RV Camping - Teton Mountains, 


RV Camping - Teton Mountains, Wyoming

RV Camping and Campgrounds In 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.

Wyoming Private RV Parks and Campgrounds

Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in Wyoming.

Federal RV Camping Information

  • National Park Service - NPS information about camping on National Park Service administered lands in Wyoming. Great RV camping destinations like Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
  • US Forest Service - USFS information about National Forests in Wyoming. Dispersed camping is encouraged, and many developed campgrounds are perfect RV camping destinations.
  • Bureau of Land Management - BLM information about BLM administered lands in Wyoming. Dispersed camping is encouraged, and developed recreation areas have numerous RV camping sites.
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service - FWS information about wildlife areas in Wyoming. Not all refuges allow RV camping, so check regulations carefully.

State RV Camping Information

Campground Reservations

  • Camping Reservations - Make your Wyoming State and Federal campground reservation in advance and your campsite will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Wyoming RV Dump Stations

Wyoming Free RV Camping And Boondocking

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.

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AFTON Afton RV Camping Location Map
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.

BASIN Basin RV Camping Location
The city park offers free RV camping with shade.

CODY Cody RV Camping Location
North of Cody is the Hogan and Luce Campground. Only 5 campsites along the reservoir.

FONTENELLE Fontenelle RV Camping Location
Free camping is available at the BLM administered Slate Creek Campground. No facilities.

JACKSON Jackson RV Camping Location
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!

JEFFERY CITY Jeffery City RV Camping Location
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.

LaBARGE LaBarge RV Camping Location
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).

  • The Tail Race Campground is free and located near Fontenelle Reservoir.
  • Free RV camping is available at the Weeping Rock Campground also located near Fontenelle Reservoir
  • LANDER Lander RV Camping Location
    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.

    LOVELL Lovell RV Camping Location
    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.

    RAWLINS Rawlins RV Camping Location
    13 miles south of Rawlins is the Teton Reservoir Recreation Area. 5 campsites with vault toilet, picnic table, fire ring and grill. No water.

    RIVERSIDE Riverside RV Camping Location
    South of Rawlins is the Corral Creek Recreation Area. 6 campsites with picnic table, fire ring and vault toilets.

    SINCLAIR Sinclair RV Camping Location
    The BLM's (Bureau of Land Management) Dugway Recreation Site offers free RV camping with vault toilet, picnic table, fire ring and grills.

    WHEATLAND Wheatland RV Camping Location
    The city of Wheatland offers limited stay free RV camping at Lewis Park. 7 first come, first serve backin campsites that are free for three days and within walking distance of outdoor pool. 30 amp electric service as well as dump station. Thanks to Mark McDonald for the tip! Once on the town web site, click the "About Services" tab, then "RV Parks" for information and map.

    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.

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    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.

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    Free Overnight Parking Ideas

    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.

    • Truck Stops - Asking permission is usually not a requirement Be considerate of the big rigs!
    • Walmart - Not all stores allow overnight RV parking in Wyoming due to city ordinances. Check store for policy.
    • Nightclubs - Had one too many or just pretending?
    • Grain Elevators - Ask where you can park your RV out of the way for the night.
    • Fraternal Organizations - VFW, Elks etc. may allow members free overnight RV camping.
    • Cemetery - Sounds creepy to us, but we've also heard they may have water available.
    • Fairgrounds - State and County facilities may allow RV camping when not otherwise in use.
    • Parks - City, County, State, and Community parks often have free RV camping.
    • Churches - You can almost make "reservations" by calling ahead for permission.
    • Hotel Parking Lots - Assuming a nightclub/bar is inside, had one too many or just pretending?
    • Truck Terminals - Parking areas for large trucks might allow you free RV camping permission.
    • RV Dealers - Pretty brave to us, but you could fit right in.
    • Cracker Barrel - These nationwide restaurants usually allow free overnight RV parking.
    • Movie Theaters - Too tired to drive home after the late show?
    • Highway Rest Areas - All rest areas allow a few hours of free RV parking, but noisy.
    • Drive In Movies - Got a small RV, park in the back row and enjoy the show. Fell asleep by accident right?
    • Vehicle Repair Shops - Need to see the repairman first thing in the morning?
    • Big Box Retailers - Kmart, Best Buy, Sams Club often allow free RV camping.
    • Roadside Parks & Picnic Areas - The early day version of the rest area.

    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.

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