Wyoming Nature April 22, 2016
Here Are 31 Islands In Wyoming That Are An Absolute Must Visit
Islands in such a landlocked state as Wyoming? Why, yes, Wyoming actually has around 31 named islands with most of them in Jackson Lake and Yellowstone Lake. Here are some islands worth exploring while you are out in the canoe, kayak, or even boating, however, only two lakes in Wyoming allow motor boats.
1. Jackson Lake has 11 islands.
About 1/3 of the islands in Wyoming are located in Jackson Lake. Arizona Island is located in the area of Colter Bay. Elk Island is located right in the middle of Jackson Lake. It can be reached via breakfast or dinner cruise or by canoe or kayak. The island has two campsites that require a permit.
Dollar Island sits to the east of Elk Island. Badger Island is halfway between Dollar Island and Half Moon Bay. Sheffield Island is just to the north of Badger Island. Cow Island is in the Colter Bay region. Donoho Point is in the southeast end of Jackson Lake. Grassy Island is located in the Moran Bay area. Indian Island is located in the eastern section of Jackson Lake right out from Arizona Island. Marie Island is located in the southern end of Jackson Lake. Finally, Moose Island is located in the midwestern section of Jackson Lake. Jackson Lake has a lot of islands, mostly small, dotted throughout the lake with Elk Island being the largest island in the state of Wyoming.
2. Leigh Lake contains 2 islands.
Leigh Lake harbors two little islands. Boulder Island is located in the southern tip of Leigh Lake and Mystic Isle is located in the northern section of Leigh Lake.
3. Wind River has 1 island.
Wind River has one lonely island. This island is called Bush Island.
4. Yellowstone Lake has 7 islands.
Yellowstone Lake has the second largest number of islands. Harrington Island is located in the West Thumb section of Yellowstone Lake. Dot Island is located along the passageway into West Thumb. Frank Island is located in the central part of Yellowstone Lake. Molly Islands is located in the southwestern portion of the Southeast Arm of Yellowstone Lake. Peale Island is located in the southern tip of the South Arm section of Yellowstone Lake. Pelican Roost is located in the northeastern section of the lake and Stevenson Island is located in the northwestern section of the lake.
5. Green River has 6 islands.
Green River has numerous islands as well. Ferry Island is located in Big Piney East in Sublette County. Freezeout Island and Telephone Island are located in Lombard Buttes in Sweetwater County in the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Long Island and Tarters Island are located in the Milleson Draw area of Sublette County. Willow Island is located in the Sublette County section of Green River.
6. North Platte River has 2 islands.
The North Platte River has two islands. The islands are Johnson Island which is located at Overland Crossing and Mullison Island located in Saratoga, both are in Carbon County.
7. The Snake River has 1 island.
The Snake River only has one island which is known as Oxbow Bend and is located in Moran in Teton County.
8. Bechler River has 1 island.
The island in Bechler River is a treasure. Treasure Island is located in Cave Falls in Teton County.
Which of these islands have you seen?