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Great Campground

Awesome staff. Well maintained and fairly level sites. Sites are mostly gravel with outdoor carpet and a picnic table. WiFi is connection is good.

Beautiful, secluded, with a Pretty Slot Canyon

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!

Terrible

Dirty, cockroaches everywhere, big cigarette butt type ashtray dumped outside the rest room, been there a looong time. Washer dryer are disgusting!

Natural Bridge Seen through Your Tent "Window"

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.

Absolutely fantastic and free

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.

Beautiful campground away from it all!

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.

Mostly residents, fee guests

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.

A good place to stop for the night

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.

Clean and safe

I was in a bind and needed a place to stay for the night. They squeezed me so I had a safe comfortable place to sleep. Not the prettiest location but convenient and on the River.

Remote camping amidst boulder outcroppings

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.

Remote cabin all to your group

We didn’t stay here but it sounds pretty amazing. Reservations are needed and for $80 per night you get the whole place. The drive is pretty stunning and you find yourself in the middle of the Medicine Bow National Forest. Two blocks down the road is Campbell Creek Campground. We chose to stay there. It is only $10 per night and we didn’t have reservations. By the look of the place, and from talking to other campers, La Prele Guard Station sounds like a great place to camp if you have a group looking for a confirmed place all together. 

Camp consists of a few buildings and a very spacious groomed area. It’s fenced off by a simple log fence. The style reminds me of lodges I’ve seen in documentaries about the National Parks.

Pretty

Pretty site with lots of flowers, recommend a camper, or you may be sleeping in your car. Racoons harassed us until we moved to the car as well as something Big and Angry sounding that we couldn't identify.

Simple, Quaint and Beautiful

Small campground with amazing views, scenery,an awesome creek for fishing and three trailheads nearby. We will definitely be back again.

Nice RV Park

Nice campground near Casper, WY. We just stayed for one night and they were able to accommodate us arriving late with us calling ahead. There is a grassy area by the river that is nice to walk your dog. Shower and bathroom area was clean. There is a little playground for kids.

The only cons was it is close to the train which was a noisy when it came by, but didn’t prevent us from sleeping. Full hook ups, pet friendly.

Very nice

Very clean!!! Only vault toilets but were the cleanest I have ever seen. It does not have power or water but does have enough room for a big RV. it’s on the lake so the view is beautiful. It is 10$ a night well worth it.

Nice Campground with good fishing

This campground is right off the road. Blink and you will miss it. Sitting right next to the Platte river. This allows great access to early morning and early evening fishing. Only downside is the mosquitos are pretty heavy there in July and August.

Perfect for Fly Fishermen!

Day use access and six overnight campsites with vault toilets, fire rings, trash bins and covered picnic tables right on the North Platte River. Tent pads and room for RV’s. Walk down bank for fishing access. $10 for overnight camping on a first come first serve basis.

An amazing area

You can't actually camp at Hell's Half Acre but less than a mile down the road is wild life refuge with dispersed primitive camping with a vault toilet, picnic table on the river, no water but this is such an amazing area and the night sky is star filled.

Quiet and beautiful

a nice quiet campsite on top of muddy mountain. didnt see many people around and had a nice view from our campsite. definitely recommend!

A nice stopping point

A gorgeous area but there are not many places to camp anymore! Hells half acre is mostly fenced off.

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great local spot!

great local spot with a view just down the road and some nice hiking trails

Camping in the woods

We really enjoyed camping at Casper Mountain. We specifically stayed at the Bear Trap campground. You have plenty of room to put your tent and keep it far from your cooking area.

Beautiful views & cheap campsite

From the lodgepole campground, you can see beautiful views on top of Muddy Mountain. and the campsite was really cheap! will definitely be back there

Lakeside view

So beautiful next to the lake and you can rent kayaks or paddle boards (and other things!) from Alcova resort. My friends and I had fun kayaking and jumping into the lake afterwards.

Beautiful

Camped on a pull off on Fremont Canyon road near a climb we wanted to do the next morning. We were nestled in between some sage brush and junipers and about a 10 minute hike down the side of a cliff was a beautiful river and our climbing spot. Many fisherman would visit thhroughout the day and wade in the river looking to get rainbow trout. Beautiful remote spot!

Awful

if you enjoy sleeping on rocks, and lots of truck noise from an interstate stay here. Tent lots are right next to the road with no shade

beautiful seenery

primitive camping with all the benefits of lake camping!

lake camping

beautiful seenery with primitive camping, water sports, fishing, hiking, you name it!

lake camping!

nice campground with beautiful seenery, fishing, water sports, and hiking

great views

nice primitive campground with lake, fishing and hiking right out the door! there is not much for shade so bring an awning or shade cover!