Wyoming is one of the most beautiful states in our nation. Whether you visit Yellowstone National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Bighorn National Forest or one of the many other fantastic places to visit in Wyoming, there is no shortage of sights and places to camp. So if you are heading to Wyoming in your RV or van, make sure you plan your stops in advance! There are plenty of great campgrounds throughout the state, but how do you choose one to stay at? Through our research and personal travels, we have compiled a list of what we think are the best campgrounds across the state. So, without further ado – the best campgrounds in Wyoming.
Lazy Acres Campground & Motel
The shady, grassy campsites of Lazy Acres Campground & Motel are located on the banks of the Encampment River in the eponymous town of Riverside, Wyoming. Staying in one of the well-maintained campsites is the best way to enjoy the natural surroundings, but if you are a little more timid, rest assured that the comfortable motel rooms will meet your lodging needs. On-site amenities include WiFi and cable TV.
The location of Indian Campground at the intersection of I-90 and I-25 is perfect for accessing a variety of Wyoming’s most popular attractions, including the Big Horn Mountains, Cloud Peak Scenic Byway and historic Bozeman Trail. Nature lovers will be thrilled by the abundance of flora and fauna to be seen in the area, from pronghorn antelope to elk to spring wildflowers. The campground is open from mid-April to mid-October, so do not miss your window to visit!
Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch
We can guarantee that you have never experienced anything like this campsite. To call it just a campground would almost be doing it a disservice, as Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch is a combination camping/glamping site and trout hatchery. During your stay here, you can catch your own dinner, even without a fishing license, and the camp staff will clean and pack your fish and provide the necessary equipment. Unique lodging options include teepees and sheep wagons, all on the banks of the Shoshone River.
As the closest full-service campground to the Big Horn Mountains and National Forest, Shell Campground is the perfect base camp for the Big Horn. The campground is located just off US Highway 14, making it ideal for travelers en route to attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park. The owners of Shell Campground aim to provide a “boutique” experience with only 13 RV sites, 20 tent sites and 6 cabins, as well as unique accommodations such as glamping tents and even a 1920’s sheep wagon.
Twin Pines RV Park & Campground
With nearly 15 years of experience serving campers from near and far, the folks at Twin Pines RV Park know what they are doing. The campground’s proximity to places like Red Canyon, the ghost mining town of Atlantic City, and Sink’s Canyon State Park means there’s never a dull moment during your stay here. Of course, if you want a dull moment for a change, the campground’s free WiFi access and clean restrooms with hot showers make for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground
Sleeping Bear RV Park and Campground is a family owned and operated quiet resort located in the small town of Lander, Wyoming. Your family will love the amenities like the wading pool, playground, and dog park. In your free time, you can explore the area for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. There are also many historical sites related to the Oregon Trail and the Old West for history buffs to explore while in the area.
Western Hills Campground & RV Park
As “I-80’s favorite campground and RV park,” Western Hills Campground combines a convenient location just off the interstate with fun amenities that will fill your stay. These include an 18-hole miniature golf course, a guest loft with cable TV and a playground and horseshoes to play in. Prices for various levels of camping access as well as 6-person cabin rentals are extremely affordable, making Western Hills an easy choice for your next trip to southern Wyoming.