STATE - PARK GUIDE
Seminoe Mountains surrounding Seminoe State Park were once the site for gold
prospectors during the late 1800's. The name Seminoe is commonly assumed to come
from the Seminole tribe, but it's an Americanized spelling of the French
name, Cimineau. Basil Cimineau Lajeunesse was a French trapper in the area in
State Park, located on the northwest side of the reservoir, was established in
1965 through and agreement between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the
Wyoming Recreation Commission (predecessor to Wyoming State Parks and Historic
Dam was completed April 1, 1939. The dam is a concrete arch construction and
contains 210,00 cubic yards of concrete. It is 295 feet high, 530feet long, 15
feet wide at the top and 85 feet wide at its base. The crest elevation is 6,361
feet. The reservoir has 180 miles of shoreline and a reservoir capacity of
1,017,279 acre feet of water.
wildlife is at its finest in and near Seminoe State Park. Patient visitors will
be rewarded with a variety of species: antelope, big horn sheep, bobcat,
cottontail rabbit, coyote, elk, fox, jack rabbit, moose, mountain lion, mule
deer, raccoon and skunk. Bird watchers may catch a glimpse of the American or
Bald Eagle plus a variety of waterfowl. Don't forget to bring your binoculars.
Reservoir offers great fishing, particularly in June and July, for both trout
and walleye. Both species inhabit the entire reservoir, though there are areas
of greater concentration for each. State record walleye have been taken from
Seminoe in years past.
licenses are required and may be purchased from: The Seminoe Boat Club, Bi-Rite
Sporting Goods, Three Forks Muddy Gap Service and Miracle Mile Ranch.
annual camping permit is available for both residents and non-residents. Daily
camping permits are also available. Without the annual camping permit, visitors
must pay daily camping fees.
annual daily use permit is available is available for residents and
non-residents and is valid for the holder and occupants of the holder's vehicle.
Without the annual daily use permit, visitors must pay daily use fees.
visitors must abide by posted speed limits
vehicles must be operated on designated roads or trails. A valid drivers
license or learners permit is required
is permitted for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. Valid permits are
cannot be left unattended for a period of 24 hours
Dumpsters are for park refuse only-litter and trash must be disposed of in
containers are prohibited
hours shall be maintained in all camping areas between 10:00pm and 6:00am
designated as "day use only" must be vacated by 10:00am
pets must kept on a leash
detectors are not allowed
lifeguards on duty-swim at your own risk
are permitted in fireplaces or grills as provided and must be extinguished
and boating are permitted subject to regulations prescribed by the Wyoming
Game and Fish Commission
is not permitted within 20 yards of any boat ramp/dock or designated beach
is allowed only during official seasons and subject to the Wyoming Game and
Creek / Hayden Ranger District *
park is administered by the Division of State Parks and Historic Sites, Wyoming
Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources http://wyospcr.wy.us/
Guide - Wyoming Travel Information
The Carbon County Visitors
Counsel is located in Riverside, Wyoming off HWY 70. Click on the picture for
more information on things to do in Carbon County.