Camping in Wyoming
Wyoming is famous for its beautiful, scenic areas, making it a prime destination for campers and adventurers.
National Parks in Wyoming
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
- Ashley National Forest
- Bighorn National Forest
- Bridger National Forest
- Buffalo Valley Dispersed Campsites
- Medicine Bow National Forest
- Medicine Bow - Routt National Forest
- Shoshone National Forest
- Spread Creek Dispersed Campsites
Wherever you stay, Wyoming is a great place to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States!