Remote on the river

The access road is in good shape. There are not a lot of sites. There is pit toilets, picnic tables and fore rings. But not muc else.. If you are in the area, I highly recommend the Tongue Canyon River trail. Really real l y good

20 min. from Big Horn

It's a small park. Its great if you are needing a quiet overnight or a base to visit the Big Horn. Just know, you need to come prepared or drive to Sheridan. On Wed and Thurs there was no restaurant open (we only found 1 on "town". There is no grocery either. There is a smokey bar and a convenience store and a drive thru coffee shop. We didn't try the bakery. I would not pass this one by.

Tranquil spot by the river

Judy, the previous reviewer shared a lot of great details, so I won't repeat them.

What I can add is that Wy residents cost is $15 and non resident is $18 a night. Self pay station. Sites are not numbered. They are first come only. Sites along the river are not shaded. The others have plenty. There is a train track nearby. We only heard 2 though. One late afternoon and one before 10 pm. It was not loud enough to be annoying. Lastly, come prepared. When we were there on a Wed and Thurs., no restaurant open. There is no grocery. There is a gas station that has a few basics.

There is a great hike 20 min away outside of Dayton. Tongue River Canyon. Stunning.

Clean living

The entrance is next to a restaurant, just off the interstate. The whole park is super clean. Check-in, the store, laundromat and bathrooms are all in the one building. The bathroom is a little dated and the showers small (see video) There is a little road noise, but it didn't bother us. It really is a pretty little park. Not busy the first of May when we were here. Pro tip: don't just fly through Buffalo. Go downtown. See the Occidental Hotel inside. A must. Also, if you are a Longmire fan, this is where the author is from and there is an entire store of all things Longmire.

Everything you expect from a KOA

It's a typical KOA. Well maintained. Clean. Great showers/rest rooms. Close sites. Pool wasn't open yet. Store. Very friendly staff. Close to town and the interstate. Dog park. Playground. Some road noise. Propane. Wifi.

Hot Springs by the River

We went by, but ended up not staying. Not because of the park, but we wanted to be downtown this time. The new owners are working hard on maintenance and upgrades. Concrete pads. Full hookups. Shower house (needing updates, but understand they are in the works). Best of all? 1600 sq ft natural mineral hot springs pool!!! Heaven! Free if staying there, only $10 if not. Campground is right on the river surrounded by mountains. Only draw back is the train tracks across the river. Thank goodness trains don't run often.

2nd time around.

We stayed here 2 years ago. That is our test. Would we be back? The answer was yes. So, here we are in site #4. Staff is super friendly. Cute downtown, with health food store & brewery. Hot Springs State Park close. Recommend the free state mineral pools. Grocery store, dollar store and liquor store just a couple of blocks. Fast food within walking distance.

PROS:

  • Each site is pull thru sites, each with direct access from the main road.
  • Each site has a small concrete patio, table and small grill with beautiful grass.
  • Sites are gravel, except tent sites wich is beautiful lush grass.
  • Shower house with 2 stalls for toilet and showers ( see video). A little dated, but super clean.
  • Easy check-in
  • Reasonable cost for full hookups.
  • Convenient to everything
  • Laundromat less than 1 block $2 wash.
  • very good WIFI

CONS:

  • Right on the main road, but road noise was not bad.
  • Sites are close together
  • Bathrooms are a little dated, but clean.
Views for miles

The hosts are amazing. They bend over backwards to make you feel welcome and comfortable. They even brought a wifi repeater and installed next to our camper to insure we had a good signal. 20/30/50 amp available. Community water spicket. Shower- rustic and super clean. Large gathering spot to include fire pits, grill, tables. Stars for miles. The resident poodle, Griz, greets you daily. The Wind River Mountains are about 45 min. away. Worth the trip. PRO TIP: Do the waterfall hike. 3.4 mi. Round-trip. Hiking along the river canyon.

Peaceful beauty.

We were on the Wyoming side not too far the Buckboard Marina . About a 15 min. drive. We have a 30 ft class A RV and we tow a jeep. We parked at the marina and took the jeep to scout out a site. The " roads" are just dirt, some in better shape than others. So it was easier to be able to pick our spot in advance and then just go get the RV. We had an amazing spot right on the water. No other campers on site. The views are spectacular. Sunsets/sunrise breathing. And the dark skies were mesmerizing. Its desert like. The silence was deafening. There's no shade. We didn't see very many pit toilets. No shopping very close to where we were. Its a great place to boat or kayak. We saw lots of pronghorn sheep and deer. We don't fish so unsure about that. We can't wait to return.

Peaceful beauty.

We were on the Wyoming side not too far the Buckboard Marina . About a 15 min. drive. We have a 30 ft class A RV and we tow a jeep. We parked at the marina and took the jeep to scout out a site. The " roads" are just dirt, some in better shape than others. So it was easier to be able to pick our spot in advance and then just go get the RV. We had an amazing spot right on the water. No other campers on site. The views are spectacular. Sunsets/sunrise breathing. And the dark skies were mesmerizing. Its desert like. The silence was deafening. There's no shade. We didn't see very many pit toilets. No shopping very close to where we were. Its a great place to boat or kayak. We saw lots of pronghorn sheep and deer. We don't fish so unsure about that. We can't wait to return.

Late April - Crystal blue lakes

It snowed the night before our arrival, do the crystal blue lakes really stop out. The views were really good from most sites we could see. Of course, early in the season. There were only 2 other campers on this Thursday.
Pros: some electric sites, nice hiking, great fishing, kayaking/SUP, really pretty welcome lodge, generous size sites most with lake and mountain views. We did see cabins. Park is very clean. Close to 2 major interstates but you feel like you are in the backcountry. Cons: no water at sites, but fill Station available. Only pit toilets. Expensive- electric sites $27 PLUS $12 per day per vehicle. $96 for annual non residents pass for 1 vehicle.

Great location

This KOA is like most we have stayed in. Close sites. Not as modern as some. Not as rustic as some. You can't beat the location or the price. The showers were dated,, but clean. Check-in was easy and quick. Very friendly and helpful. There are some craft breweries close by. I used as a home base to do 4 nights on the AT. Amazing hiking in the area.

Everything you could want

I was born in SC and my parents retired just across the NC state line. I have camped most of my life. I am ashamed to say this was my first time here, but it won't be my last. Fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, birding. All that combined with quiet serenity. The host was wonderful. The bathrooms were dated, but clean. Hot Showers. You are also within a short drive to Travelors Rest or about 45 min - 1 hr to Greenville. Greenville. SC. A great day trip. Ashville is also worth a drive to visit Biltmore.

Fabulous sunsets. Fabulous campground

Pulling in, we were welcomed by a herd of 23 deer grazing in the common areas. This is one of the prettiest sites we've stayed in. SUP / kayaking, fishing, boating, biking and new friends abundant here. Bathhouse ok, although cool in March. Definitely would love to return. $24 night w/e. $12 with Interagency Senior Pass.

White sandy beaches

It was really early in the season, mid April, and too cold (snow) for most, so the campground was empty. The madern bathhouse wasn't open yet, but pit toilets were available. Showers are by tokens (aka paid ). Everything was clean. Sites could have been more level, but they are doable. Picnic tables at each site. Prices are $34 plus daily pass of $6/$8 resident/nonresident. Nice playground for the kiddos. If you are tenting or car camping, there are miles of dispersed camping right on the beach for only $12 night. Beautiful white sandy beaches.

Lakefront beauty

Mid April, we were one of a handful of campers. We had our pick of sites at Lake Ogallala located at the base of the dam. We selected 38. Due to the high winds and cold, we weren't able to kayak/SUP as planned, but it would be a good place. Also, great places on the other side of the dam. The bath house was open, but not the showers, which are pay by the way. There are also Porta Pottys in addition to the 1 modern bathhouse. The tree shaded sites are pretty level, but the tree rooms have buckled a lot of them. There is no dump station here, you have to go down the road to Little Thunder, but no extra charge. Speaking of charges, its pretty pricey. Sites $32 Plus a separate daily park pass. State residents $6. Nonresident $8. Lastly, the campground is next to a huge open pasture with lots of cows grazing. We didn't notice any smell, though. We would stay again

White Sandy Beaches

The campground is open all year, but the restroom isn't. The sites are not level but definitely doable. Not a lot of shade in the center of the loop. Most of the Lakefront sites do. There is a great playground. Showers are by token. Beautiful white sandy beaches close by. In Lake McConaughy RA you can camp anywhere within the state park for $12, it doesn't have to be an actual site!  So lots of people camped on the beach along the water. Probably very quiet and pleasant and budget friendly.

Incredible sunsets

Denby was one of our favorites. In early March it was really quite. Lakefront site with incredible sunsets. The facilities were clean and more than adequate. I was able to launch my SUP within a short walk to the boat launch. Great place to ride bikes. There is a decent hike to the neighboring campground. We saw tons of deer everyday in the campground.

Site by the creek

Being a first come, we showed up early and got a great shaded site on the creek. The sites are tight, but clean. No showers were available. We hiked to Hot Springs and to the Tower from the camoground.

Shadey large sites

In March, the place was a ghost town which was nice. We had a site w/e lakefront site. It was so peaceful. We found some really great hiking close by.