The campground is composed of two loops, winding around the boulders, slabs and cliffs of the Vedauwoo rock formation which comprises 10 square miles of weathered Sherman granite. There are 28 campsites with tables, fire rings, trash pick up and vault toilets. This area is constructed to blend in with the natural beauty of the surroundings. The vegetation is a variety of Limber pine, Engleman spruce, Douglas fir and Aspen.
The general area was once used as a hideout for outlaws. Native Americans thought playful spirits piled up the boulders. All the tent sites are walk-ins and some of them are so secluded, one might feel the "outlaw's spirit." There is access to rock climbing and a nature trail through the rocks.
It is located in the Pole Mountain area and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.
Wowsa! Those rock formations are stunning! The campground was great - plenty of campsites and lovely trails to hike. We were even visited by a moose and her calf on our first night! The ranger is very friendly and helpful. The water is shut off for 2019 so be prepared to bring your own. Laramie is just a quick jaunt down I-80 which is nice if you forget anything. My only complaint was the highway noise. It was such a bummer to hear semi trucks and car engines and even the train rather than the peace and quiet you normally experience while camping. Other than that…we loved it!
Great campground with incredible views. They had secluded spots off the road 50' or so and spots right along the road for easy access. Pit toilets only & no electricity but they did have hydrants for water.
This is a great little campground with sites dispersed throughout the area. These are free sites. However when we pulled in after dark it was hard to tell what was day use only and what was available for camping. There was a sign near where we camped that said “authorized overnight parking” and there was also a no camping sign. So We were a little confused. But otherwise it was a great basic site without hookups.
A quaint, yet special area. The view alone is worth camping. Me and a few friends get together their every summer to enjoy climbing the amazing surrounding rock formations, relax in hammock ladder we set up through the trees, and hike the awesome trails.
This is our go to campground coming from Denver. It's only 1.5 hours away and it offers biking, hiking, and climbing galore. We love to come in the Fall when the Aspens are changing and we always find ourselves pretty secluded here. There are other people in the sites but we haven't felt overrun yet.
awesome campground with vault toilets, fire ring and picnic tables. BRING WATER.
I’m not a climber but enjoyed watching others.
The campground was great overall and well maintained. Showed up to it and we did find a lot of trash scattered. Other than that it was close to some great climbing and hiking.
This place is fantastic and easy to get to. Located right off I-80 and less than 20 miles from Laramie WY.
Campground Review: We arrived on the Friday afternoon of Father’s Day weekend, and there were a few tent sites available. All sites are $10.00-- If just visiting the park, there is a $5.00 day use fee. There are two loops that both accommodate large RV's down to tents. We chose a pack-in tent site that was down a trail about an 1/8 mile surrounded by the granite rock formations the area is know for. It was kind of tucked away from the rest of the campers in the area. Even way back in here, they had a very nice picnic table and metal fire rings with a grill for use. The campground was very clean. In the main area, there are restrooms and drinking water available. The camp host was very helpful with directions. (wish I could recall his name) He gave us some trail maps of the area. There are multiple mountain biking trails which we had a ball exploring. They are open to hikers and horseback riders as well so be aware and be courteous. The area is very well known for off-width rock climbing. There Is a wall of sport climbing and many boulder projects. Be aware the granite can flake off so use established routes.
Restrooms were tidy and well stocked with TP. there is water available near the restroom area.
The Badger Creek Fire was currently burning to the south causing a lot of smoke in the area. There was not a fire ban at the time we visited.
There Is free dispersed camping nearby. See Vedauwoo Road Dispersed Camping for my review of that area.
Gear Review: Occasionally the Dyrt will offer gear to test out and demo on a camping trip. I was lucky to have the opportunity to test and review theICEMULE Pro size Large 23L backpack cooler https://icemulecoolers.com/collections/pro-coolers/products/the-icemule-pro-large This cooler is amazing! I was skeptical at first. I let my teenage daughter use it prior to this trip on a beach outing and it is now the new favorite cooler for these girls! They raved about it! The ICEMULE Pro 23L held 10 pounds of ice and 10+ beverages and our food that needed kept cold. There was still ice In the bottom 2 1/2 days later when we returned home. The website says this will hold an 18 pack of beer, I don’t doubt that. Since we were camped at a pack In site, being able to pack In our cold stuff like a backpack was a great feature! We were even able to pack everything out between the two of us In just one trip! Normally a cooler of this capacity would require a singe trip for 1 or possibly 2 people. The cooler seals by rolling the opening down and buckling it closed. No zippers or latches. There is an air vent you can blow into to create additional insulation for the cooler. The cooler also folds/rolls down to a compact size when not in use. This cooler is easy to use, a dream to pack anywhere you need a cooler, and most Importantly: keeps stuff COLD! This is now an every trip favorite item! And they are currently on sale (20% off!) on the ICEMULE website!
Near the beehive climbing area, there is free dispersed camping.
We stayed here 2 nights, frost on the ground in the mornings. A short approach to climbing, about 15 minutes to the crag. We shared the crag with a outdoor school program.
We ran into some hunters while camping here, but had no issues.
Love Vedawoo! Easy drive from Denver and a climbers paradise. For fewer crowds drive past the Campground and dispersed camp on national forest land. Check out Beehive Buttress one exit farther if you are a sport climber!