Big Sandy Reservoir

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Big Sandy Reservoir


(801) 379-1000

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Big Sandy Dam and Reservoir, Eden Project, are on Big Sandy Creek about 15 miles north of Farson, Wyoming. Recreation at Big Sandy Reservoir is directly managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Information about the area can be obtained by contacting the office listed below. The site has primitive facilities and no on-site manager or law enforcement. There is no charge for boat launching, primitive camping, picnicking or other activities. Situated in an open setting north of Farson, Wyoming, at the 6,760-foot elevation, with a 2,500-acre surface area. Use is low and seasonal. Available fish species include brown trout, cutthroat trout, and catfish. Big Sandy Reservoir U.S. Geological Survey map covers the area.

Map of Big Sandy Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 42.274260, -109.434815



  • Boating

    Boating permitted.

  • Camping

    Camping available.

  • Fishing

    Fishing permitted.

  • Hiking

    Hiking permitted.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking permitted.

  • Water Sports




From Rock Springs, Wyoming, travel 36 miles on U.S. 191 to Farson, Wyoming. Continue north for another 9 1/2 miles until reaching a county road heading eastward. Proceed along this road 3 miles to the dam. The county road is not maintained and may require 4-wheel drive vehicles in periods of heavy rain or snow.From Lander, Wyoming, travel southwest on State Highway 28 for approximately 77 miles to Farson. Proceed from Farson as described above.

Phone Numbers


(801) 379-1000