Silver Lake Campground

Medicine Bow National Forest

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Wyoming 130
Carbon, WY
307-326-5258
307-745-2300
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GPS: 41.3117, -106.3598

Last Price Paid: $5
Number of Sites: 17
Open Seasonally: July-Sept.
Elevation: 10433 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 32 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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gesam

30 Airstream Classic
2017 Ford F250
1 review
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 16

gesam would stay here again

Reviewed Jul 21, 2018

Overall Rating

This was our first true boondocking experience. We arrived on a Monday, found a pull-thru site (#16) and after some finaggling were level enough to call it good. We have a 30' Airstream Classic and this was a nice spot overlooking a meadow and a small pond. Unfortunately, the Pine Beetle has really done some damage here and it was truly sad to see the already cut stumps of trees as well as numerous dead trees. You can only imagine what this place might have looked like years ago. The road getting into and navigating around Silver Lake is in good shape. We had very little problem maneuvering around. During the week it was busy, but not to the point of distraction. Come Friday afternoon, as expected, the traffic picked up significantly. During our visit it was fairly quiet (there was some road traffic from 130) but nothing horrible. The elevation (10,400') provided a really nice break from the heat with 70s during the day and low 60s, upper 50s at night. They have a water pump but it was pretty cloudy for our liking. The vault toilets were O.K., but were a bit stinky for our liking. We are self-contained so didn't have to use them luckily. This area in the Snowy Range is beautiful! We hiked down to Silver Lake with our yellow lab a couple of times and the lake is so beautiful! If you're in the area I recommend checking it out.

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suzy p.

26 Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB
2010 GMC Yukon
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
“Beautiful setting for smaller rigs or tents”

Reviewed Sep 18, 2016

Overall Rating

Scouted this on a drive-through. This campground is below the main highway, so steep road getting down into it. Most of the sites are pretty steep parking; better for tents. We noted site 17 could take our 26' rig. A beautiful setting, with a trail over to Silver Lake. Hand-pump for water. No cell service.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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