My stay was weird (to me), as I got there late and left early and car camped and woke to snow I didn't anticipate and there were cattle grazing the area. I am not altogether sure I was supposed to stay but saw no posting to the contrary. Anyway, it was a beautiful spot. The creek is loud, which I liked, and the sun is beautiful rising on the hills.
Heading North out of Riverton Wyoming is Bull Lake. The lake itself is hidden from the highway, but Bull creek has a large bridge that lets you know where to turn. The road is not bad, but can be tricky depending on the time of year and weather. It is a dirt road and prone to mud holes. Following the road up then crossing the dam got us on the side of the lake where we made camp, it was early summer so the water was pretty low and gave us access to sites that would otherwise be underwater. Firewood is easily found, but there is not much for stores so be prepared and take in what you will need. The fishing from shore was good with both Flyrods and baitcast. You will need a Wind River Reservation fishing license and permit to camp and fish here. Make sure to pickup a trash and leave it better than you found it. Enjoy
The setting is awesome. Very remote, scenic and quiet. Besides one other group of campers we were the only ones there for 2 nights Easy access to nice trails. We saw elk, shooting stars and were paid a visit by a herd of horses from a nearby riding camp. It took approximately an hour of driving on dirt roads and switchbacks to get to but well worth it. Would have been 5 stars but we did not see a campground host and some TLC was needed in the toilets and a few of the campsites..
These primitive sites around the Christina Lake trailhead are open and made for larger RV's and equine trailers. Road goes right by the sites so not much privacy, but not a huge amount of traffic either. Nights will be cool and dark if no moon, there is a stream nearby so might be a bit buggy at times. Stargazing will be intense on a dark night and the coyotes will be heard yipping in the distance. Louis lake lodge is not to far but with very limited provisions, so save yourself a trip back down the mountain and pack wisely. Water will be available at a few campgrounds and the lodge. The road to Christina lake is a jeep trail, make no mistake about that regular 4×4's are risking severe damage. Firewood is pretty easy to comeby of you roam a little bit. Pack in pack out, leave it better than you found it. Enjoy
The area is a vast wonderland, endless in its possibilities for recreational opportunities. Fishing, Hiking or just relaxing and contemplating on how great life is right at this second. 1st off, you are on your own, no stores or markets to aid you if you forgot something. Pack wisely. 2nd temperatures can vary wildly in Wyoming, especially at altitude, so be prepared for cool nights and when day hiking. Skeeters can be fierce. Pack out everything and leave it better than you found it. Our camp was Dry primitive camp with a preestablished rock fire ring right by the river. Not much shade but that was fine. Up the road would be a good flat place for RV's as ours had a small spring which may cause trailers to get hung up on. There is a lodge, but I don't know if it has anything for sale besides cabins. Be prepared for a long fairly decent maintained dirt road. Enjoy.
I'm not sure how Lander makes this work, but they do(and I wish more cities could do the same). We pulled in after dark needing a place to sleep and this place is more than we could have expected. Level ground and lots of room, so it was easy to find a spot for our trailer that required no backing up. Bathrooms nearby. Dark and quiet area(doesn't feel like a parking lot). There is a large gravel area with a couple large trees for RVs, trailers, vans, and such. There's also a large grass and trees area for tents adjacent. The whole area is next to a large riverbed with lots of vegetation along the banks. Everything seems clean and well-kept. Lander seems like a really nice town. It's relatively lush, unlike the surrounding country, and feels like an oasis. The signs say the city allows three day's camping and I would be happy to do so if I were ever in the area for an event(apparently there's an apple festival next week!). There's no fee, but there is a sign suggesting donations to the city park service which certainly seems reasonable if you can swing it.
Plenty of room on a great little lake. Had a 34 ft A class and took in on dirt road which covers about 2/3 of lake. The other 1/3 is a 2 lane paved road. Amazing back drop views of the mountains behind us and tons of running room for the boys and dog
Pros and Cons to the location of this campground: great views of the Wind River and the tunnels, but right next to the highway and not much privacy between sites due to lack of underbrush. The half of the campground closer to the tunnels is walk up only and the lower half of the campground is reservation only. The host was very nice and happy to chat as long as you wanted, which might account for the lack of mowing. While there wasn’t much privacy between sites, they were at least well shaded by the trees (which were also good trees to hang a hammock in). The vault toilets were clean and sites all had picnic tables, fire pits and grills. There are no hookups for RV’s, but there is water available at the spigots scattered around the campground. Warning: it is loud in the day and into the late evening with trucks coming down and going up the canyon. However, if you get a site next to the river it quiets things down a bit.
When I checked the website to make a reservation, it appeared all of the sites except the yurts were booked. In a panic, I booked a yurt for two nights. We were surprised that upon arrival, many sites were empty. The ranger at the visitor center explained that the website was very confusing; the only reservable “sites” are the yurts. Since others are first-come, first available, check out all the sites carefully as not all are level and some barely have enough room to park a car. Some back up on the river, which is nice. Our yurt was nice and clean. There was a mattress cover on the bed, which was not expected. A table and three chairs were a nice touch. You are expected to clean the yurt before departing. All sites/yurts have easy access to several trails (walking) but you do need to drive to see the Sink/Rise, which is very interesting. Pit toilets and no hookups. Water pumps are available.
Small quaint campground en route to many other parks in Wyoming. Great stopping point with plenty of privacy. The majority of the campgrounds are fairly small however they back up to the Middle Popo Agie River which provides a relaxing environment.
Well done and nicely maintained Campground just a few miles out of town. Tucked between the highway and the river, we were concerned about road noise, but the river drowns out everything else. It feels much more remote than it is. Some sites are close to others while some are fairly isolated. Get there early to claim a spot with a pay slip, site was pretty much full on a Thursday in June by 3pm. River and Sinks are great, so is the local town of Lander. Fun little brewery in town and nice locals. Would highly recommend.
The camping area attached to the city park a few blocks off the main road is gem. Cascading river next to the camper area provides lots of white noise. The tent area is lush & green with a few trees, totally unexpected. But to achieve that there were sprinklers going off at 6pm when I arrived. They quit about 8. Now the question is will they go off in the morning? Yes they went off at 6am. So be prepaid for rain if you set up a tent.
This place is incredible. One of my favorite places and would go back in a heartbeat. The canyon road goes straight up and includes a number of small campsites along the way. We stayed at sinks canyon and had a great time. The sites are nestled against the beautiful rushing mountain creek. We enjoyed the hiking and swimming and got to love this special place. The rates are very reasonable and all handled through self pay. The camp host is awesome and has firewood and lots of stories. We spend two night but could have stayed a week or more. The paved sites are a bit uneven. So you will need levelers if parking a camper. The tent sites and yurts are very popular here. Highly recommend this one. The grocery store in Lander offers discount for campers if you produce your pass.
In the city of Lander you can camp for up to three days for free at the city park. It’s a pretty good deal as the the tent area is set back behind the stadium in a nice grassy area with access to flush toilets in the parking area. It was pretty busy while I was there, with quite a few families and cyclists taking advantage of the free camping. The Popo Agie River runs next to the park which makes for a nice sound machine to fall asleep to. If you need a shower head over to the Recreation Center and pay $5 for use of the facilities. In town are some great restaurants (Cowfish is my favorite, with a microbrewery attached), and outside of town is some great hiking in Sinks Canyon and the Shoshone National Forest.
In the Sinks Canyon, this is a nice little campground wedged between the highway and the river and mountains. Campsites are small and close to each other, but level and clean. Each site has the usual picnic table, fire pit, and bear box; but the concerns were less about bears and more about moose. There are Yurts for rent here too. The family I met that had reserved one was really happy with their yurt. There are nice hiking trails on the other side of the river (moose warning signs and all), and some nice trails on the other side of the highway. I’d camp here again even though it is so close to the road because the river drowns out the highway noise. Be careful if you decide to dip your toes in the river; the flow is really fast!! Just down the road about a mile is the Sinks and the Rise, where the Popo Agie River disappears into a cave at the base of the mountain and then miraculously reappears gushing out of the base of a mountain on the other side of the canyon.
This was a wonderful surprise in the heart of Wyoming. We spent the night on our return from Yellowstone. The campsite was right on the drive and next to a cascade in a deep canyon. The crashing waters helped me sleep well all night, while it kept my wife awake for the same reason.
Clean vault toilet, potable water, wildlife, and great trails.
Other camping areas with electricity and water are further in.
Nice little town with cute shops, and great ice cream just to the north.
We will return.
This is an awesome camp area! There is actually 5 miles of gravel road that has different dispersed campsites. We stayed on the upper Teton loop which was popular but worth it! One bear box on the loop. Many fire pits to signify each camp site. Both tents and Large RVs. We have a 28’ bumper pull - roads are a bit rough but fine. Our neighbors saw some black bear in the area. You’re in the middle to both entrances of the GTNP.
Peaceful lakeside spot – stayed here for one night while passing through the area. Loved the sunrise over the lake and the privacy of the sites. Quiet place to camp, even though there were a lot of groups there when we arrived, we had no trouble finding a spot. Pit toilet on-site and walking trails around the lake are close by.
Small campground with vault toilet and potable water. NOT recommended for larger RV. Pogo Aige runs right through and good access to hiking trails. Be sure to drive the Loop Road from the Campground back over to Hwy 28. Found campgrounds there I will try next time. Don’t miss the Falls but be aware there is a change in elevation (stop at visitor information ).
Closest Town, Dubois Wyoming
This is a primitive campsite, with no running water, fire rings or fancy tent platforms, but there is a vault toilet about 200 yards away in the parking area for the New Glacier Trailhead, aka Glacier Trail 801. There is room for several tents spread out among the trees and scrub, and a few spots right next to Torrey Creek, as we chose. They are not numbered and there is to my knowledge, no way to reserve a spot. That said, we were the only ones there in July!
Glacier Trail 801 is located at the end of Forrest Road #411, and branches off along the way to Whiskey Mtn Trail 804 and Lake Louise Trail 806. This campsite made a great jumping off point for day hiking. The hike to Lake Louise is worth every step! (even if you haven't acclimated to the altitude yet and less than 4 mile loop feels more like 15, just saying ;) Don't forget to log your name in the register before setting off on the trails.
Technically speaking, this campsite is right on Torrey Creek, at Glacier Trailhead 801.1.
Adjacent to this area, is a turn around that can accommodate RVs, with maybe 6 spots give or take. No hook ups, but there are bear boxes on these sites.
What to know: Bear Country, you know the shpeel. Mosquitos, affirmative. Remember Torrey Creek is glacial melt and is likely to be heavier later in the day than in the morning, and sounds incredible to sleep by at night.
How to get there: Heading South out of Dubois, WY, take US-26 for about 3.5 miles and turn right on Trail Lake Road (look for the Fish Hatchery sign, which is small and easy to miss). Stay on Trail Lake Road/#411 at the fork. Continue on #411 all the way to the end and you will find yourself in the parking lot for Glacier Trail 801. See the vault toilet and look a couple hundred yards past that and beyond the horse corral to Torrey Creek for the campsites. You can drive all the way too it, past the horses, but beware it is really rutted.
True Story: I am relatively certain I am the only person that actually wears bear bells when I hike. But hey, I sound pretty dang cheerful everywhere I go!