Sinks Overlook to Close Temporarily this Tuesday for Construction

(Lander, Wyo.) –  The overlook at the “Sinks” in Sinks Canyon State Park will be closed on Tuesday, June 24th for construction. Visitors will not be able to access the overlook area, but will still be able to see the disappearing Popo Agie River by walking down the trail from the Visitor Center to the Sinks Cavern. The construction will only last 2-3 days.

The “Sinks” overlook is not to be confused with the “Rise” overlook, where visitors see the water reappear and feed the large trout. The overlook being re-done is located a 1?4 mile up the canyon, by the Visitor Center.

“The overlook hasn’t been redone for over 15 years. We are remodeling the Visitor Center this fall, and would like the outdoor area to be updated as well,” said Sinks Canyon State Park Superintendent Darrel Trembly “We are also updating the overlook area in order to maintain current ADA standards.”

There is additional construction being done in the Popo Agie campground. Recent projects have included a new concrete pad and landscaping near the middle restroom area, and the laying of foundations for three ‘yurts,’ which will be available on a reservation basis later in the summer. More information will be released when they are ready to be opened to the public. Sinks Canyon State Park thanks the community for their continued support.

The Sinks Cavern of the Popo Agie River.

The Sinks Cavern of the Popo Agie River.

1 Comment

  1. Jerry Gilland

    Brings back memories: As I was the Park Supt. when the Visitors Center was constructed. A lot of improvements has been made, but the Sinks stays the same. The canyon is just as beautiful as ever. What a asset to the city of Lander.

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