25 of the Best Places to Go Camping in Wyoming

Camping in Wyoming at Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

Wyoming is a haven for outdoor recreation, especially camping.

Not only is it the least populated state in the nation, but it’s also home to two national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Teton), two national recreation areas, two national monuments, and several national forests. And don’t forget the diverse terrain, from mountains in the west to high plains in the east.

To help you find the perfect campsite, we’ve rounded up 25 of the best campgrounds in Wyoming for tent camping and RV camping alike.

Here are the best places to go camping in Wyoming.


Best Tent Camping in Wyoming

Tent Camping in Wyoming near the Grand Tetons

Tent camping is my favorite way to enjoy Wyoming campgrounds. From small primitive campgrounds to bustling campgrounds with plenty of amenities, the Equality State has a little something for everyone. And, if you’re in the market for a new tent, check out our roundups of the best camping tents before you head out!

Here are 10 of the best tent campgrounds in Wyoming:

1.     Firehole Canyon Campground (Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area)

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, administered by Ashley National Forest, straddles the border between Utah and Wyoming. The titular Flaming Gorge Reservoir is perfect for boating and fishing while the surrounding area is popular for hiking, rock climbing, and biking. For camping, Firehole Canyon Campground is hard to beat. Located in the Wyoming section, this quiet campground has spacious campsites with beautiful views in all directions.

Learn more about Firehole Canyon Campground.

2.     Tough Creek Campground (Boysen State Park)

Boysen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Wyoming. In addition to the Boysen Reservoir, the surrounding Wind River Canyon and Wind River Indian Reservation provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Multiple campgrounds are available. While all are fantastic, Tough Creek Campground is one of the best. It’s located on a peninsula that juts out into the reservoir. Many of the campsites have gorgeous water views.

Learn more about Tough Creek Campground.

3.     Gros Ventre Campground (Grand Teton National Park)

Gros Ventre Campground is home to some of the best tent camping in Grand Teton National Park. Not only does this campground have incredible views of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, but it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the town of Jackson. Even with over 300 campsites, Gros Ventre fills up fast during the summer. All campsites are first-come, first-served so arrive early to secure a spot at this top-rated Wyoming campground.

Learn more about Gros Ventre Campground.

4.     Jenny Lake Campground (Grand Teton National Park)

Another stellar campground in Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake Campground has just under 50 campsites reserved for tents only. It’s located just steps from the titular Jenny Lake. It’s also conveniently located to explore the rest of the park. Several hiking trails start from the campground. Like many Grand Teton campgrounds, Jenny Lake fills up early during the summer – try to arrive before 9am if possible for the best chance of securing a spot for the night. 

Learn more about Jenny Lake Campground.

5.     Horseshoe Bend Campground (Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area)

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is a must-visit Wyoming camping destination (it also extends into Montana). It’s best known for Bighorn Lake and the spectacular cliffs that surround it, although the surrounding forests, mountains, and prairies are nothing to scoff at. In addition to ample fishing, boating, hiking, and other recreation opportunities, there are several campgrounds. My favorite is Horseshoe Bend Campground in Wyoming with 48 campsites best suited for tent camping (although RVs are welcome at many sites).

Learn more about Horseshoe Bend Campground.

6.     Sinks Canyon State Park

Camping at Sinks Canyon State Park is a real treat. The area is most notable for the titular “Sinks,” the spot where the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River disappears underground into a limestone cavern before reappearing again aboveground a quarter mile later. Campers can choose between Sawmill Campground and Popo Agie Campground, both small campgrounds best suited for tent camping. Nearby Sinks Canyon Campground (actually located in Shoshone National Forest) is another option for exploring the area.

Learn more about camping at Sinks Canyon State Park.

7.     Medicine Lodge Archeological Site

28 campsites are available at Medicine Lodge Archeological Site. Although these are also open to RVs and trailers, they’re ideal for tent camping. The small campground is peaceful and quiet. It’s very well-kept and clean. It’s a very convenient location for exploring the Medicine Lodge Creek Site, the remnants of an ancient Native American village complete with petroglyphs and pictographs etched into rock.

Learn more about camping at Medicine Lodge Archeological Site.

8.     Vedauwoo Campground (Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest)

The Vedauwoo area is among the most geologically interesting in Wyoming. The granite rocky outcrops are not only an amazing sight to view, but also make for world-class rock climbing and bouldering. For overnight camping, Vedauwoo Campground is where it’s at (free dispersed camping is also available nearby). This developed campground has 28 campsites. It’s best suited for tent camping. A vault toilet is available on-site. 

Learn more about Vedauwoo Campground.

9.     Beartooth Lake Campground (Shoshone National Forest)

Another one of the best campgrounds in Wyoming, Beartooth Lake Campground is perfect for tent campers that prefer privacy. It has just 21 quiet, peaceful campsites. Several gorgeous mountain lakes are just a short walk away. The area is filled to the brim with top-notch hiking trails.

Learn more about Beartooth Lake Campground.

10.  Big Sandy Campground (Bridger-Teton National Forest)

Big Sandy Campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is undoubtedly one of the best campgrounds in Wyoming. It’s located about 60 miles from Pinedale and is most notable for the nearby Big Sandy Trailhead, the starting point for several popular hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding trails. Although there are just 5 campsites, usage is light, even in the summer months, so you’ll likely be able to snag a spot. The campground is primitive with no amenities except for a vault toilet.

Learn more about Big Sandy Campground.


Best RV Camping in Wyoming

Trailer Camping at Devils Tower in Wyoming

It’s easy to find top-notch RV camping in Wyoming. Whether you prefer boondocking in a natural area or the full amenities that an RV park provides, Wyoming has you more than covered.  

Here are 10 of the best RV campgrounds in Wyoming:

1.     Tatanka Campground (Keyhole State Park)

Tatanka Campground is the ideal Wyoming camping destination for RVers that prefer a more rustic experience. Although water and electric hookups are available, the sites are located in a rustic, peaceful setting with nature all around. Elsewhere in sprawling Keyhole State Park are 9 additional campgrounds (the state park boasts 286 campsites total), most suitable for RV camping.

Learn more about Tatanka Campground.

2.     Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey

Devils Tower National Monument is one of the most impressive geologic features in Wyoming. Jutting out of the ground 867 feet from summit to base, the stark butte is a stunning sight to see. This top-rated KOA campground boasts amazing views of Devils Tower and has many summertime activities centered around it, including regular showings of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” the 1977 science fiction film which prominently features the monolith, on an outdoor projection screen. Campers can choose from RV sites with full hookups, grassy tent sites, and cabin rentals.

Learn more about Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey.

3.     Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground is conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown Lander. This top-rated Wyoming RV park is perfect for those that love full hookups and countless amenities. 65 sites can accommodate even the largest rigs. The RV park is open year-round for RV camping.

Learn more about Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground.

4.     Fishing Bridge RV Park (Yellowstone National Park)

RV camping in Yellowstone doesn’t get much better than Fishing Bridge RV Park. It’s notable as the only dedicated RV park in the national park. It’s the only campground in Yellowstone that offers water, sewer, and electrical hookups. This plus its location on the shores of Yellowstone Lake makes it a very popular place to stay.

Learn more about Fishing Bridge RV Park.

5.     Colter Bay RV Park (Grand Teton National Park)

Colter Bay RV Park is the premier place for RV camping in Grand Teton. It has 103 sites with full hookups. Hot showers, laundry facilities, and an RV dump station are all located onsite. Wi-Fi is available at the nearby store. This Wyoming RV park is also just a short 5-minute walk away from beautiful Jackson Lake.

Learn more about Colter Bay RV Park.

6.     Ten Sleep RV Park

Ten Sleep RV Park, formerly known as Ten Broek RV Park, is another quiet, peaceful place for RV camping in Wyoming. Located near the Bighorn Mountains, this well-kept RV park has over 50 sites with full hookups. Cabin rentals and a “horse hotel” are also available.

Learn more about Ten Sleep RV Park.

7.     Absaroka Bay RV Park

For RV camping near Cody, Wyoming, look no further than the always popular Absaroka Bay RV Park. Not only is it conveniently located near everything Cody has to offer, but it’s just a short drive to the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This highly-rated Wyoming campground offers full RV hookups and fast, free Wi-Fi.

Learn more about Absaroka Bay RV Park.

8.     Western Hills Campground

Western Hills Campground is located just outside the town of Rawlins right off I-84. Despite the convenient location, be forewarned that you should expect quite a bit of road noise. That said, this Wyoming RV campground boasts a variety of RV sites with full hookups as well as a grassy tent camping area and cabin rentals. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. There is even a miniature golf course on-site!

Learn more about RV camping at Western Hills Campground.

9.     Mountain View RV Park & Campground

Located just outside of Sundance, Mountain View RV Park & Campground is a great homebase for exploring northeastern Wyoming as well as neighboring South Dakota. It’s close to tourist hotspots like Black Hills, Devils Tower, and even Mount Rushmore. As for the RV park itself, expect spacious RV sites with full hookups as well as a handful of tent sites and cabin rentals. A seasonal outdoor pool, game room, and snack bar ensures that your kids have plenty of activities to keep entertained.

Learn more about Mountain View RV Park & Campground.

10.  Glendo State Park

Glendo State Park is one of the most popular state park campgrounds in Wyoming for RVs and tents alike. It surrounds the Glendo Reservoir and North Platte River which makes it a popular destination for water activities like fishing and boating. There are 21 separate campgrounds in the park with over 500 campsites total. Most campsites are suitable for RVs, especially smaller rigs, while some have electric hookups.

Learn more about RV camping at Glendo State Park.


Best Free Camping in Wyoming

Vedauwoo Area for Camping in Wyoming

Free camping is my favorite way to camp in Wyoming. For one thing, it’s free. For another, Wyoming’s many dispersed campsites are the best way to experience the state’s incredible natural beauty up close and personal yet in complete peace and quiet. Just remember not to expect any facilities or amenities (you need to know how to go to the bathroom in the woods!).

Here are 5 of the best free campsites in Wyoming:

1.     Ayres Natural Bridge Park

Ayres Natural Bridge is one of the most unique places for camping in Wyoming – let alone free camping. Situated between the towns of Glenrock and Douglas, Ayres Natural Bridge Park is a county park (Converse County) that offers free camping for up to 3 nights. Just a handful of campsites are available but usage is generally light. The grounds are immaculately kept by an on-site host. Most campsites have fantastic views of the titular natural bridge and the small creek running underneath it. No pets are allowed here.

Learn more about free camping at Ayres Natural Bridge Park.

2.     Shadow Mountain (Bridger-Teton National Forest)

Honestly, the dispersed camping at Shadow Mountain might just be some of the best free camping in the United States. The free camping starts just a few miles east of the Grand Tetons along Forest Road 30340 at the base of Shadow Mountain in Bridger-Teton National Forest. The dirt road (which can be quite rough) then winds its way up the mountain. Pretty much all of the campsites boast fantastic views of Antelope Flats with the Tetons in the distance, although the very best views are from campsites about halfway up the mountain. 

Learn more about free camping at Shadow Mountain.

3.     Granite Creek (Bridger-Teton National Forest)

Just an hour from Jackson, the road to Granite Creek Hot Springs and Granite Creek Campground offers numerous dispersed camping pullouts. Most of these free campsites have stunning views of the titular creek and the surrounding Gros Ventre Mountains. The area is popular for hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Learn more about free camping at Granite Creek.

4.     Lander City Park Public Campground

Lander City Park Public Campground offers a unique take on free camping. Rather than dispersed camping in a national forest, this free Wyoming campground is located just outside of downtown Lander. Unlimited tent sites are available across the city park. RVs of all sizes are welcome. Free camping is available for up to three nights. Restrooms and drinking water are available on-site. The campground is popular among rock climbers.

Learn more about Lander City Park Public Campground.

5.     Vedauwoo Recreation Area (Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest)

Wyoming is truly special when it comes to free camping. And Vedauwoo Recreation Area further highlights the fact. Located in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest near Cheyenne, Vedauwoo is home to stunning natural rock formations. In addition to taking in the beautiful natural sculptures, the area is popular for hiking and rock climbing. The dispersed camping area is a series of 74 designated free campsites each with a picnic table and fire ring. Other than this, the sites are primitive with no additional amenities.

Learn more about free camping at Vedauwoo Recreation Area.


Additional Resources

View of Grand Teton Mountain Range

Don’t forget to check out our additional family camping resources.

For your Wyoming camping trip, start with our Guide to Camping in Yellowstone National Park and Guide to Camping in Grand Teton National Park.

If you plan to visit other states on your trip, our best state camping guides and national park camping guides can help you plan the most enjoyable route.

Other resources of note include our family camping checklist, camping gear guides, and RV camping resources (including our RV rental tool) – and don’t forget our camping food and recipe ideas for delicious camping meals.

And, like always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions you have about camping in Wyoming or just camping in general!

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