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Sinks Canyon State Park

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd, Lander, Wyoming 82520 USA

Free to Visit
Open Now
Wed 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“Experience a geologic phenomenon!”

Sinks Canyon State Park, six miles southwest of Lander on Highway 131, features a geologic phenomenon in which the Popo Agie River vanishes into a large cavern (the Sinks) but reappears in a trout-filled pool, The Rise, about half a mile down the canyon. A visitor center features wildlife and recreation exhibits, viewing sites and interpretive signs about wildlife and habitat requirements. The park contains hiking trails and offers camping, picnicking, rock climbing and fishing. Sinks Canyon is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Visitors might see porcupines, black bears, red squirrels, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose or golden eagles.

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Chini Tiongco

  • 211 Reviews
  • 103 Helpful
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

Such a beautiful place! If you're up for an adventure, this place is perfect because there are big rocks, rushing water, and plant and wildlife abound. I highly recommend that you do camping and hiking here for more adventure.

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  • 15 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great place for an overnight stop. Very peaceful with plenty of white water noise to rock you to sleep.

1 person found this review helpful

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Kim Fowler

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 06, 2021

We enjoyed an awesome night at Sinks Canyon. Our campsite was spacious and scenic with the sound of rushing water. A number of trails were established nearby. The trails are awe-inspiring with rushing water and abundant plant and wildlife. There are no hook-ups but there is a dump and water station in Lander. Great preview of our trip to Teton and Yellowstone.

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  • 24 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
July 06, 2018
Rated 5.0

Beautiful area just outside of Lander. Many types of hiking trails for all ability levels.

Take the short walk from the sinks to the rise to feed the fish. There’s fish food for them for .25 - please don’t bring bread.

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  • 10 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
May 25, 2018
Rated 4.0

State park was really good, with differing terrain throughout. Campground was mediocre, costs $11 for a tent site, vault toilets, and rubbish disposal. There were no maps or signs to find a suitable trail, so just have to 'guess' where to go. Didnt see any staff. Wasnt great but wasnt bad either

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Sinks Canyon State Park

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd
Lander, Wyoming
82520 USA


Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Cabin Sites
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
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  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
  • Water Hookup
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