Lake DeSmet is an area rich in classic western and Native American history. Prior to enlargement, Lake DeSmet was the largest natural body of water in northern Wyoming. Today the Lake’s capacity has been enlarged as a reservoir, however the shores of the lake remain virtually undeveloped. Something of this mystical past seems to cling to this amazing place even today.
Lake DeSmet’s recreational waters provide excellent opportunities and close proximity to year round activities.
Spring/Summer: Fishing, Boating, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Golf, Hiking, Biking, and Mountain recreation (the Big Horn Mountains can be easily accessed from Buffalo or Sheridan).
Fall/Winter: Hunting, Skiing at Antelope Butte or Big Horn Mountain ski resorts, Snowmobiling the 200+ miles of groomed trails in the Big Horns, Snowshoeing, Cross country skiing, and ice fishing to name a few.
*To the north (about 80 miles) the Big Horn River is known as the best brown trout fishery in the lower 48 states.
*To the south (about 120 miles) the North Platte River another nationally recognized trout fishery, famous for the “miracle mile.”
*West of the property explorers can find the Cloud Peak Wildnerness Area in the higher elevations of the Big Horn Mountains. Called the “Yosemite of Rockies” with it’s granitdomes and unique geologic features, the wilderness area offers days of hiking trails, jagged peaks, mountain lakes, and solitude.
East of the property (about 140 miles) Devils Tower National Monument, with it’s summit at 5,112 ft, is the oldest National Monument in the United States. First declared on Sept 24, 1906 By President Theodore Roosevelt.
Below you will see a map of additional State National Parks and Landmarks in the State of Wyoming.