing, picnicking, and camping opportunities. Several lakes in the Bighorn National Forest are located just off the highways, allowing easy access. The listings below provide details on boating sites in Sheridan County and the surrounding area.

Big Horn Canyon

Big Horn Canyon

Often called the “Grandest Canyon in the Northern Rockies”  the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area boasts cliffs that tower 1,000 feet  all encompassing clear blue waters. One can find wild horses and a multitude of fish waiting to be caught. The canyon straddles the border of Montana and Wyoming and

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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 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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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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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 Marina

Tongue River Marina

Welcome to the Tongue River Marina. Enjoy your time here at the park, whether it’s shopping for those must have items  (You know the ones you forgot at home) or simply picking up those last minute extras, we have something for everyone. Boating and other water sports are popular here

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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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Veterans Cove Fishing Site

Veterans Cove Fishing Site

Along the east side of Meadowlark Lake. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 20.5 miles and turn right onto FSR 426.

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  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead

West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead

On the shores of West Tensleep Lake with a trailhead for trails into the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 17.5 miles to FSR 27. Turn left at sign onto FSR 27, cross a bridge and go 1.1 miles to a “Y” intersection. Bear

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