Places to Visit: Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Take a side trip to Flaming Gorge Reservoir and enjoy world class lake trout fishing, powerboating and waterskiing, rafting, petroglyphs, camping and hiking, all less than 200 miles from Park City.

  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir is located approximately 190 miles east of Park City. 
  • Located within Flaming Gorge Recreation Area , the reservoir spans southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah. 
  • Catch large lake trout, rainbow and brown trout, and kokanee salmon. 
  • Enjoy powerboating, waterskiing, swimming and other water-based activities. 
  • Camp, hike or tour the dam. 


Flaming Gorge Reservoir is located within Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, spanning southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah. The 91-mile long reservoir is formed by the damming of the Green River and offers a wide variety of water-based activities including top notch lake trout fishing, powerboating, waterskiing, swimming, rafting, and camping, hiking and sight-seeing near over 375 miles of reservoir shoreline.


Enjoy Flaming Gorge Reservoir activities year-round.


Entrance fees are as follows:

  • $5 per day
  • $15 for 7 days
  • $35 for annual pass


Flaming Gorge Reservoir is overseen by Ashley National Forest.

For information, mail or call:
Ashley National Forest
355 North Vernal Avenue
Vernal, UT 84078
PH: (435) 789 - 1181


Water-based Fun
Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a boating and swimming haven, featuring five full-service marinas providing gas, rentals and other equipment to compliment your lake experience. Water ski, jet ski, paddle, powerboat, raft or swim in the cool water during summer.

A world-class fishery, anglers regularly reel in lake trout over the 20 pound mark. Rainbow and brown trout are also abundant here as well as kokanee salmon and small mouth bass. Put in at one of several boat ramps or a marina. Check with Wyoming and Utah Game and Fish Departments for licensing information.

Stay at one of 43 campgrounds surrounding Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Most campgrounds are open from May through September with average nightly fees around $15. Enjoy several amenities and gorgeous views.

Take a guided tour of Flaming Gorge Dam, drive the Green River Basin or Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byways, view Native American petroglyhs, or trek down one of many hiking trails that offer great views of the rugged and colorful beauty of the reservoir and canyon.

Getting Here

To reach the Dutch John area of Flaming Gorge Reservoir from Park City, take I-80 E towards Cheyenne before turning right onto WY-414 S for 44 miles. Continue on UT-43 E for 8 miles and then turn onto UT-44 and travel 28 miles. Turn left onto US-191 north and travel 6 miles to the dam. Continue 2 miles further for Dutch John.