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

Cody, WY

Walmart

Sep 19, 2021

"Best sleep in weeks "

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We pulled in around 9pm on Friday night. Easy to see that this is THE spot to camp when headed into/out of the parks. However, we didn’t have a hard time finding a spot. We quickly closed up all the blinds, made some food, and drifted off to sleep. We slept solidly for 8 hours. The generators of the big rigs served as white noise so we didn’t...
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Kelly Duff
1 review

"Not for trailers or big rigs! "

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Guys the signs do not lie: if yiu have a large RV or a 35’ trailer do not attempt to make it up and back down the mountain road—just stay at the base camp. There are numerous sites at the top that are great for camper vans/truck campers and tents. Some great views of Grand Teton, but the bugs and crowds will join you in high summer. FYI You...
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John Munz
8 reviews
Sep 19, 2021

"Awesome Spa after Yellowstone! - Name changed to Firestone Resort"

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After looking at the Yellowstone's bubbles and beauty for 3 days - having my own to soak in was beyond HEAVEN!! Leaving YNP we weren't sure where we were going to sleep, but we knew we needed hookups. Our motor home batteries were dead after 5 days of non-electric sites. We headed out of the park and down towards Tetons. All the...
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Sep 18, 2021

"Centrally located, nice campground"

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We stayed here for 3 nights in the dry camping section at the far NE loop at the very end. From there, you have a partial view of the Tetons. Very large areas between sites with nice, mostly level asphalt sites. Many large RVs were able to fit, but most sites were on the short side. Perhaps the most convenient place to stay being close to...
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Alan Buckner
9 reviews
Sep 18, 2021

"Pretty and quiet"

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It was nice and quiet but we noticed on Friday night, the ATV’s come in. Still nice though. The aspens and firs were beautiful. Our only issue was the climb was super steep! We’re from the Great Smoky Mountains and this was far steeper than we have pulled a camper on before. Also, pick your lot before you pay. Lot 10 was super unlevel and we...
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Marlene Skiver
1 review