About Scab Creek Trailhead Campground
The Scab Creek Recreation Area is located in a beautiful and secluded lodge pole pine setting at 8,200 feet tucked in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains. There are nine campsites with fire pits and picnic tables. This is a free site. Trail leads south through BLM lands, then into the wilderness past Scab Lake to a multitude of lovely alpine lakes. The site is open from May 1st through November 15th. There are biting flys and mosquitoes from June through mid-August. This is Bear country. ACTIVITIES Climbing Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Picnicking
Bureau of Land Management
Scab Creek Trailhead Campground is located in Wyoming
The campground is 12 miles south of Pinedale on US 191, then 7 miles east on WY Road 353 and 7 miles north on gravel BLM road 5423.
2 Reviews of Scab Creek Trailhead Campground
We visited Scab Creek Campground during the 2017 Eclipse. This area offers an abundance of hiking trails, backcountry lakes, and granite rock climbing. We hiked into the Scab Creek Buttress and did some trad climbing. Oh, yeah, and the Eclipse was amazing!
This is a FREE campground! There are about 10 sites that are well spaced. There is one group campsite. We chose site 4 for our visit and I think it is the only site without a nice elevated fire pit with grill. Boo. It did have a rock fire ring that needed some TLC before it was usable. (I did take photos of the fire pit/grills from the other sites) Each site had a nice sturdy picnic table, some heavy wooden and some were nicer cement. There is a pump for potable water. It looks like a fire has gone through the campground several years ago, a lot of new growth, but not a lot of big trees at the far end of the campground. There is a separate horse area with paddocks for your animals about 1/2 mile from the campground. I believe you can camp there as well. There is a large parking area at the trail head.
First to Review
Great amount of room. A pad for horses with a gate you can lock. Bring your own lock though. Fire rings and put. Tough road to get a trailer up to so be mindful of that before the drive. The trail wasn't passable in early June.