Overview

Several lakes near Sheridan, Wyoming allow motorized boating. Our local lakes, particularly in the Bighorn National Forest, provide trout fishing, picnicking, and camping opportunities. These Bighorn Mountain lakes are often located just off of the highways, allowing easy access. See the listings below for details on motorized 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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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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