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Copyright 2013 East Yellowstone Chapter Trout Unlimited. All rights reserved.                                  P.O. Box 3008, Cody, WY  82414
Newton Lakes, Trophy Fishing in Cody, Wyoming
East Newton Lake Trophy Fishery Cody, Wyoming
NEWTON LAKES RECREATIONAL AREA, located on rangeland at the
foot of the mountains three miles north of Cody on Highway 120,
consists of two lakes on 300 acres of public lands.  West Lake
(natural) is managed as a family fishery for Cutthroat Trout.  East
Lake (artificial) is a trophy fishery for Eagle Lake Rainbows and
Brown Trout, with a daily limit of 1 fish over 22", artificial flies or lures

THE PAST. Newton Lakes were used as brood stock ponds by the
Wyoming Game & Fish Department.  In early 1980, that program
was discontinued and the Lakes opened to public fishing, quickly
earning a reputation as a trophy fishery.  When drought and geologic
changes threatened the survival of the lakes, a group of private and
public groups came to the rescue: Absaroka Flycasters, Trout
Unlimited, Trail Creek Ranch, Shoshone Heart mountain
Conservation district, Wyoming Game and Fish department, and the
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. By an agreement in 1986, the Game
and Fish Department took over management of fisheries and a
steering committee of volunteers, including representatives from
Absaroka Flycasters, Trout Unlimited, the City of Cody, and Park
County, took responsibility for the recreational area.  Game and fish
installed a pump and private gifts were secured for a pipeline from
the Heart Mountain Canal to East Newton Lake.
is a publicly supported, nongovernmental
organization directed by a board of private
citizens.  It administers individual funds
contributed for bequeathed by individuals,
families, corporations, nonprofit
organizations and other sources.
HOW YOU CAN HELP. Contributions in any
amount are most welcome.  Contributions
should be made payable to: Wyoming
Centennial Community Foundation, P.O.Box
4008, Laramie, WY 82071, for the Newton
Lakes Fund.
Securities may be delivered to us or to your
broker with a request to contact us for
instructions as to sale or retention. Our tax
ID number is 83-0287513. Gifts are tax
deductible to the extent allowed by law.
THE PRESENT. Volunteers from Absaroka Flycasters and Trout
Unlimited maintain the pumping system and fences, clean
restrooms, pick up trash, and help defray water conveyance costs
and pumping costs.  

THE FUTURE.  To ensure the permanence of the Newton Lakes for
family and trophy fishing, both private and public agencies have
decided to establish a maintenance endowment which, in time, will
cover all upkeep expenses.
THE ENDOWMENT FUND.  Earnings from the Newton Lakes
Endowment Fund are designated primarily for the Newton Lakes
Recreation Area and, secondarily, for other sport fisheries within
Park County, Wyoming.  The Fund's advisory committee, helping
determine exactly how earnings are to be spent, consists of the
presidents of Absaroka Flycasters and the area chapter of Trout
Unlimited, and a third member from the volunteer steering