Adventurers love sleeping under the towering trees and night sky of the secluded Brooklyn Lake Campground in the mountains of southeastern Wyoming. Located eight miles northwest of Centennial, Wyoming, the facility is situated along a small, picturesque lake at an elevation of 10,500 feet.
Popular activities include hiking, fishing and non-motorized boating. The 36-acre lake is a nice canoeing spot with calm water. Non-motorized boats are allowed on Brooklyn Lake with carry-down access for boats.
Fishing is good for brook trout. From the campground, hikers can access the Sheep Lake and Lost Lake Trails. Sheep Lake Trail also allows horseback riding.
All 29 campsites have a view of the lake, and walk-in sites are no more than 25 feet to the water. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Other conveniences include campfire rings, trash collection and vault toilets.
The scenery at Brooklyn Lake can't be beat. Pine forests and grasslands surround the lake, and the snow-capped Browns Peak protrudes into the crisp, blue summer sky.
The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland encompass nearly 3 million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado.
Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.
Visitors can find many more outdoor opportunities in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.
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Great place to camp! It’s a little tricky to get a campsite because people come and go throughout the day. We didn’t get a site about 1pm on a Thursday but came back first thing Friday morning and got a spot for the weekend. Beautiful views and stargazing. Tons of trails and places to see nearby. Vault toilets and hand pump water but still worth it. We saw three big moose pass through the campground. Fun kayaking and fishing at the lake. Nice that it isn’t a super crowded and busy area. Even when the parking lot and campground are full it doesn’t seem crowded.
We were up at Brooklyn Lake over the holiday weekend. The campground was closed but apparently in Wyoming a campground becomes dispersed if it’s not officially open. We had to walk our things in to our site as the gate was down but it was worth it. We got a site just above the lake and it was quiet and very beautiful. Bring bug spray as the mosquitos are very bad. There were three trail heads at the campground all with multiple hike options which was really nice to have access to some beautiful hikes without getting into the car. The toilets were even open despite the campground being closed.
Small site with incredible scenery and stargazing. As if the views weren’t enough, all of the campsites (to my knowledge) are very close to the water. We enjoyed kayaking around the lake and hiking nearby on the CDT. There are vault toilets but not much else…perfect!
This campsite was pretty awesome, and the views and scenery were beautiful. One of my favorite parts about this campground is that every site does have a view of the lake. My buddies and I came here pretty late in the day, and still got a pretty great spot…with a view of the lake! The cost to stay was only $10 a night, which is well worth it! We stayed here 2 nights, so we just split the $30 cost. We brought our kayaks and stand up paddle boards, and really enjoyed doing this in the lake. We literally just walked a few steps and put our boards and kayaks in the water! The campground was very well kept and clean which we appreciated too. The last couple of miles before getting to the campground are gravel road, and the road is pretty narrow. I would say all vehicles could probably fit down this road, but we did have to get over a few times to let cars coming down get by. They do provide restrooms, and we thought they were pretty well kept and clean. They don't have any electrical hook-ups, which would be a downer for those bringing an RV and wanting the electrical hook-up. Definitely keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. We saw a few moose and some deer, but we were told/warned that there are black bears and bobcats that have been seen numerous times. We did put all our food in containers and up from the ground for this reason. The campground is in a great location, and it is surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees. We really enjoyed hanging our hammocks and sitting by the fire at night. We also really enjoyed some great hikes that were nearby. The hikes we did were Sheep Lake Trail and Lost Lake Trail. Both were great hikes that had some pretty awesome views which made the hard hike worth it. We also saw people fishing in the lake, although we didn't do this. Cant wait to come back and hang here again!