RV Camping - Teton Mountains, Wyoming
RV camping locations in Wyoming are easy to find, and with two of the Nations most popular National Parks, Wyoming is a popular vacation destination. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, private RV parks, BLM (Bureau of Land Management), and USFS (US Forest Service), state parks and wildlife areas offer all types of campgrounds and RV camping locations.
Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in Wyoming.
Free RV camping and parking is available throughout Wyoming. National Forest and BLM administered lands offer "dispersed camping". This term is often referred to as "boondocking", but what it means is that you can camp anywhere on public lands for free unless otherwise restricted. Restriction reasons can be for protection of wildlife, delicate resources, heavily used areas etc. Areas closed to camping are signed, but if you are unsure or wish to verify dispersed camping areas, contact the local USFS (US Forest Service) Ranger District, or BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Field Office for details. The following list is only an example of free RV camping locations in Wyoming.Click on the town name for map to RV Camping location
The USFS (US Forest Service) has 5 developed campgrounds (less than $15) near Afton, and free dispersed RV camping camping too! Check with the Grey's River Ranger District Office for information and directions.
The city park offers free RV camping with shade.
In the Bridger-Teton National Forest at edge of Grand Teton Natl Park northeast of Jackson with 2 day limit. Get directions from ranger station in town. Suitable for any size RV. Boondocking with an unbelievable view of the Tetons!
The Green Mountain Recreation Area is home to the Cottonwood Campground. The recreation area provides the only developed facilities in an alpine setting in a several hundred square-mile area. Not free, but worth the $6 nightly fee for your RV camping trip.
The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Kemmerer Field Office has information about the following campgrounds. BLM Campground Information.
South of LaBarge is the Fontenelle Creek Campground. While not free at $5 per night, this campground has 55 campsites suitable for RV's with toilets and a dump station ($2 charge).
Southwest of Lander in the Wind River Mountains is the Shoshone National Forest. Over 2.4 million acres of forest with excellent dispersed camping locations. This RV camping location is our July 2007 - RV Camping Campsite Of The Month.
22 miles east of Lovell is the Five Springs Falls Campground. Suitable for smaller RV's this campground isn't free, but only $7 per night. Steep road with switchbacks makes anything over a 25' RV not recommended.
Public lands offer great RV camping in Wyoming. State, Federal, and private campgrounds have basic service campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, to full hookup RV resorts. Use the links to the public lands websites above for specific information about camping and public lands access. Research and explore, and you should have no trouble finding the best campsites.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Wyoming. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Wyoming. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.