Located in the northeast corner of Utah and the southwestern portion of Wyoming. It runs south of I-80, between Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming and extends into the Uintah Mountains towards Vernal, Utah.
The Flaming Gorge Dam, a component of the Colorado River Storage Project, was completed in 1963 and dedicated in 1964. When filled, the reservoir is 91 miles long and has 375 miles of shoreline; impounding nearly 4 million acre feet of water. the reservoir provides both winter and summer activities.
In 1968, President Lyndon B Johnson approved legislation creating the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, adding approximately 120,000 acres to the Ashley National Forest. There are three marinas, several campgrounds on both sides of the reservoir, with boating, fishing, rafting, bird and other animal watching, plus the historic sites that provide a view into the past.
For a more detailed description of these sites, please see the Summer Recreation and Winter Recreation tabs.