Gelatt Lake

Dept. Fish & Wildlife

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Pahlow Lane
Laramie, WY 82070
307-745-4046
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GPS: 41.2363, -105.8394

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 7254 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G
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TinCanPlan
Austin, TX
27 Airstream CCD International
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: NA

TinCanPlan would stay here again

“Quiet, private, middle of nowhere”

Reviewed Aug 27, 2016

Overall Rating

Gary's review is perfect and spot on for this camping area. There is one spot right when you pull into the area and then further down the road toward the bathroom there is the parking area, a boat ramp and a bathroom with vault toilets. We parked right on the lake near the bathroom area.

It's great if you need to get a few day's rest and work in. The cell signal was amazing because you can see the blinking tower across the hills.

There is a bit of trash scattered around. A few people came into the area for a bit to fish the lake, but other than that we were alone. It is close to Laramie but we didn't go into town to check things out so we consider this a spot in the middle of nothing.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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5bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Gary
Box Elder, SD
30 Airstream Classic
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
147 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Gary would stay here again

“Nice quiet place for a few days.”

Reviewed Jul 19, 2015

Overall Rating

Gelatt Lake is located southwest of Laramie, WY 13.7 miles. The area includes Gelatt, Twin Buttes and Lake Hattie Reservoir. All allow overnight parking for 5 days. There is no charge for camping.

At Gelatt I parked at the pull around closer to the entrance. Site was gravel but very level. Paved road to the entrance and then graded dirt into the lake parking areas. There are vault toilets but no other services.

Verizon was on a 1bar LTE signal without a booster. With the WeBoost 4G-X using the Wilson Trucker antenna on my flagpole I had a 4bar signal and speeds of 19.15/10.08 Down/Up. Without 8.11/.30 inside the Airstream.

Very very quiet. Mooing of cows easy to hear about a mile away. Same with any cars on Pahlow Rd. Views are classic Wyoming. Rolling hills in all quadrants and the Sheep Mountain/Medicine Bow National Forest and Snowy Mountain Range to the west.

Drive into Laramie and visit the Wyoming Territorial Museum. They have a dump station there. University of Wyoming has the Geological, Anthropology and American Heritage Museums. Also the Laramie Plains Museum.

To the west there is another museum in Centennial, WY.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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