Just north of Saratoga, Wy. Is Saratoga lake, and the aptly named Saratoga Lake Campground. It has tiers of camp sites mostly set up for RV'S but a few towards the water which tent campers will be comfortable. It has vault toilets on either side of it and a playground near the main entrance. A boat ramp is also by the entrance. There is not much privacy and vitually zero shade, but the views of the sparse landscape and the abundance of birds and other wildlife life mitigates that. Town is not far away, along with the natural hot springs the town is famous for. Fishing is in abundance from not only the lake but the Platte River known for its blue ribbon trout waters. All in all the positive charms outweigh the slight drawbacks of this spot. Enjoy.
Just outside Saratoga Springs, this campground has the basics on a lake. Tent sites are out in the open with no privacy and few trees for hanging a hammock. However, there are pretty good views of the lake. Sites have picnic tables and fire pits, and the vault toilet was pretty basic. If you need a shower, go into town to the free hot springs and take a shower for free (altho in a very prison like atmosphere). Be sure to spend some time in the hot springs pools, or go down to the river to soak in cooler water. Plenty of restraunts in town to get a great bite to eat, and there is even a microbrewery at the local spa/lodge/resort.
I stayed here on a bicycle tour across American in 2016 and again while driving across later in 2016. There are basic services, bathroom at the time only as they were doing something with the water. however the campground is situated next to a lake and offers a stay for a reasonable price. There is a nearby hotspring where you can enjoy a soak and a shower as well as laundry and food options in the town.
Beautiful views of the Rockies down in Colorado and the plains stretching out east, plus the nearby rock formations at Medicine Bow. Excellent area to get that backcountry experience just a few feet from your car.
This campground has a sandy beach, mountain views, prairie nearby, and wildlife. Simple but nice camping, mostly RVs/campers and people with boats. We came by road bike, which was not too fun for the last little while on the dirt roads (but it should be accessible to any vehicle unless heavy rains were recent). The town of Saratoga isn’t too far and has a few restaurants (got good steak there but I forget the name of the place). Great Wyo/Colo border feeling to this site.
To me, it seems as though a sandy beach on a lake and mountains can't possibly go together….i was so wrong! This place was cool! We were there on a weekend and didn't find it busy at all. I only saw one boat on the lake and that's it. The water is beautiful, the swimming is great, and the lake is big. I'm a fan and I'll definitely come back!
Friend and I did a spur of the moment road trip down through the Snowies. We stopped Sunday night, drove into town to find the bath house (free hot spring, freaking awesome!). We drove a mile north, found the campgrounds, made camped and passed out. Woke up the next morning to a beautiful sunrise on a steaming lake with tons of different birds (pelicans to meadowlarks), went back to the bath house (again, FREE!!) and drove about 10 minutes to the beginning of the snowy range access. Beautiful, amazing site.