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Sinks Canyon State Park is located in west central Wyoming just south of Lander, WY. The park is situated in the Wind River Mountains on the middle fork of the Popo Agie River. The site is named after distinct geologic phenomena in which the Popo Agie river disappears into a limestone cavern and reappears a quarter mile down canyon in a placid pool filled with 8 - 12 lb. rainbow trout. The site has a variety of natural habitats which creates diversity of flora and fauna. The canyon provides a variety of recreational opportunities including nature studies, photography, camping, fishing, hiking, world class rock climbing and access to miles of mountain bike trails.

Final Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan Posted


October 13, 2020


Wyoming State Parks has published the Sinks Canyon Master Plan. The plan is available online on the Sinks Canyon State Park website. 

“This master plan is crucial to the future of Sinks Canyon State Park,” State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby said. “Due to this comprehensive planning process, we can not only budget accordingly, but provide for the future of the park based on internal and external feedback.”

The Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan is a 20-year plan for the park, directing future improvements and guiding continued management of the park as a major recreational asset for  Wyoming. The master planning process began in the spring of 2019 and has been a collaborative effort involving local recreation groups, elected officials, community representatives, and the public. The process was structured in four phases over the past year, which involved collecting information, feedback, and ideas about ways to both enhance the visitor experience at the park and preserve its resources for future generations to enjoy. 

“Sinks Canyon State Park is excited to continue collaborating with our community, agency partners, and user groups to find ways to plan, develop, and implement some of the great ideas that came out of this Master Plan process,” says Jamie Simonson, park superintendent.

For more information and to stay up to date with events and amenities at Sinks Canyon State Park, please visit our website or call park superintendent Jamie Simonson at 307-332-6333.

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Camping in Wyoming State Parks now open to ALL visitors. Social distancing guidelines in place. 


Please Note: Water is shut off from September to Memorial day in our Popo Agie Campground.



  • The site is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round.
  • Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 through September 15.



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 Sinks Canyon State Park
 3079 Sinks Canyon Rd
 Lander, WY 82520

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