When it comes to the state of Wyoming, visitors will want to make sure they take in as much of the beautiful nature as they can, and the best way to do this is to immerse themselves into it with a memorable camping experience. A true example of the “American West,” Wyoming is full of unique hydrothermal features, towering peaks, and huge canyon walls. Yellowstone National Park in the western part of the state provides several camping destinations and plenty of adventure, while the rest of Wyoming offer reservoirs and more for exploration. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Bear River State Park
Bear River State Park features a campground, picnic areas, a Tourist Information Center with several wildlife displays, and most uniquely, a small herd of elk and bison kept for the general public to view, making the park a popular spot along Interstate 80. Bear River also offers almost three miles of trails for biking and hiking that connect to Evanston’s greenbelt. Amenities at Bear River State Park campground include picnic tables, restroom facilities, parking, barbeque grills, a dump station, drinking water, and bus parking. The campground is also kid-friendly and pet-friendly, as well as wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant.
601 Bear River Dr, Evanston, WY 82930, Phone: 307-789-6547
2.Boysen State Park
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Boysen State Park can be thought of as an oasis in the middle of Wyoming, with rocky, dry plains surrounding an expanse of blue on every side. The park was established around the 19,000-acres artificial lake, but while the lake may be man-made, the untouched nature around it is an interesting place to explore, from fantastic rock formations to vibrantly colored badlands, serving as a hilly and striking panorama framing the lake shores. While hiking trails and a campground exist at Boysen State Park, the water is the true playground, offering opportunities for swimming, fishing, and boating.
120 Boysen Drive, Shoshoni, WY 82649
3.Bridge Bay Campground
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Named after its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park’s Bridge Bay Marina, the Bridge Bay Campground is a very scenic area with open meadows, wooded areas, and lake views. Due to the location, it’s also a popular campground among boating and fishing enthusiasts. The Bridge Bay Campground provides open campsites with a few trees, as well as shadier campsites within the upper wooded loops, offering a total of more than four hundred regular campsites and four group camping areas. Amenities in the campground include restroom facilities with flush toilets, coin-operated laundry facilities, pay showers, and dishwashing stations.
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381
4.Buffalo Bill State Park North Fork Campground
The North Fork Campground in Buffalo Bill State Park is dominated by the majestic scenery of the Absaroka Mountains. The campground consists of six designated tent-only campsites and fifty-six pull-through sites. Fourteen of these campsites can be reserved in advance, with the remaining sites are offered on a first-come, first-served availability. Each of the sites also features a grill and a picnic table and are conveniently located to the restroom facilities and water hydrants. The Buffalo Bill State Park North Fork Campground also contains a shower facility and flush toilets, a playground, and a large grassy area.
4192 N Fork Hwy, Cody, WY 82414
The Canyon Village Campground can be found within just a mile of Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Canyon and is one of the park’s most popular campgrounds due to a scenic wooded setting, as well as a central location within the famed Yellowstone National Park. There are more than 270 individual campsites within the Canyon Campground, however, no group campsites are provided. These campsites range from sunny to partially shaded and include sites for tents, RVs, and combination tent/RV sites. Campsites for cyclists and hikers are available as well. Each of the sites also include a fire grate and a picnic table.
27 Andesite Ln, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7311
6.Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch
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The Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch is situated around five miles away from Cody, Wyoming and provides a truly one-of-a-kind camping vacation experience. Guests can stay in one of the spacious tepees along the picturesque river banks or rent one of the RV campsites featuring full hookups. The campground at the Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch offers clean shower and restroom facilities, laundry facilities, a coffee lounge, and campfire pits. It also serves as an excellent home base for exploring Yellowstone National Park and historic Cody. Open April to September, the campground also offers opportunities for pond and river fishing, especially trout.
4727 Powell Hwy, Cody, WY 82414, Phone: 307-578-6757
7.Curt Gowdy State Park
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Curt Gowdy State Park is located along Highway 210 in Wyoming, or also known among the locals as “Happy Jack Road.” The park serves as one of the state’s natural playgrounds and is one of the most versatile parks in Wyoming, with amazing opportunities for recreation activities on both the water and land. In addition to a nature-filled camping experience, visitors at Curt Gowdy State Park can also put on their bike helmet or hiking boots and spend hours exploring the foothills of the state’s Laramie Mountains, which has been called “an epic trail system,” or climb aboard a boat on the reservoirs.
1264 Granite Springs Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009, Phone: 307-632-7946
8.Firehole Canyon Campground
The Firehole Canyon Campground within Wyoming’s Ashley Forest is located along the riverbanks of the scenic Green River. Situated at an elevation of 6,300 feet, the campground includes a day-use picnic area, two double campsites for up to sixteen guests, and thirty-six single sites. There is also a group campsite at the Firehole Canyon Campground with a shelter that is able to accommodate up to ten campers. As for amenities, there’s a restroom facility with showers, a fish cleaning station, a dump station, beach area, and a boat ramp. Popular activities include fishing, boating, picnicking, water skiing, and kayaking.
Forest Rd 106, McKinnon, WY 82938, Phone: 877-444-6777
9.Glendo State Park
Glendo State Park is a paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, whether it’s camping, water sports, fishing, or boating. Situated around one hundred miles from Cheyenne, Wyoming, the approximately 22,000-acre park is full of opportunities for adventurers. The park is particularly well known for fishing and water skiing, as well as for its camping. There are twenty-one campgrounds throughout Glendo State Park, with a total of more than five hundred campsites, ranging from beach settings to mountains. Sandy Beach is one of the most popular areas in the park, providing a mile-long stretch of beach for relaxation.
397 Glendo Park Rd, Glendo, WY 82213, Phone: 307-735-4433
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10.Grant Village Campground
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The Grant Village Campground in Yellowstone National Park is situated along the southwestern shores of Yellowstone Lake, located at roughly a 7,800-foot elevation in the park’s lodgepole pine forest. The campground is also within a few miles of the West Thumb Geyser Basin, which features trail system and boardwalk that provide amazing views of a variety of thermal features and hot springs. The Grant Village Campground itself provides a peaceful setting, shady campsites, and several amenities and services. Several sites offer charming views of Yellowstone Lake and there is abundant space for both tents and RVs.
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7311
11.Gros Ventre Campground
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The closest campground to Jackson, Wyoming, the Gros Ventre Campground is bordered by the scenic Gros Ventre River, surrounded by numerous cottonwood trees, and boasts excellent views of the state’s majestic Grand Teton Mountain Range. The Gros Ventre Campground features more than three hundred campsites for individuals and families, as well as five spacious group campsites, ranging from sunny to wooded sites nestled among the trees. Each of the sites include fire pits and picnic tables, along with being closely located to bathroom facilities with cold running water and flush toilets. There are also shower facilities within the surrounding area.
100 Gros Ventre Campground Rd, Kelly, WY 83011, Phone: 307-543-3100
12.Guernsey State Park
Guernsey State Park is a very popular destination for history buffs in southeastern Wyoming, a hub for numerous relics of days gone by. The grounds are home to some of the country’s best examples of wagon ruts along the Oregon Trail, along with miles of trails. There are seven different camping areas throughout the park’s boundaries, a few featuring yurts for a unique camping experience, and five campgrounds along the waterfront. Each of the campgrounds in Guernsey State Park offers drinking water, fire grills, picnic tables, and comfort station. There is also a dump station near the park’s south entrance.
2187 Lakeside Shore Dr, Guernsey, WY 82214, Phone: 307-836-2900
13.Hawk Springs State Recreation
The Hawk Springs State Recreation Area is a great camping destination in Hawk Springs, Wyoming and has been a popular place for fishing along the state’s southeastern border. The campground itself is made up of twenty-four primitive sites, fire rings, and picnic tables. Amenities in the Hawk Springs State Recreation campground include a playground, restroom facilities, a boat dock, and a boat launching ramp, as well as seasonal potable water hydrants. Water-based activities are popular in the recreation area, such as swimming, fishing, and boating, and are the main thing that draws visitors to the outdoor recreation destination every year.
Hwy. 85, Hawk Springs, WY 82217, Phone: 307-836-2334
14.Keyhole State Park
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Located near Moorcroft, Wyoming, Keyhole State Park provides opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, such as camping, fishing, bird watching, water skiing, boating, hiking, and swimming. Some of the largest fish in the state have been caught here, and the grounds have become a mecca for both migratory and resident birds. Situated on the Black Hills’ western edge, Keyhole State Park can be easily accessed from Interstate 90. There are a total of ten different campgrounds throughout the park. For campers who prefer to reserve their campsite in advance, the Tatanka Campground may be a good choice.
22 Marina Rd, Moorcroft, WY 82721, Phone: 307-756-3596
15.Lewis Lake Campground
Set on a scenic wooded hill by Yellowstone’s Lewis Lake, the Lewis Lake Campground offers a tranquil setting that is still a close distance from Grant Village and its several facilities. Open from mid-June through early November, the campground is often one of the last ones in Yellowstone National Park to fill up. For campers looking to spot a moose, Lewis Lake may be a perfect camping destination, as the lake shores are one of the best places to view them. Paddling, kayaking, and fishing on the lake are also popular activities around the Lewis Lake Campground, along with hiking.
S Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381
Another campground situated within the boundaries of famed Yellowstone National Park, the Madison Campground gets its name from its close location to the scenic Madison River that winds through the lush mountain setting. The area is also abundant with wildlife. Also known for offering great opportunities for fishing, the campground is conveniently located to the Lower, Midway, and Upper Basins, as well as to Old Faithful. Campsites include a picnic table and fire pit, along with access to campground amenities, such as water, restroom facilities with flush toilets, and dishwashing stations. Both tent and RV sites are available at the Madison Campground.
30 Madison Campground Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7311
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17.Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site
The Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site in Hyattville, Wyoming is a well known place for Indian pictographs and petroglyphs, and a wide variety of wildlife can be spotted here. The grounds include around twenty-five campsites, along with vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grills. There’s also a visitor center, as well as a nature trail that runs along the creek. All of the campsites are available for RVs or tents, along with picnicking. Spacious group areas can also be reserved. The Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site also includes an accessible sidewalk and a fishing path with side paths for access to stream pools.
4800 Co Rd 52, Hyattville, WY 82428, Phone: 307-469-2234
18.Seminoe State Park
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Surrounded by acres of sagebrush and massive white sand dunes, Seminoe State Park is home to thousands of sage grouse and pronghorn antelope, as well as a great setting for camping under the blue skies of Wyoming. Situated a little more than thirty miles from Rawlins, the park features the North Platte River’s “Miracle Mile,” the Seminoe Reservoir, and the “moon-like” Seminoe Mountains. Excellent trout fishing can be found on the “Miracle Mile” and the reservoir contains both walleye and trout. There are also numerous campsites throughout Seminoe State Park, available on a first-come, first-served basis with grills and tables.
Co Rd 351, Sinclair, WY 82334, Phone: 307-320-3013
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19.Sinks Canyon State Park
Located within west-central Wyoming, Sinks Canyon State Park is nestled within the Wind River Mountains along the Popo Agie River’s middle fork. The park gets its name from the distinctive geological phenomena on its grounds in which the river disappears into the limestone cavern, reappearing further down in a placid, rainbow trout-filled pool. The Sinks Canyon offers an array of recreation activities, such as mountain biking, world-class rock climbing, hiking, fishing, camping, photography, and nature studies. A number of small campgrounds can be found along the river. All of the sites are primitive, but offer pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits.
3079 Sinks Canyon Rd, Lander, WY 82520
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20.Tower Fall Campground
The Tower Fall Campground is located within Wyoming’s famed Yellowstone National Park, on the northern side of the park’s Dunraven Pass. The campground is a place where campers can pitch their tent and relax as they watch the waterfall cascade down into the Yellowstone River. This generator-free, quiet campground is an ideal destination for anyone simply wanting a tranquil setting for an enjoyable camping experience, as well as amenities, such as picnic tables, fire pits, restroom facilities, and water. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers looking for hiking opportunities can head out on the Mount Washburn Trail.
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381
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21.Two Moon Campground
Located in Glendo, Wyoming, the Two Moon Campground is spacious and easily accessible from paved roads. The pine trees in the area provide protection and shade for campers from the windy weather. Situated on a bluff that overlooks the reservoir, great views can be found here. While there’s no direct access to the shore from the Two Moon Campground itself, the reservoir isn’t far away and offers opportunities for fishing and boating. The surrounding Glendo State Park provides a variety of other outdoor recreation activities as well, including more than forty-five miles of trails for either hiking or biking.
401 Glendo Park Rd, Glendo, WY 82213
The Vedauwoo Campground is situated in Buford, Wyoming and is spread out across the area’s other-worldly Vedauwoo rock formations, from which the campground gets its name. The campground is great for campers who prefer to blend more into their surroundings, yet are still able to car camp. Guests can pitch their tents among the huge Sherman granite boulders, as well as explore the amazing views. For the more adventurous campers, the Vedauwoo Campground also offers some great opportunities for rock climbing. This area of Wyoming is also known for once being the home of Native Americans and outlaws.
Forest Rd 720, Buford, WY 82052, Phone: 307-745-2300
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22 Best Camping Spots in Wyoming
- Bear River State Park, Photo: JennyLL/stock.adobe.com
- Boysen State Park, Photo: Brad Pict/stock.adobe.com
- Bridge Bay Campground, Photo: Goldilock Project/stock.adobe.com
- Buffalo Bill State Park North Fork Campground, Photo: korchemkin/stock.adobe.com
- Canyon Campground, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch, Photo: Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch
- Curt Gowdy State Park, Photo: Craig Simpson/stock.adobe.com
- Firehole Canyon Campground, Photo: haoka/stock.adobe.com
- Glendo State Park, Photo: AlexR/stock.adobe.com
- Grant Village Campground, Photo: The Hygge Labs/stock.adobe.com
- Gros Ventre Campground, Photo: National Parked/stock.adobe.com
- Guernsey State Park, Photo: vmargineanu/stock.adobe.com
- Hawk Springs State Recreation, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Keyhole State Park, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- Lewis Lake Campground, Photo: zhukovvvlad/stock.adobe.com
- Madison Campground, Photo: alfa27/stock.adobe.com
- Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site, Photo: brizmaker/stock.adobe.com
- Seminoe State Park, Photo: Jacob Lund/stock.adobe.com
- Sinks Canyon State Park, Photo: Nicole/stock.adobe.com
- Tower Fall Campground, Photo: korchemkin/stock.adobe.com
- Two Moon Campground, Photo: cherryandbees/stock.adobe.com
- Vedauwoo Campground, Photo: Kybele/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Kyle/stock.adobe.com