Fontenelle Reservoir

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Fontenelle Reservoir

Wyoming

(801) 379-1000

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Overview

Fontenelle Dam, Powerplant, and Reservoir, Seedskadee Project, are located on the Green River 24 miles southeast of La Barge, Wyoming. The reservoir has a surface area of 8,000 acres. The lake is 20 miles long when full and has a shoreline of about 56 miles. For information on reservoir levels: reservoir levels Recreation management at Fontenelle Reservoir is performed by the Bureau of Land Management under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir is situated north of Kemmerer, Wyoming, at a 6,500-foot elevation. Recreation use is low and seasonal. Fish species include rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. Fontenelle Reservoir Southeast and Southwest, Anderson Canyon, and Names Hill U.S. Geological Survey maps cover the area. Fontenelle Creek campground has developed campsites with restrooms and running water. No charge for boat launching, primitive camping, picnicking or other activities.l Three other campsites below the dam are more primitive. Stream fishing opportunities exist on the Green River above and below the reservoir.

Map of Fontenelle Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 42.077330, -110.154419

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating may be available.

  • Camping

    There is no charge for boat launching, primitive camping, picnicking or other activities. Three other primitive campsites are located below the dam.

  • Fishing

    Fish species include rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.

  • Hiking

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Historic Sites

    Construction of Fontenelle Dam commenced in June 1961 and was completed in April 1964. In September 1965, after the reservoir had filled to capacity, water passing through relief cracks in the right abutment carried away part of the downstream embankment.

  • Hunting

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged.

  • RVing

    Some campsites can accomadate RV's.

  • Water Sports

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    Please contact park services for more information.

Directions

Driving

All weather access. From Kemmerer, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 189. From Green River take I-80 West to State Road 372.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(801) 379-1000

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