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We enjoyed staying here as it was a change of pace from the rolling hills of southwestern Wyoming. The reservoir that the N Platte leads into is actually Pathfinder Reservoir and not Alcova. I think Alcova is the reservoir that lies further upstream closer to Lander. Regardless of the name of the reservoir it was an absolutely gorgeous place to watch the sun rise and set as it lit up Fremont Canyon at both times! Nearby there are plenty opportunities for boating and fishing, including about 20 m below the camp spots were dozens of fish swimming that we could see from above! A little bit to the east there are also a decent amount of trad climbs that you can hike to the bottom of in low water or rap down to in case there is high water.
Now about the campground itself. This was a completely primitive campsite/campground as all the spots were pull-offs on the south side of the road (N side is private, don't camp there!) The only preexisting things at the campsites were stone fire rings and semi level dirt areas to toss up a tent. While this is definitely not a place for glampers or RVers, if you have a tent or are car camping it is one of the best spots in the area!
Lovely campground beside a large natural arch in rural Wyoming. Not only can you pitch your tent with this impressive geological formation as your view, but the North Platte River runs underneath the arch and right up against the campground. There's a short hiking trail that leaves from the campground and brings you up on top of the arch, giving you a better view of the river, an old power plant, and the surrounding red rock.
Campground is free but there's a three day limit. Check in with the campground host/park manager at the office across from the campground to check in. Really friendly folks and well-maintained park overall.
What a relief after a long day on the road with a motorcycle. Going thru Wyoming is partially boring but this campground (owned by the county) is so refreshing. Green and cool after a long days ride.
Nice campsites in the shades of the trees on the grass. Paved area for RVs. Good infrastructure (albeit a bit dated) well maintained. A small creek runs thru it.
Picnic tables and day use area. An area for group gatherings. A beach where even small children can play without risk.
Quiet, beautiful and secluded. The campground has vault toilets which actually have toilet paper! The trails surrounding the campground are relatively level. The drive to the campground has several miles of dirt road, but 4x4 is not required.
Great, easy access to I 25 and Casper. Most of the people are residents and we saw some sketchy activity. Overall there isn't much to do in Glenrock, but Casper is a 20 minute drive. The park is quiet and full hook ups are available, which are needed in July. The people who run the park are very nice, but the park is somewhat rundown.
This campground is Located in Barr Nun area outside of Casper. It is all gravel and campsites are very close together. They have a shop in the office area. Along side the office is a little putt-putt golf course-fun fun. There is a propane fill station along with an indoor pool in this area too. There are 2 small dog areas which are also gravel except a small strip of turf at the end. We were in the Rv section with water and electric, our site had a picnic table but no fire pits. They also had areas for tents either on platforms or under shelters. Bathrooms are clean, attractive and handicap accessible. There are really cute cabins here also. This KOA served its purpose as a overnight stop.
What an amazing place! It deserves more than 5 stars.
The road to this part of Medicine Bow National Forest is interspersed with private land to present some beautiful scenes. This is part of the Trans-American Trail, an off-road route that crosses the country. 2 miles of gravel and 11 miles of dirt roads bring you through cattle at the start(literally… we had to wait for them to move off the road) and rocky boulder outcroppings and across babbling streams. It’s a lot longer drive than you first think because your speed drops slower the further you go. Some of the ruts made by water runoff were jarring even at a snails pace and prompted our 10 mph speed with quick slowdowns quite often. This is an adventurous route that is as much fun as it is beautiful.
Campbell Creek is a small camp with a water hand pump and a vault toilet. The sites are nestled along the creek in varying ways. The free cuts across from one side to the other. Some sites are not set up for trailers or RVs. If you don’t have a tent you could park your camper and move your car to the parking spots at the entrance. We arrived by 2 and had choices but others arrived shortly after. Sitting in site 2, we can’t even see the neighbors- unless someone takes the site directly across from us(it stayed vacant- yes!). For now we will enjoy our space and recover from that drive.
Be sure to wake in the middle of the night and look at the stars. There are no lights out here and the sky lights up.
The Twin Peaks trailhead is just down the road. Head out for a hike and see things up close. Another camper is scouting out elk hunting locations. Hunting season dates might be another thing to check on.
Be sure to have maps- either downloaded or on paper. Cell service ended miles back.
This is an amazing location that will satisfy your adventurous spirit.