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Riverton, WYOMING

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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.

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Bull Lake Dispersed site

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

Off the grid

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..

Fountain of Youth

This is a nice spot when traveling through Wyoming. The sites could use a little upgrading that’s why I didn’t give it a 5-star rating. The bathrooms were clean, the showers and laundromat are coin operated, and there a full hook-ups for each site. The Mineral Pool is Awesome. Staff very friendly.

Clean, convenient and accomodating

Recommended due to its convenient location and accommodating facilities. There are even trees to provide some shade.

Nice but beware

We stayed 2 nites. Spouse said train kept him awake. At 6:30pm a truck came and fogged us with mosquito spray. We wouldn’t stay there again. Sorry Torrington, the mosquito spraying is not a good thing!

Hot springs on site!

Small campground. Charged for showers. Good for one night stay on a long trip to soak in the hot springs.

Freedom to have fun!

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

Free and breathtaking

Stayed 1 week and had an amazing time. Just drive in and find an empty place to camp. Very large spots with lots of room between sites. Easy access to trails and lake. Will g0 again!!!

A safe haven on a long drive

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.

Get spot 10 miles off 20/26

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

Wind River Canyon views

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.

Nice campground but check for best site before deciding

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.

Great Park for R&R

This great little RV park is outside of Thermopolis by a couple of miles, but it is worth the extra drive. Very friendly staff, the sites are close to gather but comfortable. I’ll hook ups included for a reasonable price. Plenty of trees shrubs and grass around to make a mess outdoors experience. The highlight are the mineral hot spring swimming pools (included). All around great site, highly recommend.

Small quiet campground

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.

Love love love

This place was stunning and you can’t beat the mineral hot spring. The facilities could use some updating, you have the sulfer smell constantly, and the train tracks run right by it, BUT I would have stayed a week if I could. Staff was super friendly and the grounds are well kept. Would recommend!

Ok for one night

Not much to say about this place. There are 60 RV sites. Not much shade. But the sites are level and the have water electric and sewer. Bathroom/shower/laundry was clean, but the showers are pay showers. WiFi but no cable

Great little Campground

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.


This site might be paradise. Seated high above Sinks Canyon (which also os awesome!) it is nestled along the shores of an alpine lake. Quiet, peaceful, and just breathtaking. Be sure to bring a sturdy car/truck!

Breath taking scenery and great hiking!

Sinks Canyon is absolutely beautiful!! The campground is busy but quiet. The hiking and site seeing are amazing. I stayed in one of the yurts and loved it!

Great little camping spot

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.

Best option in Thermop

You can have pets on leash.  They are very strict about leashes.  Bathrooms very clean, has showers very clean.  Well kept.  Owners seemed polite and nice.  Very accommodating.

Great Mountain Creek Site

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.

Fantastic hot springs pool !

We have stayed here quite often over the past 30 years or so and thouroly enjoyed soaking for hours in enormous pools there .

A great place to hang out and relax in central Wyoming.

Free camping downtown

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.

Tight little campground.

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.

Camping Next to a Cascade

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.

Solid stop over to Grand Tetons from Colorado

Lot going on at this campground. Lake view a an extremely long train going through a mountain. Wild!

Several areas to choose from

Lots of different options to choose from on lake or on river…my favorite is the one right next to the tunnels. Plenty of wildlife to watch come down to river in the evening or early mornings. Kids love the train that runs thru the canyon.

Free camp with a view!

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.