The Wind River that gives the whole valley its name offers plenty of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking–especially in spring and early summer when the river is high. Follow US Highway 26/287 in both directions out of town and look for “Wind River Access” signs to locate places to put in. An easy jaunt is from the upstream end of the town river walk to the other, and beyond into the badlands.
Alternatively, you can have a placid boating experience almost any time (except winter) on one of the quiet mountain-ringed lakes in the area: Brooks Lake in the mountains west of Dubois, or one of the three glacial lakes in Whiskey Basin four miles west of town.
Boating supplies are available at Wind River Gear and from Marlow’s Fly Shop.