Man Found Dead in Camper Near Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Investigation Underway

by Chris Haney

On Tuesday, Sweetwater County authorities in Wyoming announced an investigation into a man’s death after his body was found inside a camper near Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said they found the body over the weekend. In addition, they said the deceased man had likely been there for months. They also said an unnamed person in the Anvil Draw area came across the camper and the dead man. Authorities said a “concerned citizen discovered the body,” and that sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, sheriff‘s detectives are now investigating the unattended death of the man found alone in his camper. Investigators reported that the death does not appear suspicious at this time. Additionally, authorities are continuing to work with the coroner’s office to notify the man’s next of kin.

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on the investigation to the media. Authorities are asking anyone with information related to the case to contact Detective Sutton at (307) 922-5343.


Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Wyoming

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir is the largest reservoir in Wyoming, located off the Green River behind the Flaming Gorge Dam.

The reservoir is part of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, which is in the southwest region of Wyoming. The area is in Sweetwater County, and the landscapes are made of red canyon walls and arid green forest. The area stretches over an expansive 207,363 acres of scenic landscapes and wilderness.

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The area’s most popular destination is the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which measures 91 miles long. Visitors can also experience the Green River, separated from the reservoir by the enormous Flaming Gorge Dam. Both the reservoir and the Green River give visitors numerous water activities as options for outdoor fun.

Furthermore, visitors can enjoy multiple other outdoor activities in the area. They include hiking, boating, fishing, windsurfing, camping, backpacking, skiing, and snowmobiling. Campsites are available close to the dam and along Highway 191 for a fee. There are also plenty of free areas to camp in the vicinity as well.