Wyoming Camping, Nature July 31, 2018
11 Rustic Spots In Wyoming That Are Extraordinary For Camping
It’s time to start planning your last minute getaways in Wyoming, before the weather turns on us again in just a few short months. If you love the idea of camping but want to try someplace new, check out any of these rustic and charming getaways that show off some of Wyoming’s natural beauty.
1. Sacagawea Campground, Big Piney
The Sacajawea Campground is located just east of Middle Piney Lake. It offers plenty of shade, toilets, water and even trash service. Though there are no trailer hookups, you'll find this is a great spot for exploring the Big Piney Ranger District and several nearby historic trails like the Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail.
2. Belle Fourche River Campground, Devils Tower
Camp in the shadow of Devils Tower at this 46-site, no reservation campground. Water and toilets are available, and you'll have a view of this natural wonder that will be unforgettable.
3. Gros Ventre Campground, Kelly
Gros Ventre Campground is a large campground in the Tetons that's known for being a Moose-country paradise. This welcoming campground is frequently visited by Moose and Elk from the nearby Elk preserve.
4. Lizard Creek Campground, Moran
Lizard Creek Campground is a quiet campground where it's easy to find a place to pitch your tent. You'll be near Jackson Lake and the views are breathtaking in the mornings and evenings. This is an overlooked campground in the Tetons that's worth a stay when you're out exploring.
5. Buffalo KOA Journey
The Buffalo KOA is popular with visitors traveling between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone, but it's also a great place to take a vacation if you live in Wyoming! This quiet spot in the Big Horns is close to Crazy Woman Canyon and the charming town of Buffalo, where you'll find some of the best food and historic sites in the entire state.
6. Leigh Creek Campground, Ten Sleep
Leigh Creek Campground is right near the Cloud Peak Wilderness area. Bighorn National Forest offers hiking, fishing, wildilfe and history on display. This serene campground is sure to become a favorite of anyone who stays here.
7. Outlaw Cave Campground, Buffalo
The Outlaw Cave Campground is located at the spot where Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch used to hide out with their stolen horses and other loot. There are two caves and a corral from the era still preserved. The Middle Fork of the Powder River also flows through the campground.
8. Glendo State Park Campground, Glendo
Glendo State Park is a boater's paradise, and you'll see waterskiiers, boaters, paddlers and fisherman on the water pretty much any time you go. There are 45 miles of hiking and biking trails that surround this mountainside oasis.
9. Vedauwoo Campground, Buford
Camping near the Vedauwoo Rock Formation is one of those unique experiences you can only have in Wyoming. It's still isolated enough that you can tell why it was a favorite hideout for outlaws and bandits. Native Americans believed that playful spirits piled up this unique granite.
10. Firehole Canyon Campground, McKinnon
Firehole Canyon Campground is located on the shore of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This high desert environment is unique, and the views of the reservoir are beautiful among the red rock formations. There's not much shade here, so plan accordingly.
11. Wapiti Campground, Wapiti
The beautiful Wapiti Campground is along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, and ancient cliffs that surround the campground were formed when the Absaroka volcano caused a mud flow through the region. Keep an eye out for grizzlies, elk, bison, moose, foxes and coyotes.
If you’re looking for a great campground in one of our stunning national parks, I can wholeheartedly recommend
Spending A Night In Wyoming’s Moose Country Campground For A Surreal Experience, because there’s nothing quite like waking up to a Moose walking in on your Gros Ventre site. One good thing about Wyoming though is that there’s always a campground around the corner, so pack the car and head out on a trip you’ll love.