Set in the rolling sage grasslands of the Great Divide Basin, this reservoir becomes a watery oasis under the bright summer skies. Fishing for trout in the reservoir and surrounding streams is good; this is also a popular non-motorized water sports area.
This is a free site with 5 campsites, vault toilets, boat ramp, and day use parking. Campsites have picnic tables, fire ring/grills, and parking spurs with no pull-throughs. No horses allowed in campground. Typical use season is from June 1st through November 15 because access roads become impassable after heavy rain and snow belt wherein they get extremely muddy.
Decent campground far away from town. There are a limited number of sites but it is FREE! Only downside is that is super windy there! I felt like I was going to blow away, even with the wind barrier that’s at each site.
Not much to do here but a nice place to stay on your way through Wyoming.
We were the only people there…
20 minutes south of Rawlins on a dirt road. It is a small lake with a boat dock 2 vault toilets and a small campground and that is it. If you like solitude this place was great, set in rolling sagebrush prairie of Wyoming. We stopped there just for the night on our way to Yellowstone. A storm came through as the sun went down so no night sky to view. It did get quite windy. Watch those camp fires!
Stopped to cook dinner and camp while on the way home from Ft Collins. This site was a very pleasant surprise. We parked on the far camp site by the reservoir, with no one but ourselves and the stars, and maybe a few coyotes in the distance. I expected it to be busy because it’s the thick of hunting season, but even if it was there are plenty of nice, big sites with fire rings and some even have grills. Two vault toilets as well and a small boat ramp.
Built a small fire but made sure it was dead out before bed, which was especially fortunate because the wind whipped up something fierce overnight. If you’ve even been on the nearby section of 80 you know how strong those winds can be. Don’t leave anything out overnight either; we’re lucky we still had our chairs and dog water bowl in the morning.
Great site and we will definitely stay again. Maybe you’ll see us there!
I have brought my tent here for an overnight stay and also brought my modular kayak to fish from. The lake was clean, had a great breeze, and had great fishing as well. It's a nice area for a mountain bike trip if you don't mind making your own path.