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Sinks Canyon State Park, Lander

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Sinks Canyon State Park is a public recreation and nature preservation area located in the Wind River Mountains, six miles (9.7 km) southwest of Lander, Wyoming, on Wyoming Highway 131. The state park is named for a portion of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River where it flows into an underground limestone cavern, named "the Sinks," and emerges a quarter-mile down the canyon in a pool named "the Rise." The park is managed by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.
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  • The sinks was one of our best stops in the lander area. I had never heard of a river disappearing down a hole. You can walk right down and see it up close, but not too close. Then of course go to the....  more
    The sinks was one of our best stops in the lander area. I had never heard of a river disappearing down a hole. You can walk right down and see it up close, but not too close. Then of course go to the....  more »
  • A "must visit" place to see while in Lander. Be sure to visit the visitors' center to learn about the wildlife in the area, and after seeing the "sinks" be sure to feed the fish at the "rise." 
    A "must visit" place to see while in Lander. Be sure to visit the visitors' center to learn about the wildlife in the area, and after seeing the "sinks" be sure to feed the fish at the "rise."  more »
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  • This place is absolutely terrific and a unique gem to visit. The visitor’s center had a nice display of the various animals and fish in the region and it was a pleasant learning opportunity for the kids. The really exciting part was the overview of the trout. They were massive! Without exaggeration, some of the trout would be about 15-20 lbs and are bigger than many salmon. Make sure you bring some quarters to use in the fish food dispenser if you want to feed the fish. We would happily go back and enjoy this state park.
  • An amazing value and excellent place for young and old. We camped 4 nights and had plenty of fun, hiking, checking out the fish, etc. The restrooms are clean, the grounds well kept, and the ranger station was in great shape as well. Over all well worth the effort to see and experience.

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