The Washakie Ranger District is administered from the ranger district office at 333 East Main Street in Lander, Wyoming. Lander is located at the foothills of the eastern slopes of the Wind River Mountains. Lander is home to the National Outdoor Leadship School and the Lander Brew Fest. Sinks Canyon State Park - where the Popo Agie River mysteriously disappears - is nearby.
This is a pretty great setup! Camping in the City Park is FREE and limited to 3 days. This place gets busy during festivals which occur with some regularity on the summer weekends. I'd check beforehand unless that's the reason you're there! There is a area for trailers. Tents can be pitched on the lawn area. It's a park with nice lawns which are watered regularly so there is the sprinkler obstacle.
Flush toilets are available and water. The park has a volleyball area and horseshoe pits. There are covered picnic areas. No fires allowed, but there are grill available for cooking.
Great place, close to adventure with town amenities readily available!
Bears are present, please be vigilant with your food and smelly goods.
Campsites are dispersed. Some have firepits and tent pads built. All accessible with a 2WD car. Amazing views, but still warm in September. Great climbing location also.
I have determined that Lander WY is the friendliest city in America… plus, they let you camp for FREE up to three nights in their city (town) park. There are restrooms with flushing toilets and running water. Nice soft green grass to set your tent up in. I recommend getting a burger from the Lander Bar when you visit!
There are picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and lots of trees.
And sprinklers… be aware, you might get a wet tent (see video)