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.
Best place to start dispersed camping!! Amazing rock formations, hiking and biking trails all over…
- BRING YOUR OWN DRINKING WATER AND A LOT! (Well water, but a lot of minerals that you can see with..)
- It can be warm or cold.. but it is always windy; so windy at times that it feels like your tent all fly away..
- Close to the highway, so some sites, beware of highway sound and car passing
- Amazing sites, especially for dispersed camping!!
- Bathroom is basic/ decent. TP but no hand wash station!
- Location location location!! Can’t wait to do another short camping trip!
- So much to explore! Do visit Hidden Falls! Round trip about 3 hours with kids and bring plenty of water. Kids will totally enjoy the stream and water fall area!
It’s an awesome place to chill, and explore. Turtle Rock trailhead connects to Vedauwoo campground. Boulders in your campsite. Great for kids, and climbers alike. Loud at night from I-80 and windy. But you can’t move I-80, and it’s Wyoming.
Winds were rough however when no wind it was perfect. Make sure to heavy heavy duty stakes and tie down your tent.
We were driving out to Oregon and decided to stay the night here since it’s not too far off the interstate. The site was fairly secluded and interstate noise was not bad for how close it was. We plan to go again and try some biking and hiking in the area. $5 with national park pass ($10 without). No water.
The dyrt has some old info on their overview page, there are no reservations - it is first come first serve, there is no water hookups, but there are several water spickets that are available when the water quality meets standards for drinking water - sometimes water is not available (check USDA Vadauwoo Camprround site for up to date info).
The sites are a combination of back-in, pull-offs, and walk into tent camping sites. All afford amazing views of the unique rock formations and easy access to hiking, climbing and repelling sites within the area.
Nice spot. Beautiful scenery. Minimal parking though. Most spots are level and paved. Lots of hiking trails
This campground had great facilities and sites, especially for only$10 nightly. If you stay at the loop furthest from the highway, you feel like you’re deeper in wildness because you no longer see or hear the highway traffic. We camped here because it’s so close to the nearby world-class rock climbing. It did get pretty windy during or stay(gusts up to 30mph) but otherwise our stay in mid-August had comfortable temperatures. The bathrooms were pristine. Campsites has ample distance between each other and we had no issues with noisy neighbors. Plenty of well-behaved dogs - dogs are allowed everywhere as long as they are leashed. Unfortunately the water hookup has been off for a couple seasons, so you need to drive 15 minutes away to get potable water. The scenery is beautiful during the day and night. We plan to stay here again!
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.