You don’t typically think of beaches when you think of Wyoming because it is such a landlocked state. However, there are lakes and reservoirs with some beautiful beach areas. Here are some ‘beaches’ in Wyoming you need to check out this summer.
1. Colter Bay
At Colter Bay, you will find a beautiful beach area. To get there, go past the village and turn right into the beach/picnic area. This area of the lake is great for inflatable rafts. The water here is beautiful and has a smooth rock/gravel bottom. Pictured is a beautiful beach sunset.
2. Glendo State Park
Glendo State Park has some beachy areas along the Glendo Reservoir. There are about 2 miles of sandy beach and in some areas you can camp with a tent right on the water. There are lots of trees here too providing some good shady spots.
3. Fremont Lake
Sandy Beach Picnic Area is located along the southeastern shores of Fremont Lake. Fremont Lake is 3 miles northeast of Pinedale. The lake sits at the foot of Wind River Range and is the 2nd largest natural lake in the state. This beach area has a thin stand of aspens so shade is very limited.
4. Alcova Reservoir
There are several sections along Alcova Reservoir that have beach areas. One of the areas is Westside Campground which is located on the west side of the reservoir along Lakeshore Drive. There's another beach area at Little Sandy & RV Area which is located at the center of the Alcova Reservoir Recreation area. There is a sandy bay where children can swim. Beach volleyball is also popular at this location. Big Sandy Beach off of Lake Shore Drive also offers swimming and beach volleyball. Alcova Reservoir has several beach areas to enjoy.
5. Boysen State Park
Boysen State Park is surrounded by the Wind River Indian Reservation. It's an easily accessible swimming area/beach that is on the eastern shore of Boysen Reservoir.
6. Guernsey State Park
Guernsey State Park is in east central Wyoming located near the town of Guernsey. Sandy Beach Campground has a sandy beach area located along the Guernsey Reservoir.
7. Willow Lake
Willow Lake is right down the road from Soda Lake. It's just north of Pinedale and Soda Lake. Willow Lake has naturally sandy beaches and is a great sandy area to spend a summer day.