Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Encampment River Campground

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
Price
$10.00
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Encampment River Campground is located in Wyoming
Latitude
41.1835 N
Longitude
-106.7968 W
Get Directions
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.
2 Reviews of Encampment River Campground
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.

First to Review
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.