The Encampment River Campground is a great location near the Encampment River for fishing, floating and hiking the Encampment River Trail. The campground has 8 campsites, vault toilet, day use parking and a foot trail. Each campsite features a picnic table, fire ring or grill, sandy tent pad,and parking space. No pull-throughs please and horses are not allowed in the campground. . Bring potable water and firewood. Camping season of use is typically June through mid-November. The trail is open to hikers year round. No motor vehicles are allowed on the trail. Camping fees are $10 per campsite per night.
The riparian area has cottonwoods, willows, juniper, wild rose, grasses and sagebrush. Visitors will see a variety of wildlife including bald eagles, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, mule deer, grouse, rattlesnakes. Both rainbow trout and brown trout are abundant.
A pretty and small campground right on the Encampment River. There is a boat ramp just before you come to the campground. There are only about 8 or so sites, first come first serve, and super cheap at $10. Sites have picnic tables and fire pits, but watch for signs prohibiting fires when its dry. Most sites also had nice trees for hammocks. A few sites enable you to have some privacy with nice understory in-between sites. There is a nice trail along the river that obviously was made by anglers, but you can go for some ways before it petters out. There is a vault toilet that was fairly well maintained, but there is no water available at this campground, so you better be bringing all that you will need. No one had trailers here so I am guessing either they don't know about this site, can't get them safely down the road (it is steep and has a good twist or two in it), or they are not permitted. The river is COLD and fast, though not deep near the campground. I would not advise wading out too deep.