There are 24 sites in Popo Agie Campground (see campground map). Several at the lower end are walk-in tent campsites. Tents or campers can be used at all other sites. Large RV sites are very limited. There are no showers or hook-ups.
Most summers there is a camp host at both Popo Agie and Sinks Campgrounds.
Showers are available for a small fee in Lander at the community swimming pool (The Bruce Gresly Aquatic Center) during open swimming hours. Call 307-332-2272 for information on hours.
All camping in the canyon is first come first served – there is no reserving of sites.
All camping is primitive camping: tables, fire rings and pit toilets. There is drinking water available at all campgrounds, but no hookups.
Firewood is provided to campers on the state park (donation suggested).
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.
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.
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!
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.
I was looking to avoid Yellowstone because I’m traveling with a dog. I looked for national forest land that would take me around. Sinks Canyon State Park was perfectly placed so we headed here. The visitor center was very helpful and pointed us to a few camping options. I asked which one the ranger preferred and he went to Popo Agie right away.
The campground is right on the road - 20 feet over and 20 down. However the road only goes to the state park and into national forest. The roar of the river (20 feet to the other side) masks the minimal vehicles.
Augie, the camp host, immediately waved me over. We talked about my teardrop and his bus conversion. He pointed to the last two spots with shade. One was taken so I took site 5.
The site is a straight paved line. There is a wood chip square for a tent. The fire pit and picnic table are on a gravel pad. Just beyond that is the river. What a wonderful sound to relax to!
There is a group camp closer to town and another state park campground further down the road. Is those are full, national forest campgrounds are further on but the pavement ends. There are yurts interspersed with the campsites. Vault toilets and garbage/recycling bins are nearby. Water is down the entrance road in one central location.
Hiking trails start across the bridge in camp. You can also drive down the road and find more challenging routes. A playground is by the group site.
An interesting discovery is to see where the river sinks into the ground and then reappears a quarter mile down the mountain. Dye tests show it takes 2 hours to go the distance - leaving speculation as to what happens in between. The heat was in during the day - 97 in town and a few less in camp. It cools down to the 50’s overnight. The sites have diverse configurations. This is a great place - just get a site with some shade.
I took my 4 teens and 3 dogs tent camping here last summer and it was the best of the best. The surroundings are magnificent. The nature trail was fun. The campsites are spaced away from each other so as to enjoy privacy. We could have stayed longer it was wonderful.
They have recycling!! This is the first campground I've stayed at that had recycling bins!
For Wyoming residents, cost is only $6.00 a vehicle. Not per site. It is $11 if you are from out of state which is still more reasonable than the surrounding forest service campgrounds. What a bargain!
This campground is very clean and in a beautiful setting with big limestone cliffs on one side and the Popo Agie river and forests on the other. The Sinks of the Popo Agie isn't far from camp, about a mile and the Visitors Center is located there.The rise is about another half mile away and has the biggest trout I've ever seen! The climbing in the area is spectacular! There are hiking trails galore in the state park and in the Shoshone National Forest.
It is my experience that state parks have the cleanest campgrounds! They clean the ashes out of each fire pit between each new camper. The pits toilets are stocked and maintained.
They have 3 yurts you can rent! Cost is $40 plus the $6/11 state park fee. Reservations can be made at www. Sinkscanyonstatepark.org
there is a very cool suspension bridge crossing the Popo Agie that takes you to a hiking/mountain biking loop in the forest.
Such a cool place! Check it out!