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Established Camping

Tail Race Campground


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The Tail Race Campground features three campsites with fire rings and a vault toilet. This campground is wedged between Fontenelle Reservoir and Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, and so makes a fantastic site for birding, fishing, or non-motorized water sports. Historically, this area was a gathering place for trappers during their annual rendezvous, and the modern day explorer can still see the lure of such a rich and welcoming area.

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Tail Race Campground is located in Wyoming

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Located 1/4 mile south of Fontenelle Reservoir on the east side of the Green River. To access the campground, travel east on Highway 372 for one mile, cross the Green River Bridge, then immediately turn north for four miles. Turn west before the dam to the river and go one mile further.


Kemmerer Field Office 430 North Highway 189
Kemmerer, WY 83101


42.0244 N
110.0609 W

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Carrie C.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2017

Ranger Review: Primus ETA Lite Stove at Tailrace Campground

Campground Review: Location, location, location! The campground is on the banks of the Green River, just below the Fontenelle Reservoir Dam, with world class fishing. The flow is currently 9,000 cfs (June 29, 2017) so the Green River is moving fast, which makes fishing challenging.

The campground itself leaves more to be desired, but it is FREE. The picnic tables are in need of a fresh coat of paint, but are sturdy. Each site is a little different, some have nice large rock fire pits and some have cement fixtures and metal grills. During the week it was not busy, but the lower campgrounds along the Green River were much busier.

Product Review: Primus ETA Lite Gas Stove

Occasionally the Dyrt offers gear to top reviewers to demo. Today I had the opportunity to test the Primus ETA Lite gas stove. This stove is my new favorite piece of camping gear! It is compact and light ans boils water in a hurry! I have used by boyfriends Jetboil before an I like the Primus stove much better. It is simple to assemble, ignites with the first click and boils water faster. It is smaller than the Jetboil, but that makes it easier to squeeze in your pack when camping in the high country. 5 STARS for the Primus ETA Lite Stove!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tail Race Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on, Tail Race Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Tail Race Campground?

According to campers on, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is good.