Official visitors guide to Flaming Gorge boat rentals which offers waverunner rentals, jet ski, wakeboard boats, at water sports tours at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The area contains 207,363 acres of land and water, almost equally divided between Utah and Wyoming. Flaming Gorge is a huge reservoir providing outstanding opportunity for power boating, sea doo rentals, fishing, skiing, PWC personal watercraft rentals, houseboating and other water sports. Five full-service marinas offer launching, storage and maintenance facilities for your vacation.
Those who enjoy fishing at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area do very well for rainbows, brown trout, kokanee salmon, and small mouth bass. Only primitive roads lay across the eastern Uinta mountain range when construction of Flaming Gorge Dam began in 1958. Construction of the dam, development of the water sport recreation area, and highway access has given great access to the lake. Rising 502 feet above bedrock, Flaming Gorge Dam fills up from the Green River to form the reservoir, which extends as far as 91 miles to the north. Flaming Gorge is the perfect place to have wakeboarding lessons, wake surf, tubing, and water ski instruction.
On a spring day in 1869, John Wesley Powell and nine men boarded small wooden boats at Green River, Wyoming to embark on a daring exploration of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Powell and his men slowly worked their way downstream, successfully completing their journey in late summer. It was on May 26, 1869 that Major Powell named the Flaming Gorge after he and his men saw the sun reflecting off of the red rocks.
Flaming Gorge lake is famous for the beautiful red rock mountains rising around it, and water toys for boats. Below the lake, the Green River is renowned for trout fishing and rafting. Flaming Gorge recreation boating area also offers many campgrounds and hiking areas. The trails wind through meadows, tree-covered slopes, and mountain peaks above timberline. The five-mile Canyon Rim Trail is accessible from the Greendale Overlook, Skull Creek Campground, or Greens Lake Campground.