Best Camping in Wyoming

Camping in Wyoming

Wyoming is famous for its beautiful, scenic areas, making it a prime destination for campers and adventurers.

See a map of all camping in Wyoming.

National Parks in Wyoming

Perhaps the most popular destination is Yellowstone National Park, which has many campgrounds, including Grant Village Campground, Canyon Campground Yellowstone, and Bridge Bay Campground.

Another popular option is Grand Teton National Park, where you can stay at Gros Ventre Campground, Jenny Lake Campground, or Signal Mountain Campground, known for its views of Jackson Lake and Mount Moran.

Wyoming State Parks

Wyoming State Parks also have recreation options like fishing, geocaching, biking, and hiking. Some state parks have river access for fishing, areas for archery, and designated areas for hunting.

Be sure to bring your camera to take advantage of scenic overlooks and wildlife viewing. You can pitch a tent at a developed tent site (with amenities) or park your RV at an RV site with hookups for the night.

Anglers might like to try Sinks Canyon State Park in west-central Wyoming as it is known for its large rainbow trout. Just be aware that all campsites there are primitive, with only a firepit and picnic table.

Buffalo Bill State Park is a favorite for many because of its varied recreation options, including boating, fishing, geocaching, hunting, a designated area for off-road vehicles, playgrounds, and volleyball courts.

There is an overnight charge fee by vehicle (in addition to any camping fees) at most state parks.

Learn more about Wyoming State Parks.

Wyoming RV Parks

Privately run RV Parks are another option for your Wyoming vacation. The cost may be higher than a state park, but many RV Parks include amenities like cable, wi-fi, and swimming pools. Experienced boondockers often build in a couple of days at an RV Park to "regroup" after enjoying a few days of dispersed camping.

Learn more about Wyoming RV Parks.

Free Camping in Wyoming

There are over two-hundred places to camp for free in Wyoming. All four national forests within Wyoming allow for free dispersed camping, also known as boondocking. Dispersed camping must be done away from developed campgrounds and away from water sources. To protect and share the land, please observe stay limits.

You can enjoy (almost free) backcountry camping in Yellowstone National Park by securing a permit for only $3 a person. You can also camp for free in Wyoming's National Forests.

Dry camping may be allowed in some parking lots but is always subject to manager approval.

Learn more about Free Camping in Wyoming.

Wyoming National Forests

Bridger-Teton National Forest: At over 3.4 million acres of public land, it's hard to imagine a scenario where you wouldn't find a campsite.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest: This forest is known for several breathtaking routes to explore by car. These scenic byways include Logan Canyon, Nebo Loop, Big Cottonwood Canyon, and Mirror Lake.

Caribou-Targhee National Forest: Bordering both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, this National Forest is a great basecamp for exploring both national parks.

Other National Forests in Wyoming

Wherever you stay, Wyoming is a great place to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States!

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Recent Wyoming Campground Reviews

Sep 30, 2022

"Perfect Isolation "

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Note: 20 miles off I 80. Good dirt road. No one else out here tonight except the cows. Full bars for cell service. There is water in the reservoir. Lots of room for big rigs, we are a 41ft 5 ER.

Travel Eve
7 reviews
Sep 30, 2022

"quiet CG in the forest"

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Nice CG at the end of very rough potholed, washboard road. However, there were signs that road maintenance was about to begin end of Sept 2022, so maybe it will be better in the future. Parts of the CG are in thick forest, while some of the sites are fairly open -- it's a mix. Sites are generally flat. There were several vault toilets but not...
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Idaho walker
48 reviews
Sep 30, 2022

"group camping in the forest"

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This is primarily a group camping area, but it has a few individual sites. Late in the season (end of September 2022) only one vault toilet was open. It's a few miles up a rough pot-holed road, but they were about to do maintenance on the road and campgrounds, so maybe it will be better in the future. I would not want to tow anything on the road...
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Idaho walker
47 reviews
Sep 30, 2022

"Nice Campground Beutifull View"

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We come from The Netherlands and Campendium is very helpfull to us. So we want to help others. But my english is not correct. We were here 9 september 2022. There were no enveloppes to put in your money. We Made one from a flyer… It was very cold, there was snow! It was freesing that night. Brrr. The sites are flat. There are toilets. Only...
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Caroline
20 reviews
Sep 30, 2022

"We Were Not Welcom"

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We liked to stay here. It was a long dirt Road to drive. With lot of holes. When we arriveren, all sites were reserved, But there were only a few really occupied. We asked someone and he told us: the host has gone for some days and therefore he marked all sites as reserved. We were not happy! But we did not have courage enough to overnight at a...
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Caroline
19 reviews