Since Shoshoni's establishment in 1905, it has played its hand in the oil, uranium, and nuclear power industries. Though those are events of the past, the residents of Shoshoni enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere and play host to several annual festivals. The town is named for the Shoshone tribe of Native Americans, most of whom live on the nearby Wind River Indian Reservation.
Visit us to enjoy the Wild West Winter Carnival, tractor show, and the Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament. We are very proud of our community resources on the right side of this page, particularly the Shoshoni Recreation District. They provide so many recreational activities for our students and patrons.
We're also great outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more about our great town...
Boysen State Park
Described as "an oasis in a desert," Boysen State Park is located at the edge of Wind River Canyon. It's a great place for fishing, boating, and other water-based activities. Visit for the day or camp overnight at one of the numerous campsites in the park, or go off the beaten path. Enjoy the beauty.
Wind River Country
You'll witness some of the most impressive mountains in the nation when you come to our town. The Wind River and Absaroka Mountains are amazing! Gannet Peak, at 13,804 feet, is the highest mountain peak in Wyoming. Come for day hikes, lake trails, and advanced hikes for the more adventurous.
Wind River Canyon
Enjoy kayaking and whitewater rafting, fly fishing, boating, and canoeing—all in our nearby canyons. The guide service that operates through this area takes you through parts of the Wind River Indian Reservation. They've been doing it for 20 years, and they know how to have fun!