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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Let me start by explaining that 3-stars is usually the highest an RV Park will get from me. I am tempted to give it 4, but some pretty great places have a 4 from me (like Yellowstone). I believe that rating everything high, kind of causes the system of starring to lose perspective. 1 Star=Never Again, 3 is average, and 5 Stars=I don’t ever want to leave. As much as I car camp for convenience, I prefer more remote spaces, which is not an RV Park (so there is my bias). 3 is an average rating and this is a really nice spot—but being in the middle of not-much in South Eastern Wyoming, it’s hard to be totally wowed. Additionally, we camped here during the total eclipse of 2017. As a result, the Park was at maximum capacity, and I believe, expanding. The owners are super hospitable. Even with the event in progress, they did choose to charge more to camp rather than overcrowd the campers (much appreciated and very honest). There is an excellent game room. The showers are very clean. There is laundry and a small play area. The RV sites are the typical pull through RV Park sites, and not spacious. The campground, like much of Wyoming is flat, sunny, and with a gravel “yard” that replaced the tall, golden yellow grasses that stretch across these dry plains.
We camped in a tent. The owners had created new tent sites that were directly on the North Platte River. These tent sites, and the staff friendliness are earning the 3 stars. There were trees for shade and a nice breeze coming over the water. There was a good deal more privacy than the RV sites. My understanding was that these were intended to remain as permanent tent sites even after the eclipse. There are no hook-ups at all for the tent sites, and campers cannot back into their camp for convenient grabbing of stuff—a very short walk is required (but far enough to notice the distance). In some ways, this distance from the car, and the line of trees made the campsite feel a little more remote and like resting at an oasis in the desert.