A short day hike from the Green River Lakes Campground.


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Just 6 miles total, this easy day hike circumnavigates one of the Wind's many spectacular glacial lakes.

In addition to an abundance of backcountry hikes in the area, canoeing, kayaking, and even paddleboarding are also popular on Lower Green River Lake.

"A primitive carry-down boat launch is located at the lakeshore," according to [Recreation.gov](https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233874).

According to Recreation.gov, "anglers fish for brook, cutthroat, rainbow, and mackinaw trout," while horseback riding is another activity enjoyed by many guests.

"A trailhead parking area, horse corral and water trough are just outside of the campground," they continue.

Additionally, the Clear Creek, Highline, and Porcupine Trails all spur off this loop at the southern end of the lake if you intend on planning a longer day hike, trail run, or overnight trip further into the Winds.

While there is a large unpaved trailhead, this hike is frequently chosen by those visiting the Green River Lakes Campground.

According to recreation.gov, the campground is open from June 1st to September 7th, with peak dates after July 1st.

Vault toilets and drinking water are available, but there is no electricity or hookups for RVs.

A campground host is always present on-site, and the closest town is Pinedale, about 50 miles away—so be sure to top off your gas tank before heading out to this hike.

Source: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233874