Local Area Attractions Near Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
The Flaming Gorge reservoir provides varied recreational activities such as powerboating, waterskiing, camping, parasailing, rafting, swimming and fishing from boats or shore. The lake is famous for its trophy trout fishing (up to 40 pounds/18kg), and for the beautiful red rock mountains rising around it. Below the lake, the Green River is renowned for trout fishing and rafting. Neither a permit nor a commercial guide are required for rafting, and rented rafts are available nearby. The recreation area also offers many campgrounds and hiking areas. The trails wind through meadows, tree-covered slopes, and mountain peaks above timberline.
Historic Green River
Green River was a vital crossroads in the development of the western frontier. The city is rich in western history and served as a stopover for both the Overland Stage Line and the Pony Express. In addition, several major emigrant trails passed nearby, including the Oregon, California, Mormon and Cherokee trails. With the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1868, Green River was firmly established as a major western destination and railroad buffs still enjoy a visit to the working railroad today. Near downtown is Expedition Island National Historic Site - where John Wesley Powell began his famous explorations for the Green River.
Today, Green River offers a fun and relaxing environment for fishing, floating or swimming!
Killpecker Dune Field
Killpecker Dune Field features an off-road vehicle area for off-road enthusiasts. A series of dirt and gravel roads loop through the area north and east of Rock Springs. This is a land of ancient volcanos and modern herds of wild horses and desert elk. Petroglyphs carved in the rocks of White Mountain tell of the passage of groups of prehistoric Native Americans while historic coal mines and stage stations reflect the passage of recent folk.
Wyoming's Big Show - The Sweetwater Fair (first week in Aug)
Experience fun, food and Wyoming's best at Wyoming's Big Show, a community celebration and gathering place featuring an extensive variety of exciting family orientated events. Visitors will be treated to carnival rides, educational exhibits, intricate handicrafts from talented local artisans, a diverse selection of delicious food and nightly concerts. Wyoming's Big Show features contests for the whole family ,various daily attractions, livestock shows and more. There's something for everyone.
Local Area Recreation Near Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey
World-class trout fishing at nearby Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Sweetwater County Events Complex offers one of the finest motocross speedways in the nation.
Shell fossils are found in great abundance on trail above campground.
Wild Horse Viewing
Red Desert is home to numerous bands of wild horses.