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12 Top-Rated Campgrounds in Wyoming

A true reflection of the American West, the state of Wyoming is 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 can provide a lifetime of adventure, and spread throughout the remainder of the state, inviting reservoirs encourage exploration. The type of adventures you want to have in Wyoming will determine the best campground for you. Whether you want to go see some geysers from the Norris Campground in Yellowstone, or you want to windsurf at the North Fork Campground at Buffalo Bill State Park, every campground in Wyoming provides a sanctuary for those with an adventurous spirit.

1 Norris Campground, Yellowstone National Park

Norris Geyser Basin, one mile trail from the Norris Campground
Norris Geyser Basin, one mile trail from the Norris Campground | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane
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Located in the heart of Yellowstone National Park, the Norris Campground delivers on pinewood surroundings and a wide array of adventures stemming from its central location. To see hydrothermal activity, the Norris Geyser Basin is easily accessed from the campground via a one-mile trail, and with the on-site Museum of the National Park Ranger, 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. As well as flushing toilets and potable water, overnight users at Norris also have access to ranger-led evening Campfire Programs. 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.

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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 and many other impressive features of the Teton Range. 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 Grand Teton National Park bike path connects with the Jenny Lake Campground, and the striking peaks of the Teton Range are always in view across the water. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, it's not uncommon for Jenny Lake to fill before 9:00am during the summer season, making an early arrival essential to nabbing a spot in one of the best campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park.

Address: Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Campground, Moose, Wyoming

3 Firehole Canyon Campground, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
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Split between the states of Wyoming and Utah, the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area provides endless outlets for camping and adventure. Spread along the 360 miles of shoreline of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, this nationally recognized recreation area provides more than 40 campgrounds to choose from and 700-plus individual campsites. The best of these campgrounds in Wyoming would have to be the Firehole Canyon Campground, operated by the US Forest Service. The campground features 36 non-electric campsites set among the high-desert scenery, and all overnight users at Firehole Canyon share access to flush toilets and potable water. The real appeal of Firehole Canyon, however, are the surrounding landscapes and adventures, including boat access to Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the red rock formations that define the area.

Address: Forest Road 106, McKinnon, Wyoming

4 Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone National Park

View from Mammoth Hot Springs Campground
View from Mammoth Hot Springs Campground | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane
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While all the best campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park deliver on a memorable experience, the Mammoth Hot Springs Campground lets you touch and see what makes Yellowstone so special. Located near the northern entrance of Yellowstone in Montana, Mammoth Hot Springs Campground provides easy access to the travertine terraces of its namesake feature, and the nearby Boiling River is one of the few legal thermal soaking areas in the entire park. Operated throughout the year by the National Park Service, all 85 sites at Mammoth are non-electric and can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Each campsite comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and shared access to flushing toilets and potable water. To restock camp supplies, the nearby Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District provides a quick-service restaurant and a souvenir-stocked general store with limited grocery items.

Address: N. Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

5 Tough Creek Campground, Boysen State Park

Boysen Reservoir
Boysen Reservoir
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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. Surrounding the shores of the massive Boysen Reservoir created by the impoundment of the Wind River, Boysen State Park offers a variety of camping zones. All lend quick access to popular water sports, including swimming, boating, and particularly fishing, but when it comes to scenery, the Tough Creek Campground on the eastern shore delivers the views. Located on a peninsula overlooking the water, the approximately 65 non-electric campsites at Tough Creek can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Tough Creek Campground also comes with its own boat launch, and besides the nearby reservoir, all overnight users also share access to potable water and flushing toilets.

6 Gros Ventre Campground, Grand Teton National Park

Gros Ventre Campground, Grand Teton National Park
Gros Ventre Campground, Grand Teton National Park | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane
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Located on the southern cusp of Grand Teton National Park, the Gros Ventre Campground (pronounced "Grow Vaunt") provides proximity to the impressive peaks of the Tetons and many of the top attractions of Jackson Hole. With more than 300 individual sites nestled along the Gros Ventre River, and with the ability to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs, Gros Ventre Campground is one of the largest in the area. Most campsites at Gros Ventre are non-electric, and one loop is designated for tent-camping only.

No matter which campsite you choose, every overnight user at Gros Ventre 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 filling up before noon during the summer season, making an early arrival key to enjoying the great location.

Address: 100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, Wyoming

7 Pronghorn Campground, Keyhole State Park

Kayaking at Keyhole State Park
Kayaking at Keyhole State Park
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Located just north of the Thunder Basin National Grassland, and across state borders from the Black Hills of South Dakota, Keyhole State Park is another reservoir-inspired public recreation space in Wyoming with great campground options. Keyhole State Park has nine available campground areas, and each offers access to fishing, boating, and swimming in the adjacent Keyhole Reservoir. Although all are notable, the Pronghorn Campground on the eastern shore of the reservoir always seems to draw a crowd. Featuring running water and flushing toilets, as well as a pinewood ambience, Pronghorn Campground provides 36 non-electric sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. With easy access to the nearby Keyhole Marina, even if you don't have a boat, you can still enjoy the water and attractions offered by Keyhole State Park.

Address: 22 Marina Road, Moorcroft, Wyoming

8 Grant Village Campground

West Thumb Geyser Basin near Grant Village Campground
West Thumb Geyser Basin near Grant Village Campground
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Located near the Southern Entrance in Yellowstone National Park, the Grant Village Campground lends immediate access to adventures only found in this hydrothermally enhanced area of the country. Yellowstone Lake and the West Thumb Geyser Basin are only minutes away from the campground, and Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin can be reached with a 20-mile drive. With more than 400 non-electric campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs, Grant Village Campground is one of the largest in the park. 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 itself supplies shower and laundry facilities, a fully-stocked general store, and a handful of fresh food options.

Address: 1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

9 Two Moon Campground, Glendo State Park

Glendo Reservoir
Glendo Reservoir
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Located in the southeast part of the state, Glendo State Park is a popular place for boating and fishing enthusiasts, as well as general outdoor enthusiasts. Situated on the shores of the North Platte River impoundment known as the Glendo Reservoir, Glendo State Park offers a variety of campgrounds. Located on the southeast shore of the reservoir and featuring more than 200 non-electric campsites, the Two Moon Campground is the largest campground in the area, and provides shaded surroundings with a stunning view of the water. Tents, trailers, and RVs are welcome at Two Moon Campground, and all overnight users share access to potable water and flushing toilets, as well as easy access to the abundant adventures found in the immediate area.

Address: 397 Glendo Park Road, Glendo, Wyoming

10 Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone

Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone
Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane
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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. Located in the park's southwest region, all eleven backcountry camping zones of the Teton Crest Trail require a permit to stay the night, and while they will all 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, but each step along the way is richly rewarded with panoramic views of the stunning wilderness. Whether it's the open canyon below you, or the stunning Grand Teton peak slicing into the horizon before you, 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.

11 North Fork Campground, Buffalo Bill State Park

Buffalo Bill State Park scenery
Buffalo Bill State Park scenery
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Located just east of Yellowstone National Park on the shores of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, an impoundment of the Shoshone River, Buffalo Bill State Park delivers on a landscape that rivals its national park neighbors. Offering 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 come equipped with picnic tables, grills, and shared access to running water and flushing toilets. Popular things to do from the North Fork Campground, besides simply admiring the horizon, includes windsurfing and fishing in the reservoir, as well as visiting the interactive Buffalo Bill Visitor Center.

12 Circle Park Campground, Bighorn National Forest

Circle Park Campground, Bighorn National Forest
Circle Park Campground, Bighorn National Forest
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Located in northern Wyoming, near the border of Montana, the Circle Park Campground can be found within the Bighorn National Forest and provides quick access to the stunning Cloud Peak Wilderness. Administered by the Forest Service and operated by the Gallatin Campgrounds concessionaire, 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. Popular activities from the Circle Park Campground include taking a drive on the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway, off-road driving on nearby canyon roads, and exploring the wonders of the Bighorn National Forest.

Address: Bighorn National Forest, Forest Rd 20, Buffalo, Wyoming

More Campgrounds and Hiking Trails in Wyoming

For other great campgrounds in Wyoming, be sure to check out our Best Campgrounds in Yellowstone and Best Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park articles. For some ideas of what to do in these areas, including the adventure-rich valley of Jackson Hole, our Best Hiking Trails in Yellowstone, Best Hiking Trails in Grand Teton National Park, and Top-Rated Hiking Trails in Jackson Hole articles can send you down a picturesque path.

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