For thousands of years the Green River carved its course through the colorful rock formations of the area to form the deep canyons that now serve as a geographic marvel to all visitors. With the construction of the Flaming Gorge Dam in the early 1960’s, a recreational setting was established which has become one of the most visited sites in the continental United States. Visitors and residents alike are spellbound by the beauty of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, with its 91 mile long lake, the Green River and its deep canyons.
Visitors are drawn from all over the world to enjoy a huge variety of world class outdoor recreation including trophy fishing and hunting - all in a majestic landscape. This spectacular area serves as home to abundant wildlife, including moose, Rocky Mountain elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and wild horses.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is managed by the USDA Forest Service, Ashley National Forest, and USDI Bureau of Reclamation. Over 600 camping and picnic units (including boat-in and floating camps), five visitor centers, hundreds of miles of trails and many other visitor facilities offer you a wide range of recreational opportunities.