Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Equestrian
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Water Unknown
About Big Sandy Campground

This campground is located at the north end of the Big Sandy Opening, along Big Sandy Creek approximately 60 miles southeast of Pinedale, Wyoming. It is a smaller campground, with 4 sites in the main loop and additional site near the Stock Trailhead for those visitors with horses. The campground is located next to Big Sandy Trailhead, which leads some of the most popular destinations in the Bridger Wilderness. Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and photography. This is a primitive campground, there is no drinking water and you are required to pack out your own trash. Proper Food Storage is required.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Big Sandy Campground is located in Wyoming
Latitude
42.6878 N
Longitude
-109.2708 W
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Directions
From the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming, head south on United States Highway 191 (US-191) for about 12 miles, then turn left on Wyoming State Highway 353 (WY-353) and drive approximately 15.5 miles where WY-353 transitions into Big Sandy-Elkhorn Road/Country Road 118. Continue for another 12 miles and then make a left turn onto Lander Cutoff Road/County Road 132 (CR-132). Follow for CR-132 for 7 miles, then turn left onto Big Sandy Opening Road/Forest Service Road 370850(FS-370850) and drive for 9.7 miles and then make a right at the fork and Big Sandy Campground is on the right at the end of the road. Approximate travel details from Pinedale, Wyoming: 45 miles, 1 hour and 12 minutes.
2 Reviews of Big Sandy Campground
Big Sandy Opening dispersed site

The area is a vast wonderland, endless in its possibilities for recreational opportunities. Fishing, Hiking or just relaxing and contemplating on how great life is right at this second. 1st off, you are on your own, no stores or markets to aid you if you forgot something. Pack wisely. 2nd temperatures can vary wildly in Wyoming, especially at altitude, so be prepared for cool nights and when day hiking. Skeeters can be fierce. Pack out everything and leave it better than you found it. Our camp was Dry primitive camp with a preestablished rock fire ring right by the river. Not much shade but that was fine. Up the road would be a good flat place for RV's as ours had a small spring which may cause trailers to get hung up on. There is a lodge, but I don't know if it has anything for sale besides cabins. Be prepared for a long fairly decent maintained dirt road. Enjoy.

First to Review
Great hiking access to Wind River mountains and Cirque of the Towers

One of the most incredible mountain ranges in the U.S. Hesitant to even post about this so as not to give it away.