Camping in Wyoming 101

Camping in Wyoming 101

Camping trips are economical and make great memories, but many families are reluctant to camp because they think it’s too much work or they don’t enjoy “roughing it.” Yet Wyoming’s mountains offer many delightful options for a first-time camping experience that will have parents and children alike eager for more time together in the outdoors. The secret is finding spots that offer just the right blend of creature comforts and natural wonders.

Campgrounds and RV parks in Wyoming offer a range of amenities and experiences, from very simple and rustic to free Wi-Fi and heated pools. For first-timers, we suggest choosing a campground with a variety of services and activities. Many Wyoming campgrounds offer playgrounds, heated bathrooms, and a friendly feel that make them work well for families. For anyone who insists camping is not for them, there are usually motel rooms available nearby. 

If you are interested in a more traditional camping experience, state park and National Forest Service campgrounds are more rustic than those you’ll find at private campgrounds. These campgrounds often include pit-style latrines, outstanding boating and fishing, and are a great place to pitch your tent. 

Many camping locations in Wyoming are just a short drive away from amenities and a variety of other activities. Plan to slip into the nearest town to explore a museum or walk down a small town’s boardwalk.