Pole Mountain Area

Medicine Bow National Forest

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Headquarters Rd.
Buford, WY 82052
307-745-2300
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GPS: 41.2107, -105.3862

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 8348 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

10 people have reviewed this location.

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MommaP
Pittsboro, IN
26 Winnebago View
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Dispersed

MommaP would stay here again

“Gorgeous views, dark sky”

Reviewed Aug 27, 2018

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Road in good but lots of washboards, 10mph max. Parked off 707af, lots of people camped on widely dispersed sites. Total seclusion, gorgeous views from high meadow. Lots of birds and cows, no visible wildlife but not camped near stream. Turned off 707 when road became too steep for our comfort zone. Very windy, don’t camp broadside to ... more

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Bolzette
Lawrence, KS
16 Jayco Swift
2017 4 Runner Toyota
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: n/a

Bolzette would stay here again

“GPS tells you incorrectly”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2018

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Be sure you don't pass the entry as my GPS took us past it but luckily we had a turn around shortly after we realized we passed it easy enough for our 15' Jayco Swift to turn around. Lots of Boondockers in this area so we kept going up the road. Great place to stay for our first night out from Kansas to Washington. Dusty, ruts and grav... more

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BMyers

34 Airstream Excella
19 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

BMyers would stay here again

“Camping with Cows!”

Reviewed Aug 19, 2018

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We stayed two days...we took the wrong road in....make sure you enter on road 707A, not 707C which is where Apple Maps sent us...at least you'll want to stay on that road if you have a 35 foot Airstream. At any rate it provided great entertainment for the local sheriff when he assured us the road went through. Great views. I enj... more

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Doll and Rich P

31 Forrest River Sunseeker
2007 Chevy Spark
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Doll and Rich P would stay here again

“Lots of wildlife and gorgeous views”

Reviewed Jul 03, 2018

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We love boondocking and this place is rich with wildlife and lots of seclusion. We saw huge moose, deer, and if you’re a bird watcher this place is for you. Our site was right near the river (didn’t see any fish) and it is a point at which many game trails lead to and from the water. We knew we would we see various wildlife at thi... more

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Scooter
Atlanta, GA
20 Lance 1995
2017 Dodge Ram 2500
15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Scooter would stay here again

“Magnificent solitude!”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2018

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41.21138, -105.37970
We had no trouble getting our 20’ trailer here. Views are awesome. Total quiet. Lots to explore.
Dont remember for sure, but I think ATT signal was very weak. As usual...

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Good ol' Pole Mtn”

Reviewed Jul 18, 2016

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I've stayed here a few times (on FR 707B - at Campendium's map marker - and 701 to the North). There are many more places worthy of camping through out the gravel roads all along this forest. Great place to camp, but getting more and more crowded each time I camp, and be sure to explore the bunkers and such all around.

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Nosh Bus

35 Itasca Solei
2012 Jeep Rubicon
18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Nosh Bus would stay here again

Reviewed Oct 27, 2015

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Our first free, wild or dry camping / boondocking experience was a little stressful but well worth it. We found this spot on this site and our iPhone GPS struggled a bit finding it which always ups the tension and makes for an interesting story! Headquarters road has washboarding but is easily manageable. The further we went the worse ... more

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Gary
Box Elder, SD
30 Airstream Classic
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
151 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Another great spot in the Pole Mountain Area”

Reviewed Jul 29, 2015

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Pole Mountain FD 707D Buford, WY 41.21628,-105.38415 8,272 Feet This is another site in the Pole Mountain area. Located northeast of the Aluminarium location there is space for a number of large rigs. Headquarters Road is relatively smooth with small washboarding. Verizon was sporadic even with a WeBoost 4G-X and Trucker Om... more

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John_MidlifeWande...
The Colony, TX
12 Element V enclosed trailer
2016 Nissan Frontier
18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1

John_MidlifeWanderlust would stay here again

“Awesome mountain bike loop”

Reviewed Jun 10, 2015

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I stayed at the base of Pole Mountain, about 1/3 of a mile away from the trailhead and later realized that the 5.5 mile loop exited right next to my site. Taking a mountain bike up the trailhead and going to the peak was not nearly as fun as the switchbacks going downhill on the otherside. Overall about 1 hr on the bike and the rush wa... more

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
270 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Date stayed: 9/26/14
Days stayed: 7

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Beautiful Boondocking”

Reviewed Aug 02, 2014

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This is how the boonies should be. It's beautiful, it's isolated, there's lots of nature AND we can work from here!

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Treasure hunting at Pole Mountain – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

A rendezvous of sorts. My son and I planned to meet up in Wyoming one last time before we moved on out of the area. It was a two-hour drive for him, coming from the Boulder area, and his first...

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Boondocking at Pole Mountain | Van-Tramp.com

Boondocking in complete solitude (those specks are us)I just got back from a fantastic two night boondocking trip up in Wyoming. Not far out of Larimie Wyoming is a section of the Medicine Bow...

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Medicine Bow National Forest - Aluminarium

We moved last night to a boondocking spot west of Cheyenne. I got the coordinates off of Van Tramp’s blog and he confirmed cell service by email, though he failed to mention we would get 4G Ve...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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