After 3-Year Closure, Fremont Campground Opens Today

(Pinedale, Wyo.) - Today, the Bridger-Teton National Forest has reopened the Fremont Campground on the Pinedale Ranger District. The campground has been closed for construction since 2013. The Fremont Lake Campground is located on the east shore of pristine Fremont Lake at an elevation of 7,400 feet, just 7 miles northeast of Pinedale. Water sports and fishing are popular activities on the scenic lake which is the deepest natural lake in the state of Wyoming. Fremont Lake sits at the foot of the Wind River Range, on a forested hillside above the lake. The lake provides many recreational activities. Anglers enjoy fishing for lake, rainbow and brown trout, as well as kokanee salmon. Visitors also enjoy boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. The lake also serves as the water supply for the town of Pinedale. Fremont Lake campground offers 50 family camp sites, some with spectacular views of Fremont lake, and one group site. "The campground improvements were necessary to address public health and safety issues, improve accessibility and provide quality facilities at Fremont Lake," said Pinedale District Ranger Rob Hoelscher. Facility improvements include new restrooms, new tables, fire rings, reconstructed parking spurs, overflow parking, a new group site, and two-way access to the boat ramp. "We recognize the campground closure has been inconvenient for the public and are extremely pleased to see this campground completed and open” said Hoelscher. The Upper Fremont boat ramp and dock within the campground are currently being reconstructed in partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish Department. This boat launch facility will be open when construction activities have been completed. The Lower Fremont boat ramp, located on the southwest shore of Fremont Lake, will remain open to boaters throughout the summer and fall. From U.S. 191/Pine Street in Pinedale, Wyoming, visitors would turn northeast onto Fremont Lake Road and drive about 4 miles to a "T" junction and turn left. Traveling approximately 0.2 miles, visitors should turn right at the "Y" junction and drive 3.5 miles to the campground. For more information about the Pinedale Ranger District call 307-367-4326 or visit the Forest website at Campground reservations for Fremont Lake are made through to . *Feature Photo: h/t US Forest Service / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news