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Bow River

3 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

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…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 36 ft.

Reviews

3 Reviews of Bow River

Ratings Breakdown

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Aaron B.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

Survived Mosquitoes

The area and campground are nice. Right on the River and the sites are relatively level. But damn there were a lot of mosquitoes. I don’t mean like a few dozen or hundreds… I mean millions. It was like a horror movie with them covering the windows of our RV and then sneaking down the Refrigerator…

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Month of VisitJuly
Amber A.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

True nature experience

This is on the edge of the main part of Medicine Bow National forest, not too far from interstate 80. The Medicine Bow river runs through camp. Make sure to get a map (or download) so you can get around all the paved and dirt roads around here. Apparently this is a great area for ATVs but we didn’t…

Michelle  E.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

Tranquil and quiet!

I wasn't sure what to expect when we went camping over the 4th of July, but it wasn't this! I am not the biggest fan of campgrounds because they are usually packed, noisy and not a fun way to 'get away from it all'. This campsite was perfect though, as there were only a couple of other groups…

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Location

Bow River is located in Wyoming

Directions

From Saratoga, WY take the Snowy Range Highway east 20 miles to Forest Road 100. Turn onto Forest Road 100 and drive approximately 20 miles to the Bow River campground. This is a slow drive. From Elk Mountain, WY take Carbon County Road 101 south to the National Forest boundary. Continue on Road 101 to Forest Road 100, approximately 2 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 100 and watch for the campground in less than .5 mile.

Coordinates

41.51300086 N
106.37100027 W

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About This Campground

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.    

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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