Welcome to Pinedale
Old West Past, in Present Day Wyoming
With a rich ranching background, Pinedale is still home to one of the nation's oldest and longest cattle drives. The Green River Drift runs in June, and literally stops traffic as cowboys herd their charges down main street during their 70 mile journey north. Prior to this area's ranching past it was an integral part of the Fur Trade in the 1800s, and the Green River Rendezvous is celebrated every July in remembrance of this cultural ancestry.
Where the West is Still Wild
Wildlife outnumber the residents ten-fold and animals are commonly seen any day of the year. Wyoming's "Path of the Pronghorn" annual Pronghorn migration is one of the last remaining long-distance animal migrations in the world, and this area has constructed migration bridges to ensure the safety of these animals as they travel across roadways. There are resident moose found in town parks, and deer cautiously make their way across streets and driveways. Mountain Lions and Bobcats have been spotted sunning on rocks, and gray wolves and Elk herds can be seen loping alongside fences near wilderness areas.
Land of Lakes
While Pinedale boasts over 1,300 named lakes, the king of them all is Fremont Lake. Fremont Lake is surrounded by timbered foothills and a backdrop of spectacular snowy peaks, including Wyoming's highest, Gannett Peak. Fremont Lake is 12 miles long, half a mile wide, and well over 600 feet deep, making it the second largest natural lake in Wyoming and one of America's deepest. The lake is named for explorer and military man John C. Fremont, who surveyed the area in 1842 while mapping the Oregon Trail. Accessible by road or the fully paved bike path running through town, the lake is a recreation hotspot for boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, wake-boards, fishermen, and beach-goers looking for some relaxation in the sun.
Play in Pinedale
When mountain recreation is complete, in-town attractions like the Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale Aquatic Center, Sublette Ice Arena, Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course, and White Pine Ski Resort, are accessible and affordable for the whole family. Family-owned and operated businesses such as the Great Outdoor Shop, Lakeside Lodge Marina, Two Rivers Emporium, and A to Z Hardware provide equipment and services to outfit visitors with just about anything. Pinedale is a true western town with friendly locals and an out-west feel that has been passed down through generations. Discover, explore, stay and play...it's all the civilization you need.
Wyoming's Great American Road Trip
Collect your Great American Road sticker at the Sublette County Visitor Center as you make your way to Yellowstone National Park. Pinedale's collectible sticker is a limited edition featuring Fremont Lake and wildlife. Pick up your sticker at our Visitor Center at 19 East Pine Street (US 191) Pinedale, WY 82941.