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Friend Park

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National Forest

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

Set at the base of Laramie Peak, the tallest peak in the North Laramie Range and a waypoint for Oregon Trail migrants, the campground has trail access to both the Laramie Peak Trail and Friend Park Trail for non-motorized users. At 7400' elevation, there are 11 campsites of which three are walk in access/tent use only (parking available up above). Motorized users of the Laramie Peak Trail will find the trailhead just 1/4 mile from the campground. Friend Park Trail is not open to motorized use. Fishing is available in the adjacent Friend Creek and surrounding beaver ponds. It is managed by the Douglas Ranger District.

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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Water Hookups

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fThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2023

Small campground for the night

Not the best campground we’ve ever been to, but seemed pretty quiet with only 3 other spots taken while we were there. Fairly close together if you’ve got neighbors but also some walk in sites for tents which were a little further down from the main sites. Small creek closeby on the trial about 2 mins from the campground so we were able to wash off. There was a spigot in the campground but you pump it, it came out yellow at the beginning so make sure you pump it well before using - we boiled it when it became clearer anyway just to be sure. Would not recommend getting to this campsite from the south roads/ unpaved if you have anything less than a 4WD. We nearly didn’t make it to tell the tale with our 2WD. Dirt & paved roads from the north were better but still keep in mind they’re dirt/ gravel.

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Month of VisitOctober
David C.
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2023

Winter Camping

We camped here late November 2022 and it was awesome / very cold. beautiful scenery, slight rough road going in. had dead timber around for fire. would easily camp here again.

Month of VisitDecember
Shane P.
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2021

Great hidden gem

Friend park was an absolute hidden gem. We only live about and hour away and had planned to camp in esterbrook. Well they were full and we saw a sign for Friend Park and figured, why not. I almost turned around because it was taking so long I thought I was lost. The road is very bumpy in spots. I did see people taking an RV there but if it was my money, I sure wouldn't. There are only 10 spots, first come first serve. There are bears in the area and no bear boxes so you will need to keep things locked in your car. It's a great view of laramie peak and you are surrounded by pine trees. It was a nice surprise to find friend park.

Location

Friend Park is located in Wyoming

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Directions

From Douglas, take WY 94 17 miles south continuing onto Esterbrook Road (County Road 5) 11 miles south to Esterbrook. Turn right on Esterbrook Road (County Road 5) southwest for another 15 miles.  Turn left on Forest Road 671 for 2 miles and then left onto Forest Road 661 for 1 mile to the campground.  Transit time 1 1/2+ hours. From Rock River, take US 30 / US 287 north 3 miles, turn right on Fetterman Road (County Road 61) for 33.6 miles.  Turn right on Garrett Road (County Road 713) for 6.7 miles and then left on Bear Creek Road (County Road 77) for 7.8 miles.  Continue on Forest Road 671 for 6 miles and then turn right on Friend Park Road 1 mile to the campground.  Transit time 2+ hours. This site is usually not accessable by vehicle from mid-October to mid-May.  Converse and Abany County normally does not maintain County Roads in the Friend Park Area from 1 Nov to 1 May.  Bear Creek road is single lane and rough when it is open.  

Coordinates

42.25700047 N
105.485 W

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