14 Top-Rated Campgrounds in Wyoming
The state of Wyoming is a true reflection of the American West and a great place to go camping. It's stacked with big canyon walls, towering peaks, and a dense collection of hydrothermal features found nowhere else in the world.
On the west side of the state, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks provide a lifetime of adventure, including several great Wyoming campgrounds. Spread throughout the remainder of the state, other spots like national forests, state parks, and massive reservoirs offer more great places to camp in Wyoming.
The type of Wyoming adventure you're looking for determines the best campground to spend the night. Whether you're in search of geysers, towers, or windsurfing spots, every campground in Wyoming provides a sanctuary for those with an adventurous spirit.
The most popular time to camp in Wyoming is during the summer, but autumn is arguably the best time to go, with cooler weather and fewer crowds at places like Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
For ideas on where to stay, see our list of the best campgrounds in Wyoming.
- 1. Norris Campground, Yellowstone National Park
- 2. Jenny Lake Campground, Grand Teton National Park
- 3. Firehole Canyon Campground, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
- 4. Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone National Park
- 5. Tough Creek Campground, Boysen State Park
- 6. Belle Fourche River Campground, Devils Tower National Monument
- 7. Gros Ventre Campground, Grand Teton National Park
- 8. Pronghorn Campground, Keyhole State Park
- 9. Curt Gowdy State Park
- 10. Grant Village Campground
- 11. Two Moon Campground, Glendo State Park
- 12. North Fork Campground, Buffalo Bill State Park
- 13. Circle Park Campground, Bighorn National Forest
- 14. Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone
- Map of Campgrounds in Wyoming
1. Norris Campground, Yellowstone National Park
The Norris Campground is in the heart of Yellowstone National Park and delivers on pinewood surroundings with a wide array of adventures stemming from its central location.
To see hydrothermal activity, the Norris Geyser Basin is easily accessible from the campground via a one-mile trail. The trail crosses paths, with the Museum of the National Park Ranger on the way, where history buffs will be intrigued to learn something new.
Featuring 100 non-electric sites available on a first-come, first-served basis, Norris Campground can accommodate tents, trailers, and small RVs. Overnight users at Norris also have access to ranger-led evening Campfire Programs, as well as flushing toilets and potable water.
The campground lies near many other top attractions of Yellowstone including the Lower, Upper, and Midway Geyser Basins and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Official site: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/norrishscg.htm
2. Jenny Lake Campground, Grand Teton National Park
Seven miles north of the southern Moose Entrance of Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake Campground allows quick access to its namesake body of water. The campground is also in a prime location to enjoy the many impressive features of the Teton Range.
Jenny Lake is one of the best campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park. The sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and it's not uncommon for Jenny Lake to fill before 9am during the summer season. An early arrival is essential this time of year for nabbing a spot.
Jenny Lake Campground features 49 non-electric, tent-only campsites, as well as 10 hiker/biker campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and shared access to flushing toilets and potable water.
The striking peaks of the Teton Range are always in view across the water from the campground. And the Grand Teton National Park bike path connects with the Jenny Lake Campground to other parts of the park.
Address: Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Campground, Moose, Wyoming
3. Firehole Canyon Campground, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area provides endless outlets for camping and adventure split between the states of Wyoming and Utah. This nationally recognized recreation area extends along the 360 miles of shoreline of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This expansive area has more than 43 developed campgrounds to choose from and 700-plus individual campsites.
Perhaps the best of these campgrounds in Wyoming is Firehole Canyon Campground, operated by the US Forest Service. The campground features 36 non-electric campsites set against high-desert scenery. The real appeal of Firehole Canyon, however, is the boat access to Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the red rock formations that define the area.
All overnight users at Firehole Canyon share access to flush toilets and potable water. Primitive camping and river camps are also available throughout the national recreation area and surrounding Ashley National Forest.
Address: Forest Road 106, McKinnon, Wyoming
4. Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone National Park
While all the best campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park deliver on a memorable experience, the Mammoth Hot Springs Campground lets you soak in what makes Yellowstone so special.
Mammoth Hot Springs Campground is near the northern entrance of Yellowstone in Montana and provides easy access to the travertine terraces of its namesake natural landscape. The campground is also within a short driving distance of the Boiling River, which is one of the few legal thermal soaking areas in the entire park.
All 85 sites at Mammoth are non-electric and accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring, and shared access to flushing toilets and potable water. And Mammoth is the only campground in Yellowstone that stays open throughout the winter.
To restock camp supplies, the nearby Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District has a quick-service restaurant and a souvenir-stocked general store with limited grocery items.
Address: N. Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Official site: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/mammothhscg.htm
5. Tough Creek Campground, Boysen State Park
Surrounded by the Wind River Indian Reservation and situated at the mouth of the Wind River Canyon, Boysen State Park is prime headquarters for exploring this extremely scenic area.
Boysen State Park offers a variety of camping zones, surrounding the shores of the massive Boysen Reservoir created by the impoundment of the Wind River. All camping zones at Boysen lend quick access to popular water sports, including swimming, boating, and particularly fishing.
When it comes to scenery, the Tough Creek Campground on the eastern shore delivers some of the best views. Located on a peninsula overlooking the water, the approximately 65 non-electric campsites at Tough Creek accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Tough Creek Campground also has its own boat launch, and besides the nearby reservoir, all overnight users share access to potable water and flushing toilets.
Official site: https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/boysen
6. Belle Fourche River Campground, Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower is in far northeast Wyoming, protruding from the prairies outside the Black Hills of South Dakota. This unique geological feature is still today a sacred space for Indigenous cultures, and attracts spiritual wanderers from across the world. Seeing the stark parallel cracks of the tower in person is the only way to truly appreciate its eye-catching stature.
Devils Tower was the nation's first National Monument. Today, this federal space protects the rock feature and encompasses the approximately 1,347 acres surrounding the tower. Within the monument, the Belle Fourche River Campground is the closest designated place to spend the night near Devils Tower.
Belle Fourche River Campground is separated between two units and 46 sites. RVs up to 35 feet long find room at the campground, though no electric hookups are available. Three sites are designated for tents only. All overnight guests have access to seasonal flushing restrooms and potable water.
7. Gros Ventre Campground, Grand Teton National Park
Located on the southern cusp of Grand Teton National Park, the Gros Ventre Campground (pronounced "Grow Vaunt") provides easy access to the impressive Teton peaks. The campground also makes many of the top attractions of Jackson Hole easy to discover. And with more than 300 individual sites nestled along the Gros Ventre River, the campground is one of the largest in the park.
The Gros Ventre Campground accommodates tents, trailers, and RVs. Most campsites at Gros Ventre are non-electric, and one loop is designated for tent-camping only. Every overnight user has access to nearby flushing toilets and potable water.
Even with so many campsites available, the luscious surroundings and prime location lead to all 300 campsites often booked well before the season. Campsites are currently by reservation only and are available six months in advance.
Address: 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, Wyoming
8. Pronghorn Campground, Keyhole State Park
Keyhole State Park is a reservoir-inspired state park in Wyoming with great campground options. It's just north of the Thunder Basin National Grassland and across state borders from the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Keyhole State Park has 10 campground areas and nearly 290 RV and tent sites. Each campsite offers access to fishing, boating, and swimming in the adjacent Keyhole Reservoir. And although all are notable, the Pronghorn Campground on the eastern shore of the reservoir always seems to draw a crowd.
Pronghorn Campground has 36 non-electric sites that accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. It also features running water and flushing toilets, as well as a definitive pinewood ambiance.
The Tatanka Campground, located less than a mile from the Keyhole Marina, is the only campground with water and electric hookups at Keyhole State Park.
Address: 22 Marina Road, Moorcroft, Wyoming
Official site: https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/keyhole
9. Curt Gowdy State Park
Curt Gowdy is one of the most popular state parks in Wyoming. It encompasses approximately 4,000 acres and is located halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie in the southeast part of the state. It's well-visited for several reasons, including an extensive trail system catering to hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders.
Curt Gowdy has over 150 campsites available, catering to both tents and RVs, with electric hookups at some sites. Approximately half the sites at Curt Gowdy are reservable ahead of time. The sites are spread out throughout the park in different campgrounds with different amenities available. Potable water and flushing restrooms are generally available outside of the winter months.
10. Grant Village Campground
the Grant Village Campground, near Yellowstone's South Entrance, lends to adventures only found in this hydrothermally enhanced area of the country. Yellowstone Lake and the West Thumb Geyser Basin are minutes from the campground, and Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin are reachable with a 20-mile drive.
With more than 400 non-electric campsites that accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs, Grant Village Campground is one of the largest in the park. And besides providing access to some of the best hiking trails in Yellowstone, every overnight user at the Grant Village Campground also shares flushing restroom facilities, potable water, and pinewood surroundings.
Just down the road from the campground, Grant Village features shower and laundry facilities, as well as a fully stocked general store and a few different fresh food options. All campsites at Grant Village Campground are reservable one year in advance.
Address: 1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Official site: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/grantcg.htm
11. Two Moon Campground, Glendo State Park
Glendo State Park is a popular place for boating and fishing aficionados, as well as general outdoor enthusiasts. It's in the southeast part of the state, situated on the shores of the North Platte River impoundment known as the Glendo Reservoir. And it offers a variety of campgrounds.
The Two Moon Campground is on the southeast shore of the reservoir and is the largest campground in the area. It has more than 200 non-electric campsites, each with stunning views of the water.
Tents, trailers, and RVs are welcomed at Two Moon Campground, and all overnight users share access to potable water and flushing toilets. The campground is nicely shaded and lends easy access to the surrounding state park.
On the eastern shore of the reservoir, the Sandy Beach Dune Campground is another popular spot to spend the night and enjoy activities like swimming and fishing.
Address: 397 Glendo Park Road, Glendo, Wyoming
Official site: https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/glendo
12. North Fork Campground, Buffalo Bill State Park
This stunning state park is just east of Yellowstone National Park on the shores of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, an impoundment of the Shoshone River. The state park delivers on a landscape that rivals its national park neighbors.
Buffalo Bill State Park has two developed campground areas and an additional group camping area by reservation only. Every camping spot features outstanding views of the nearby Absaroka Mountain Range.
The largest campground, the North Fork Campground, provides 62 non-electric campsites that each have a picnic table and grill, and shared access to running water and flushing toilets. Popular things to do from the North Fork Campground, besides simply admiring the horizon, include windsurfing and fishing in the reservoir.
The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center is also a fun part of any visit, with several informative displays throughout, including historical photos, prehistoric artifacts, and taxidermic animals.
Address: 4192 N Fork Hwy, Cody, Wyoming
Official site: https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/buffalo-bill
13. Circle Park Campground, Bighorn National Forest
Circle Park Campground is within Bighorn National Forest in northern Wyoming, near the Montana border. This U.S. Forest Service campground provides quick access to the stunning Cloud Peak Wilderness.
Circle Park has only 10 non-electric sites available, resulting in heavy competition for these scenic campsites that are best suited for tent camping.All overnight users at Circle Park share access to hand-pumped fresh water and vault toilets, and each site has a fire ring and picnic table.
A popular activity from the Circle Park Campground is taking a drive on the 47-mile Cloud Peak Scenic Byway. Another activity that causes Circle Park to fill up quickly on the weekends is off-road driving on nearby canyon roads.
Address: Bighorn National Forest, Forest Rd 20, Buffalo, Wyoming
14. Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone
The Teton Crest Trail is undoubtedly one of the best hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park, and arguably one of the best backcountry treks in the American West. Alongside the stunning scenery of the Teton peaks, it's the camping zones found en-route that make the Teton Crest Trail so iconic.
All eleven backcountry camping zones of the Teton Crest Trail are in the park's southwest region and require a permit to stay the night. And while all the camp zones leave a lasting impression, the Death Canyon Shelf stands proudly above the rest.
Perched atop the canyon walls that create Death Canyon, the Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone requires quite the hike to access. Each step along the way is richly rewarded with panoramic views of the stunning wilderness. Whether it's the open canyon below, or the stunning Grand Teton peak slicing into the horizon, the Death Canyon Shelf will have you simply staring at the landscape with wonder and awe.
No amenities are provided on the Death Canyon Shelf, and backcountry explorers need to pack in, and pack out, all the gear they need to comfortably spend the night.
Official site: https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/back.htm
Map of Campgrounds in Wyoming
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