Top Tent Camping near Elk Mountain, WY

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    Camper-submitted photo from Saratoga Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saratoga Lake Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Saratoga Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saratoga Lake Campground

    1.

    Saratoga Lake Campground

    19 Reviews
    40 Photos
    93 Saves
    Saratoga, Wyoming

    Welcome to Saratoga Lake Campground, nestled near the charming town of Saratoga, Wyoming. This spot is perfect for those who love a mix of tranquility and convenience. The campground offers a peaceful lakeside setting with stunning views, making it a great place to unwind and soak in nature.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the Hobo Hot Springs, just a short drive away. It's a fantastic spot to relax after a day of exploring. The campground itself is pretty straightforward—gravel sites with picnic tables and fire pits. Some sites come with electric hookups, which is a nice perk, especially for RV campers. Just a heads-up, though: there's no potable water or sewer hookups, so plan accordingly.

    Families will appreciate the playground, though it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the kids and make sure they're up-to-date on their tetanus shots. The lake is a big draw, offering opportunities for boating and bird watching. You might even spot some pronghorns or waterfowl during your stay.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is generally quiet and clean, with pit toilets that are well-maintained. It's a first-come, first-served setup, and the rates are quite reasonable—$15 per night for a site with electricity.

    Overall, Saratoga Lake Campground is a solid choice if you're looking for a peaceful, no-frills camping experience with easy access to some local attractions. Enjoy your stay and don't forget to check out the hot springs!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deep Creek Campground
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    Deep Creek Campground

    6 Reviews
    12 Photos
    73 Saves
    Centennial, Wyoming

    Deep Creek Campground is located near Sand Lake at an elevation just over 10,000 feet. The summers are cool and autumn is brief. Winter comes early and stays late. Campground facilities include 12 small campsites, one pull through site, picnic tables, toilets, drinking water, fire rings. This is a pack-it-in-pack-it-out campsite. No trash service in the area. For hiking, the Rock Creek Trail and Sheep Lake Trail are nearby. Crater Lake Trail provides a short hike to a beautiful lake. Boats must be carried a short distance to reach the lake.

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    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Brooklyn Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Brooklyn Lake Campground
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    Brooklyn Lake Campground

    7 Reviews
    32 Photos
    210 Saves
    Centennial, Wyoming

    Overview

    Adventurers love sleeping under the towering trees and night sky of the secluded Brooklyn Lake Campground in the mountains of southeastern Wyoming. Located eight miles northwest of Centennial, Wyoming, the facility is situated along a small, picturesque lake at an elevation of 10,500 feet. This campground will have a mix of reservation sites and first-come, first-served sites for the 2024 season. If you are not reserving your site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by cash or check once you are at the campground.

    Recreation

    Popular activities include hiking, fishing and non-motorized boating. The 36-acre lake is a nice canoeing spot with calm water. Non-motorized boats are allowed on Brooklyn Lake with carry-down access for small recreational watercrafts. There is no boat ramp and trailered vessels cannot be used at this location.Fishing is good for brook trout. From the campground, hikers can access the Sheep Lake and Lost Lake Trails. Sheep Lake Trail also allows horseback riding.

    Facilities

    Popular activities include hiking, fishing and non-motorized boating. The 36-acre lake is a nice canoeing spot with calm water. Non-motorized boats are allowed on Brooklyn Lake with carry-down access for small recreational watercrafts. There is no boat ramp and trailered vessels cannot be used at this location.Fishing is good for brook trout. From the campground, hikers can access the Sheep Lake and Lost Lake Trails. Sheep Lake Trail also allows horseback riding.

    Natural Features

    The scenery at Brooklyn Lake can't be beat. Pine forests and grasslands surround the lake, and the snow-capped Browns Peak protrudes into the crisp, blue summer sky. 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. 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

    Visitors can find many more outdoor opportunities in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sugarloaf Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sugarloaf Campground
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    Sugarloaf Campground

    7 Reviews
    17 Photos
    268 Saves
    Centennial, Wyoming

    Overview

    At an elevation of 10,800 feet, Sugarloaf is the highest elevation campground that the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest has to offer and it is one of the highest elevation campgrounds in the United States. The sites at this location offer a breathtaking panorama of the Snowy Range which peaks out at 12,000 feet.__ There is little or no shade in the campground due to elevation, the pine beetle infestation, and the removal of hazard trees. This campground will have a mix of reservation sites and first-come, first-served sites for the 2024 season. If you are not reserving your site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by cash or check once you are at the campground.

    Recreation

    Sugarloaf Campground is near a variety of hiking trails and two crystal clear snow-melt lakes: Libby and Lewis Lakes. Non-motorized craft can be used on these lakes but you must carry your boat to the water's edge. Both Libby and Lewis lakes contain brook trout and splake (a hybrid of a male brook trout and female lake trout). Lewis Lake is annually stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Use of live-bait fish is prohibited in lakes and streams within the Forest. Three popular trailheads originate in this area that range in difficulty level to accomadate visitor's interests. Savage Run Wilderness and Platte River Wilderness are nearby to the south for visitors that desire a more remote setting.

    Facilities

    Sugarloaf Campground is near a variety of hiking trails and two crystal clear snow-melt lakes: Libby and Lewis Lakes. Non-motorized craft can be used on these lakes but you must carry your boat to the water's edge. Both Libby and Lewis lakes contain brook trout and splake (a hybrid of a male brook trout and female lake trout). Lewis Lake is annually stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Use of live-bait fish is prohibited in lakes and streams within the Forest. Three popular trailheads originate in this area that range in difficulty level to accomadate visitor's interests. Savage Run Wilderness and Platte River Wilderness are nearby to the south for visitors that desire a more remote setting.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on a spruce and fir-lined hillside in the midst of a fisherman's paradise of 102 recreational lakes. This is a rustic, picturesque campground where every site has delightful views of the Snowy Range. 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. Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, marmots, moose, mule deer, and pikas are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is 1.5 miles from the Libby Flats Observation Area. Visitors can find many more outdoor opportunities in the surrounding Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, and winter sports.

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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from White Rock Canyon  Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from White Rock Canyon  Dispersed Site

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    White Rock Canyon Dispersed Site

    4 Reviews
    2 Photos
    47 Saves
    Elk Mountain, Wyoming

    Setting up your own campsite away from developed fee sites, also known as dispersed camping, is allowed in most places. From getting away from it all to just enjoying a weekend with friends, dispersed camping can make for a great story. Across the forests, opportunities range from dispersed camping miles into wilderness or just off a forest road in designated dispersed areas. Make sure to bring everything you need when dispersed camping, as water, restrooms, and fire rings may not be available nearby, and always remember to follow Leave No Trace principles.

    Use the links below to explore the wide range of dispersed opportunities the forests and grasslands have to offer. For comprehensive information on dispersed camping opportunities, please contact the ranger district office in the area you plan to visit.

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    • Phone Service
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    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Bow River
    Camper-submitted photo from Bow River
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    Camper-submitted photo from Bow River
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    Bow River

    3 Reviews
    11 Photos
    68 Saves
    Elk Mountain, Wyoming

    Bow River Campground is located on the upper Medicine Bow River with 13 campsites (small trailers only up to 32 feet), water, picnic tables, fire rings, one vault toilet. This is a pack-in pack-out campground. No trash service in the area. The Medicine Bow River, Sand Lake and Turpin Reservoir offer fishing opportunities nearby. Trails in the area include Rock Creek, Sheep Lake, and Crater Lake Trails. (See more trail info on this website by clicking on recreation and then hiking from the home page.) OHVs can explore the Campbell Lake Loop after July 1, approximately 9 miles south of the campground. Pick up a motor vehicle use map for free at the Ranger station in Saratoga or call to have one emailed to you. Both Sand Lake and Turpin Reservoir are stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Sand Lake supports populations of brook trout, rainbow trout and Splake (a hybrid between a male brook trout and female lake trout). There is no boat ramp at Sand Lake. Watercraft must be carried a short distance to the lake. Turpin Reservoir supports populations of brook trout and Splake. Internal combustion engines of more than 15 horsepower are prohibited on Turpin Reservoir. All watercraft (except for inflatables 10' or less in length) must have a valid Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species decal. For additional information on boating and fishing regulations, contact the WGFD in Cheyenne or Laramie.

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    • Group
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Western Hills Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Western Hills Campground
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    Western Hills Campground

    23 Reviews
    31 Photos
    61 Saves
    Saratoga, Wyoming

    Welcome to Western Hills Campground, nestled near Rawlins, Wyoming. This spot is a solid choice if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable place to rest up. Open all year round, it's perfect for a quick overnight stay or a brief respite on your journey.

    The campground is known for its cleanliness and friendly staff. Visitors often mention the spotless restrooms and showers, which are a big plus after a long day on the road. The laundry facilities are also well-maintained, making it easy to freshen up your gear.

    For those traveling with big rigs, you'll find plenty of space to maneuver and park. The sites are mostly gravel, which is typical for the high Wyoming desert, but they are nicely spaced out, so you won't feel cramped. If you're in an RV, you'll appreciate the electric and sewer hookups, and there's a sanitary dump station on-site.

    Pets are welcome here, though the dog walking area is a bit limited. Still, it's a pet-friendly spot where your furry friends can stretch their legs. Alcohol is allowed, so you can enjoy a cold one by the campfire, which is also permitted.

    One thing to note is that the internet can be a bit spotty, so plan accordingly if you need to stay connected. But hey, sometimes it's nice to unplug and enjoy the stunning sunsets and clear night skies.

    Overall, Western Hills Campground is a reliable stop with all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a bit of glamping, this place has got you covered. Safe travels!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 - $48 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Foote Public Access Area Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Foote Public Access Area Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dugway Recreation Site
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    Dugway Recreation Site

    8 Reviews
    33 Photos
    69 Saves
    Hanna, Wyoming

    5 campsites (1 pull-through, 4 spurs), group site, vault toilet, and day use parking.

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    • Reservable
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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Rawlins KOA
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    Rawlins KOA

    15 Reviews
    12 Photos
    15 Saves
    Saratoga, Wyoming

    Welcome to Rawlins KOA, a convenient spot for travelers looking for a quick and comfortable overnight stay. This campground is perfect for those passing through and needing a place to rest. It's got all the basics covered: electric hookups, drinking water, and clean showers and toilets. Plus, it's pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The campground is right off the highway, making it super easy to get to. Some folks have mentioned that the sites can be a bit tight, but they appreciate the friendly and helpful staff. If you're traveling with a big rig, you'll find it accommodating, though you might want to bring an extension cord for your electric hookup just in case.

    Rawlins KOA offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, so there's something for everyone. The tent sites are spacious enough, and the RV spots come with full hookups, including sewer and water. There's even a sanitary dump station on-site.

    While the campground itself might not win any beauty contests, it's functional and clean. The gravel pads and interior roads are well-maintained, and there's a camp store for any last-minute needs. If you're looking for a bite to eat, Peppermills in town comes highly recommended.

    Overall, Rawlins KOA is a solid choice for a quick stopover. It's got the essentials, friendly staff, and easy access to the highway, making it a reliable option for weary travelers.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
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