Wyoming Camping, Nature May 03, 2021
The Remote Brooks Lake Campground Is A Quiet Spot For A Summer Outing In Wyoming
If you’re on the hunt for a peaceful and remote campground, there’s no better spot for you than Brooks Lake in Dubois, Wyoming. Right in the heart of the Wind River Range, this campground is a tiny hidden gem that’s been a local favorite for decades.
The quiet and secluded Brooks Lake Campground is tucked away in Shoshone National Forest, and the journey to get here is a peaceful one.
You'll follow Brooks Lake Road off of route 26 and drive past Sublette Peak. Head towards the Pinnacle Buttes, and you'll arrive at your scenic destination.
There are only 13 campsites here, and they have no electric hookups or water. It truly is a primitive site.
Plan to bring enough water for your stay, or filter water with a purification system to use for cooking, bathing, and drinking.
The highlight of any stay at Brooks Lake is the sheer peacefulness of the namesake lake.
With its crystal clear waters, it truly is a natural wonder.
If you're here to catch fish, you're in luck! Paddle out and you'll have a seemingly endless supply of trout nipping at your line.
From the campground, you'll have access to the breathtaking and isolated Washakie Wilderness. There are also plenty of pathways to take you towards the many alpine lakes in the area, and the Continental Divide Trail passes by the campground.
Much like the world-famous Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park, Wyoming's Brooks Lake is a favorite destination of grizzly bears. If you plan to hike here, be sure to come in a group, make plenty of noise, and carry bear spray. It's important, as always, to be vigilant about food safety and store anything with a scent in your car or in a bear box.
The campsites are first come, first served, and stay open throughout the season, until snow impedes travel.
If you're looking for the ultimate wilderness escape in Wyoming, far from the crowded parks and city campgrounds, spend a few nights at Brooks Lake.
Learn more about the campground by visiting the
Forest Service website, here. Address: Shoshone national Forest, Brooks Lake Rd, Dubois, WY 82513, USA
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