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About Hidden Valley Picnic

Hidden Valley Group Picnic Site offers a large open space, surrounded by scenic forests, for groups of up to 300 people to gather amidst a beautiful outdoor setting.

This is an excellent facility for family reunions, weddings and large outdoor sporting events and can be used as an overnight campground as well.


Volleyball and kickball are popular at this site, but guests must bring their own volleyball.


The picnic site can accommodate up to 300 guests and 50 vehicles at a time. Vault toilets, drinking water, and grills are provided.

Natural Features

The picnic site lies just east of Laramie, Wyoming, at an elevation of 8,636 feet.

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.

Lodgepole pine, aspen, fir, spruce, and shrubs dominate the landscape of the national forests. The Grassland boasts numerous species of grasses and wildflowers that add color to the landscape during warmer months.

Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer, and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

Nearby Attractions

Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, and winter sports.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Use fee for group site: 1-50 people: $37.5 per day 51-100 people: $50.0 per day 101-150 people: $70.0 per day 151-200 people: $85.0 per day 201-250 people: $100.0 per day 251-300 people: $120.0 per day
USDA Forest Service
Hidden Valley Picnic is located in Wyoming
41.2417 N
-105.4164 W
Get Directions
From Laramie, Wyoming, take I-80 east to exit 323 at Happy Jack Road. Turn left onto Happy Jack Road and follow it past the Summit Visitor Center. Take Forest Road 705 for a mile southeast to picnic area.
1 Review of Hidden Valley Picnic
First to Review
Not for camping, but you can fill water here for nearby dispersed camping

This is not a campground. This is one of two places that offers potable water for nearby camping though (as of summer 2019). The gate is locked so you must walk in with your jugs to fill them up. The Abraham Lincoln Memorial rest area is the other nearby place for water, and the rest area is easier because you can drive right to the pump.