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Established Camping

Encampment River Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

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 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.

Fee Info

$10 per campsite per night

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Location

Encampment River Campground is located in Wyoming

Detail location of campground

Directions

From I-80, go south on SH130 39 miles to Encampment. Follow the highway through town, where it becomes SH70. Follow it about another 1/4 mile and turn south on CR353 (gravel). Go about 1 mile south and take the left fork onto BLM Road 3407 another 3/4 mile to the campground. Do not attempt to drive this road when it's muddy because it's steepness and depth of mud may make it temporarily impossible to get out again.

Address

Rawlins Field Office 1300 North Third Street
Rawlins, WY 82301

Coordinates

41.18348 N
106.79685 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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6 Reviews

GoWhereYouAreDraw N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2023

Nice secluded spots with trees next to the river

With a total of 8 well-maintained sites, each equipped with picnic tables and fire rings, this campground strikes the perfect balance between comfort and wilderness. The availability of essential facilities like a vault toilet and trash cans makes roughing it a bit easier. Plus, the added convenience of a boat ramp is a definite bonus for those looking to get out on the water. 

Whether you're in a small rig or a larger one, you're covered here. There's a convenient pull-through site for ease of access, and the remaining spots can easily accommodate rigs between 20 to 25 feet. What's more, most of the sites are nestled beneath the cool shade of majestic trees, offering a cozy respite from the sun. The combination of well-equipped sites, riverside tranquility, and a touch of shade makes for an decent camping experience.

  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., August 24, 2023
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., August 24, 2023
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., August 24, 2023
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SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2021

Quiet Campground

Nice and quiet right along the river. Excellent hiking in the area. Very small fish but fun to catch and release. I will return.

Site7
Month of VisitAugust
Liz M.
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2021

Great place to get away

If you like camping, rafting, and fishing, then this is the perfect site! We've gone back year after year and it never disappoints. Each site has a picnic table, a fire pit, and a drive way that can squeeze 2 cars and trailers if they aren't huge. You have to find flat ground to set your tent on, but it exists. We love that there is a boat ramp right on site so we can push off from there and go as far as we want. There is some firewood, but bring an axe to break it down. Each pit has a grilling platform which makes it easy to grill out. Freshwater can be filled at the gas station in town for free. They are super nice and make sure to purchase something from there at least once during the trip. Dogs are allowed but most people don't have theirs on a leash, so be aware if you dog is one that may not get along with others well. The bathrooms are a toilet over a hole in the ground. Bring extra TP just in case. There are some great hiking areas around as well, just be aware of bears, mountain lions, and moose. Absolutely love this site; can't wait to go back this summer.

SiteVarious
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Liz M., March 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Liz M., March 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Liz M., March 22, 2021
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Buz S.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2020

Great riverside BLM Campground

Fell into this place for two one night and stayed two. We had the first site on the left and the river was our backyard. All other other sites are on the river except two.

We are in a 24’ Class C and dirt road and steep approach were not a problem. Other campers were in trailers (nothing huge) and/or tents. Many of the sites could handle a trailer and tents.

Great place to chill.

(No water nor power and I did not see the vault toilet mentioned, but I wasn’t looking for it. They do have trash containers.)

  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Buz S., July 9, 2020
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Buz S., July 9, 2020
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Buz S., July 9, 2020
Derek S.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2019

Easy access

Great campground right on the river. Lots and of access for fishing and a great trail hike along the river that stretched for miles. Despite being just outside town. The campground feels remote.

  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Derek S., July 29, 2019
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Derek S., July 29, 2019
Annie C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2019

Pretty with no services

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.

Site7
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Annie C., June 1, 2019
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Annie C., June 1, 2019
  • Review photo of Encampment River Campground by Annie C., June 1, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there cell phone reception at Encampment River Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is poor, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is unknown.