Wind River Canyon Lodge
The lodge is located approximately 13 miles south of Thermopolis in the magnificent Wind River Canyon. This one-of-a-kind facility sits directly on the banks of the Wind in the heart of the Canyon, equidistant between the upper and lower section floats. The perfect base of operations for fishing the area, anglers can enjoy the ambiance and the comfort of the custom-built lodge, while taking in the beauty of the towering cliffs and the scenic canyon walls.
The lodge features expansive decks and outdoor seating areas, all of which overlook the river itself. There are large indoor eating and social area, and plenty of space to relax and unwind after a long day on the water. All accommodations at the new lodge will feature single occupancy, private guestrooms. The only exception to this will be for intact groups of more than six anglers when one of the rooms will then become double occupancy. This will only happen when folks know in advance that they will be sharing a room.
Food and Beverages
All meals are included in the lodging packages. Delicious homemade meals are prepared in the lodge’s kitchen, and anglers can expect huge cooked-to-order breakfasts and dinners that may be second only to the fishing. Beverages, such as iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks, and bottled water are complimentary throughout the stay. Beer and wine are complimentary during social and cocktail hours and with dinner. Anglers are more than welcome to bring their own liquor and specialty wines.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Known by many in Wyoming as the “Gateway to Yellowstone Country,” Thermopolis is a small, off-the-beaten-path town that offers all of the charm and ambiance of the old west. Home to Hot Springs State Park and the “World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs,” there is plenty for the non-angler to see and do throughout the area. Visitors can take advantage of attractions that include the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, the breathtaking Wind River Canyon, world-class waterfowl and big game hunting, Legend Rock Petroglyph site, a fascinating museum, and many other sites.
Wind River Canyon Lodge also offers the most established, most experienced whitewater and rafting operations in the entire area. Whitewater float trips are offered daily, and trip lengths vary, which means that everyone can find the trip or package that is best suited to what they are looking for. The two-hour “Upper Canyon” trip features rapids such as First Dam Rapids, Sharpnose, and Pink Canyon Falls. The “Lower Canyon” trip includes rapids such as Freight Train, Split Rock, Sacajawea, and Washakie Falls. There is also the “Full Canyon” full-day trip which combines both trips and includes an amazing riverside BBQ lunch.
Internet / Communications
There is Wi-Fi at the lodge. Most cell phones will not work at the lodge. Once you leave the canyon or drive into the town of Thermopolis, cell reception is available.