Boating at Flaming Gorge
Flaming Gorge is one of the most popular boating destinations in Utah. The reservoir is approximately 91 miles long, with more than 300 miles of shoreline. Its maximum depth is 436 feet and so it can accommodate all sizes of pleasure and fishing boats.
Flaming Gorge dam is located in Utah and the reservoir backs up through colorful canyons. Hillsides and ridges above the reservoir are forested.
The reservoir extends into Wyoming for many miles. On the Wyoming side, the terrain opens up into high desert, with sage-covered ridges and flats coming down to the water.
The water in Flaming Gorge is cool, even during the hottest summers. It is very refreshing on a hot summer evening.
The water sport season begins in June, when the water warms enough to make it pleasant to tube, ski and wakeboard. The season ends in mid or late September, as fall puts a chill into the air and the water starts to cool rapidly.
Several developed marinas at the reservoir offer paved boat ramps, docks, campgrounds, lodges and resorts. Marinas and boat ramps on the Utah side include:
- Cedar Springs Marina (by the dam)
- Mustang Ridge Boat Ramp (also near the dam)
- Sheep Creek Boat Ramp
- Lucerne Valley Marina
- Antelope Flat Boat Ramp
On the Wyoming side you will find these facilities:
- Buckboard Marina
- Firehole Boat Ramp
You can also launch small boats from dirt access roads in some other spots.
Various kinds of boats, watercraft and toys can be rented at the lake including:
- Fishing Boats
- Ski Boats
- Patio Boats
- Personal watercraft
Houseboats can also be rented at Lucerne Valley Marina.
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