We stay at Pace Bend every time we go rock climbing in Austin. The campsites are private and there are always sites available. The campsites along the cliffs are beautiful at night.
If you are looking for a quiet lake in the trees with the option of a picturesque hike…this place is for you. We stayed on a warm Friday night in July and had the entire lake to ourselves! Bring bug spray because the established camp sites are in the shade with the the mosquitoes. There is also a primitive pit toilet which is slightly better than digging a hole. In the National Park so I would recommend consulting with the local Ranger about a camping permit (White River Ranger Station).
This is one of those campsites that has some great proximity to wonderful views but is far enough into the park that it doesn't fill up immediately. I showed up late on a holiday evening and was still able to snag a spot before it filled up. There are plenty of available resources at this park to include fire pits, tables, electrical hook ups, water hook ups, fire wood, and even showers. The proximity to Jackson Lake is also a wonderful feature of the campground. If you are into night photography this is a great place to get away and find some pretty nice shots.
They have recycling!! This is the first campground I've stayed at that had recycling bins!
For Wyoming residents, cost is only $6.00 a vehicle. Not per site. It is $11 if you are from out of state which is still more reasonable than the surrounding forest service campgrounds. What a bargain!
This campground is very clean and in a beautiful setting with big limestone cliffs on one side and the Popo Agie river and forests on the other. The Sinks of the Popo Agie isn't far from camp, about a mile and the Visitors Center is located there.The rise is about another half mile away and has the biggest trout I've ever seen! The climbing in the area is spectacular! There are hiking trails galore in the state park and in the Shoshone National Forest.
It is my experience that state parks have the cleanest campgrounds! They clean the ashes out of each fire pit between each new camper. The pits toilets are stocked and maintained.
They have 3 yurts you can rent! Cost is $40 plus the $6/11 state park fee. Reservations can be made at www. Sinkscanyonstatepark.org
there is a very cool suspension bridge crossing the Popo Agie that takes you to a hiking/mountain biking loop in the forest.
Such a cool place! Check it out!