Wyoming State Parks Among Best in the Country

Wyoming’s natural beauty is undisputed. From sweeping mountain vistas to charming rivers, it’s the main draw to the state and offers visitors and residents amazing opportunities to explore nature through its state parks that have now been recognized as among the best in the country. Awarded as one of the top four state park systems in the country, Wyoming’s 12 state parks were praised for their resource management, public engagement, programming, and sustainability.

Among all the wonderful state parks, Riverton, WY happens to be located close to two of the most celebrated. Both Sinks Canyon State Park and Boysen State Park (both only 40 minutes from Riverton) were featured in a travel website as among the best parks and historic sites in Wyoming. Each draws in thousands of visitors every year. 

Sinks Canyon is named for the unique geological formation where the river vanishes underground near the mouth of the canyon. The river and canyon provide opportunities for fishing, hiking, climbing, and observing a variety of bird and plant species. 

Boysen State Park is 35,000 acres of public recreation land surrounding the Boysen Reservoir. Known for its excellent fishing, Boysen is also a top ranked place to hunt, swim, boat, hike, and camp. 

Of course, all the accolades about Wyoming’s state parks don’t even count the seven national parks in the state including two of the most famous in the country – Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. It’s clear that any nature lover needs to put Wyoming on their travel bucket list, and flying into Riverton is the perfect place to start.