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    Boating - Motorized and Not

    Flaming Gorge Reservoir Marinas provide seasonal services (March-September) which include fuel, general supplies, limited rentals, minor repairs, mooring and storage, and general supplies. In addition, kayak and raft rentals are available.

    For more, detailed information, please contact:

    Buckboard Marina - 307-875-6927

    Lucerne Marina - 435-784-3483

    Cedar Springs Marina - 435-889-3795

    *Please remember that boating regulations are managed by local, state, and federal laws.

    Hiking and Biking

    The Flaming Gorge NRA offers numerous trails of all levels and various scenes. In addition, the weather conditions vary from sunny and bright, to snow and wind. It's always best to plan for the spectrum.

    While many of the trails are day hikes, the more strenuous ones could include some overnight camping, Most of the trails are on the Utah side of the NRA. Consult the ranger districts, visitors' centers, or local resorts for maps or brochures with detailed information.


    Fly fishing or jigging? The Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the Green River are premier fishing destinations. Below the Flaming Gorge Dam, 7 miles of river support an estimated population of 15,000 fish/mile. Kokanee salmon, lake trout, small-mouth bass, and other cold water fish abound.

    There are multiple outfitters and guides who ply the reservoir and Green River. Local businesses can direct you or you can look directly online.

    *Please remember, fishing regulations are managed by state authority . Check the Utah or Wyoming State websites about the required licenses.


    There are 25 campgrounds on the NRA, several with group sites, and some that are boat-in only. Additionally, there are 18 single-site campgrounds and 4 group sites throughout the Ashley National Forest

    Along with traditional camping sites, we have historic guard stations that have been designated as recreation rentals and yurts: the Limber Flag and the Grizzly Ridge, which are available both summer and winter months are quite popular.

    Reservations are required and can be made up to 120 days in advance for the high season between May and September by going online at or by calling 877-444-6777.


    For those who prefer more of the creature comforts, there are three resorts on the NRA, as well as hotels and motels in the towns and cities adjacent to the Ashley National Forest.


    A variety of lakes, creeks are available for dipping, soaking and swimming on the Ashley National Forest. Swimming opportunities are typically found in natural settings which have no lifeguard supervision or roped-off pools. Cold, free-flowing currents of rivers and streams command respect and judgment when deciding where and when to swim. Swimmers in lakes and reservoirs need to keep a watchful eye out for boaters.

    There are three designated swim areas on the reservoir. One the west side is Swim Beach and on the east side Sunny Cove and Firehole.