Enjoy the Outdoors

Full service commercial campgrounds and RV Parks are located in Dubois, Lander, Riverton and Shoshoni complete with showers, hookups, cabins, tent sites, yurts, and shade.  Some even have a river out back, so don’t forget your fishing pole.  All of the campground hosts will welcome you with some western hospitality.

If you want more of a remote, off the beaten path camp site, the National Forests, State Park and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands have fee campgrounds where facilities and water are provided to primitive, free camping options. Public lands are also open to camping outside of established campgrounds. Just remember to leave no trace!

Tent and backpacker with view of Middle Fork Lake and Mountains
Hike into the Winds to camp in pristine Wilderness on a campsite of your design. Photo: Jared Steinman

Camping Top 5

Boysen State Park

Campsite near Boysen Reservoir
Enjoy a peaceful campsite with room to breathe.

If you love water sports, Boysen State Park is your next camp spot. There are tons of places to camp in Boysen State Park. Wyoming residents pay $10 a night and non-residents pay $17 a night.

The Lower and Upper Wind River Campgrounds have shade trees, grass and interesting geological features. Look for bighorn sheep often spotted in this area. There are numerous sites and some can be reserved in advance.

Brannon and Tamarask campgrounds are at the north end of the reservoir near a boat launching area. There is a protected bay for tying up boats, a sandy beach, trees and picnic shelters. Tough Creek Campground is on a peninsula with a boat launching area and close access to the lake. Loop 1 and Loop 2 are on the west side of the reservoir and offer a limited number of sites, a boat launch and easy access to the lake.

Learn more about Boysen State Park.

Togwotee Pass

Brooks Lake Falls, Dubois. Photo: Jennie Hutchinson
Brooks Lake Falls, Dubois. Photo: Jennie Hutchinson

If you are headed to or from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, camp on Togwotee Pass. Staying on Togwotee Pass provides a perfect break in your driving and a little bit of breathing room and a slower pace you won’t find when you cross out of Wind River country.

Brooks Lake has its own campground or you can continue about half a mile to the Pinnacles campground. There you can settle into a site surrounded by trees, in the woods, on a creek or near the lake. The Falls Campground provides easy access to Brooks Lake Falls. The campground has 54 sites surrounded by mature pine and fir trees. There are also bear boxes. Proper food storage is required when camping on Togwotee Pass.

Learn more about Togwotee Pass.

In-town camping

Dubois Wind River KOA Campground
Dubois Wind River KOA Campground

 

If you are looking to stay in town there are several campgrounds, in or on the outskirts of Lander, Riverton and Dubois. These feature hook ups, RV spots, pull thrus and tent sites. They also include amenities like hot showers, restrooms, laundry, dump stations, stores and even wireless internet. Plus you are already in town, so you can explore the shops, restaurants and museums. You can also camp for free in Lander’s city park.

Sinks Canyon

The Popo Agie campground near Lander even has yurts for year-round camping.

Only a few minutes from town you can set up camp in Sinks Canyon State Park. Here you can listen to the river, hike on nearby kid-friendly trails and easily get back into town if you’ve forgotten anything. There are 24 sites at the Popo Agie campground, which are not conducive to large RVs and four spots at Sawmill. Its first-come-first-served basis and costs $6 for Wyoming residents and $11 for out-of-state visitors per night.

The Loop Road

A canoe on a lake
Paddle Louis Lake. Photo: Scott Copeland

If you head up the switchbacks beyond Lander’s Popo Agie campground, what is known as the Loop Road will take you to several public campgrounds. Louis Lake, Worthen Meadows and Fiddlers Lake all have campsites, without hook-ups, but near water for fishing and boating. These spots provide fresh mountain air and plenty of space to play and explore.

Double Cabin Campground

If you are staying in the Dubois area, the Double Cabin Campground offers 14 spots on the border of the Washakie Wilderness. Two trails leave the campground and head deep into the wilderness. One trail leads to southern end of the wilderness boundary while the Frontier Creek Trail leads to a petrified forest. Water is available. The maximum spur is 32 feet and this area is not accessible for those with mobility impairments.

Public Lands

If you want to get truly off the beaten path, dispersed camping onBureau of Land Management (BLM) or Forest Service land is the best fit for you. With thousands of acres of prairie managed by the BLM and thousands of acres of woods under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Wind River country is a great place to try dispersed camping. This means setting up in an unmarked area without amenities like bathrooms and picnic tables—for free.

Two kids in Crazy Creek chairs at a grassy campsite
Picnic tables aren’t required for a special camping memory!

You can set up anywhere, as long as it isn’t marked as a no-camping spot or too close to a water source or trail. It’s a great way to truly rough it and create the adventure you want. Be sure to pack up all your garbage and leave the area like you found it. For recommendations on where to go, check with local agencies.

My Wind River Camping Experience

Some of my favorite memories, both as a child and as an adult, involve camping. As a kid, camping provided an incredible adventure: new places to explore and food cooked over a fire. Looking back, I understand that car camping is the perfect way to introduce kids to the outdoors. You can look up at the stars, climb on boulders, and roast marshmallows, all while keeping the convenience of a car stuffed with items for every contingency—weather, bugs, illness tantrums.

As an adult, the appeal is much the same. Dinners can be almost gourmet with over-packed coolers and big camp stoves. Layers can be easily shed and stored with the weather, and there’s always an easy escape with the car. I’ll admit it. I’ve been in a constant torrential downpour and instead of struggling to shield the stove, my party and I opted to drive to a nearby town and eat pizza.

No matter what stage of life you are in, or what kind of camping you are looking for, Wind River Country has it.

Full-service commercial campgrounds, remote sites off the beaten path, and everything in between await to match your camping style.

Businesses

307 Outfitters

5766 Hwy 28
Lander, WY

3C Guiding

P.O. Box 493
Dubois, WY

789 Casino Cafe

10369 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

789 Smoke Shop & Casino

10369 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Absaroka Ranch

306 Dunoir Rd
Dubois, WY

Allen’s Diamond Four Wilderness Ranch

5555 US Hwy 287
Lander, WY

Antelope Hills Golf Course

126 Clubhouse Drive
Dubois, WY

Arby’s

1140 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Atlantic City Cabin

295 Atlantic City Road
Atlantic City, WY

Atlantic City Mercantile

100 E. Main
Atlantic City, WY

B & K Shoreline Stop

14 Bass Lake Road
Shoshoni, WY

Bar 10

114 S. Broadway
Riverton, WY

Bear Basin Adventures

9000 East Fork Road
Dubois, WY

Big Diamond Ranch

4209 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

Bitterroot Ranch

1480 East Fork Road
Dubois, WY

Black Bear Inn

505 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Boutique Vacations

645 Main St.
Lander, WY

Boysen State Park, Dam & Reservoir

15 Ash St. Boysen Route
Shoshoni, WY

Branding Iron Inn

401 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Breadboard

124 E. Washington
Riverton, WY

Breadboard

1350 Main
Lander, WY

Brooks Lake Lodge

458 Brooks Lake Rd
Dubois, WY

Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery

303 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Bugling Winds Outfitting

8223 Hwy 26
Crowheart, WY

The Bull & Bistro

1100 W. Main
Riverton, WY

The Bunk House

2024 Mortimore Lane
Lander, WY

Burger King

2100 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Cee nokuu Cafe, Wind River Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Chamley Outfitters

3 Riverbend Lane
Dubois, WY

Children’s Center for Arts, Technology and Science

120 S. Third St. E
Riverton, WY

Chimney Rock Arena

5114 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

China Garden

162 N. 6th Street
Lander, WY

China Panda

302 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Chinook Winds Motel

640 S. 1st St.
Dubois, WY

Classic Cruise Control


Lander, WY

CM Ranch

167 Fish Hatchery Road
Dubois, WY

Comfort Inn & Suites

2020 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Continental Divide Dogsled Adventures

4338 US Hwy. 26
Dubois, WY

Cowboy Cafe

115 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Cowfish/Lander Brewing Co

148 Main Street
Lander, WY

Crooked Creek

76 Fir Road
Dubois, WY

Crooked Creek Guest Ranch

76 Fir Road, Union Pass
Dubois, WY

Crux Coffee

300 Main St.
Lander, WY

Dairy Land Drive-In

977 Main Street
Lander, WY

Dairy Queen

819 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Daylight Donut & Ice Cream

622 E. Main Street
Riverton, WY

Deka-Guy Hee, Shoshone Rose Casino

5690 Hwy 287
Lander, WY

The Depot

110 S. 1st
Riverton, WY

Desert Inn Motel & RV Park

505 W. 2nd St.
Shoshoni, WY

Dickinson Park Public Campground

HWY 287
Lander,

Domino’s Pizza

175 N. 4th
Lander, WY

Domino’s Pizza

1188 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Dubois Chamber of Commerce

20 Stalnaker Street
Dubois, WY

Dubois Fish Hatchery

5 Fish Hatchery Court
Dubois, WY

Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center

909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Dubois Wind River KOA

225 Welty St.
Dubois, WY

Dunoir Fishing Adventures

1405 Goodrich Dr.
Lander, WY

Eagle Bronze Foundry

130 Poppy St.
Lander, WY

Eastern Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center

90 Ethete Rd.
Ft. Washakie, WY

El Durango

489 S. Federal
Riverton, WY

El Sol De Mexico

711 E. Main
Riverton, WY

El Sol De Mexico

453 Main Street
Lander, WY

Equitour, Ltd.

10 Stalnaker St
Dubois, WY

Evans/Dahl Memorial Museum

545 Main St.
Lander, WY

Fiddlers Lake Public Campground

Loop Road
Lander, WY

Flying W

701 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

The Forge

202 Main
Lander, WY

Fremont County Pioneer Museum

1443 W. Main St.
Lander, WY

Frontier Lodge

808 Main St.
Lander, WY

Gallery of the Wind & Museum

14631 US Hwy 287
Ft. Washakie, WY

Gannett Grill

126 Main St.
Lander, WY

Gannett Peak Sports

351 Main St.
Lander, WY

Glamping on the River

605 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Gone Fishing

P.O. Box 157
Dubois, WY

Green Mountain Motel

2271 Hwy 789
Jeffrey City, WY

Hampton Inn & Suites

2500 North Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Hertz

4800 Airport Road
Riverton, WY

Holiday Inn – Riverton Convention Center

900 E. Sunset Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

1002 11th St.
Lander, WY

Holiday Lodge

210 McFarlane Dr.
Lander, WY

Inn at Lander

260 Grandview Drive
Lander, WY

Intertribal Center, CWC

2820 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Jim’s Aircraft Service

4700 Airport Road
Riverton, WY

Jackpine Motel

120 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Kai Espresso

109 Main St.
Hudson, WY

Coyote Blue Coffee and Deli

300 W. Ramshorn St.
Dubois, WY

KFC

830 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Lander Art Center

224 Main St.
Lander, WY

Lander Bake Shop

259 Main St.
Lander, WY

Lander Chamber of Commerce

160 N. 1st
Lander, WY

Lander Children’s Museum

465 Lincoln Avenue
Lander, WY

Lander City Park Public Campground

405 Fremont St.
Lander, WY

Lander Fly Shop & Guide Service

592 Main St.
Lander, WY

Lander Golf Course

1 Golf Course Drive
Lander, WY

Lander Llama Company

2024 Mortimore Lane
Lander, WY

Lander Lodging

2241 Sinks Canyon Road
Lander, WY

Lava Mountain Lodge

3577 US Hwy 26 W.
Dubois, WY

Lazy L&B Ranch

1072 E. Fork Rd.
Dubois, WY

Lazy TX Outfitting

656 Horse Creek Road
Dubois, WY

Paintbrush Grill, Little Wind C-Store

693 Blue Sky Hwy 132
Ethete, WY

Little Wind Casino

693 Blue Sky Hwy
Ethete, WY

Longhorn Ranch Lodge & RV

5810 E Highway 26
Dubois, WY

Louis Lake Lodge

1811 Louis Lake Rd
Lander, WY

Louis Lake Public Campground

1811 Louis Lake Rd
Lander, WY

Spur Steak House & Saloon

1409 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Cutthroat Fly Shop & Adventures

202 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Maverick Cafe

808 Main Street
Lander, WY

Maverick RV Park & Campground

1104 N. Second Street
Lander, WY

McDonald’s

235 McFarlane Drive
Lander, WY

McDonald’s

813 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Middle Fork

351 Main St
Lander, WY

Miner’s Grubstake

150 Main St.
Atlantic City, WY

Morning Star, Little Wind Casino

800 Blue Sky Hwy 132
Ethete, WY

Motel 6

302 E. Fremont Ave.
Riverton, WY

Mountain Pinnacle Properties

3544 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

Mountain Shangri-La

30 Pinion Court
Dubois, WY

National Bighorn Sheep Center

10 Bighorn Lane
Dubois, WY

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY

Northern Arapaho Experience Culture Room

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Nostalgia Bistro

202 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Oriental Palace

202 S. 3rd St. East
Riverton, WY

Outfitters of the Wyoming Wilderness

656 Horsecreek Rd
Dubois, WY

Outlaw Cabins

2415 Squaw Creek Rd
Lander, WY

Outlaw Cafe

204 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Wild Willow Campground and Fishing

11124 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Oxbow

170 E. Main St.
Lander, WY

OxYoke RV Park

1008 Missouri Valley Rd
Riverton, WY

Paintbrush Motel

1550 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Perrett’s

519 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Phil’s Dog Shak

611 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Pizza Hut

215 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Pizza Hut

607 E. Main Street
Lander, WY

Pizza Plus

201 E. Washington
Riverton, WY

QT’s Restaurant, Holiday Inn

900 E. Sunset
Riverton, WY

Ram’s Horn Guest Ranch

P.O. Box 564
Lander, WY

Red Willow Restaurant, Wind River Hotel & Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Rent -A- Wreck

715 E. Main
Lander, WY

Ring Lake Ranch

570 Trail Lake Road
Dubois, WY

River Pilot Tours

107 Horse Creek Road
Dubois, WY

Riverton Chamber of Commerce

213 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Riverton Country Club

4275 Country Club Road
Riverton, WY

Riverton Museum

700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY

Riverton Regional Airport

4800 Airport Rd.
Riverton, WY

Rocky Mountain Lodge

1349 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Rodeway Inn

611 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Rodeway Inn & Suites Pronghorn Lodge

150 E. Main St.
Lander, WY

Roomers Motel

319 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel

5690 US- 287
Lander, WY

Shoshone Tribal Service & Food Mart

3 N. Fork Road
Ft. Washakie, WY

Shoshoni Chamber of Commerce

216 Idaho
Shoshoni, WY

Silver Spur Motel

1240 Main St.
Lander, WY

Sinks Canyon State Park Public Campground

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd.
Lander, WY

Sinks Canyon State Park Visitor Center

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd.
Lander, WY

Sixth Crossing

4181 US Hwy 789
Lander, WY

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground

715 E Main
Lander, WY

Solitude RV Park

5628 U.S. 26
Dubois, WY

South Pass City State Historic Site

125 Main Street
South Pass, WY

Speedway Cafe

815 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Split Rock Bar and Cafe

2297 Hwy 789
Jeffrey City, WY

St. Stephens Indian Mission & Heritage Center

33 St. Stephens Rd.
St. Stephens, WY

Stagecoach Motor Inn

103 Ramshorn St.
Dubois, WY

Subway

900 Main
Riverton, WY

Subway

960 Main Street
Lander,

Subway Wal-Mart

1733 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Sundowner Station

1616 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Sundowner Station Restaurant

1616 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Super 8 Motel

1412 Warm Springs Dr.
Dubois, WY

Super 8 Motel

1040 N. Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Sweetwater Fishing Expeditions

2939 Sinks Canyon Road
Lander, WY

Svilar’s Bar & Steakhouse

173 S. Main St.
Hudson, WY

Taco Bell

1812 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Taco Johns

870 W. Main St.
Lander, WY

Taco Johns

623 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Taylor Creek Exxon Deli

1426 Warm Springs Dr.
Dubois, WY

Teton Fishing Co. LLC

5700 Hwy 27
Dubois, WY

Thai Chef

975 Lincoln
Lander, WY

The Bike Mill

109 Main St
Lander, WY

The Buffalo Restaurant, Wind River Hotel & Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

The Cove Restaurant

301 E. Main St
Riverton, WY

The Hyde Out

15 North Dexter Ave.
Atlantic City, WY

The Mill House

125 Main St.
Lander, WY

Museum of the American West

1445 W. Main St.
Lander, WY

The Perch Coffee House

132 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

The Summit Restaurant

260 Grandview
Lander, WY

Timberline Ranch

4127 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

Tomahawk Motor Lodge

208 E. Main St.
Riverton, WY

Tony’s Pizza

637 Main St.
Lander, WY

Trail’s End Motel

511 Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Trailhead Restaurant

203 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Triangle C Ranch

3737 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

Twin Pines Lodge & Cabins

218 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Twin Pines RV Park & Campground

7345 Hwy. 789
Lander, WY

US Forest Service Visitor Center

1403 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY


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US Forest Service Visitor Center

333 East Main
Lander, WY

Village Cafe & Daylight Donuts

515 W. Ramshorn St.
Dubois, WY

Warm Valley Native Tours

212 Ethete Road
Ft. Washakie, WY

Wendy’s

1800 N. Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Wild Iris Mountain Sports

166 Main Street
Lander, WY

Wilderness Boundary Restaurant, Lava Mountain Lodge

3577 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

Wind River Backcountry Outfitters

4 Goldeneye Drive
Dubois, WY

Wind River Canyon Whitewater

210 Suite 5 Hwy 20 S.
Thermopolis, WY

Wind River Climbing Guides

636 Lincoln
Lander, WY

Wind River Flyfitter

505 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Wind River Gear

19 N. 1st St.
Dubois, WY

Wind River Heritage Center

1075 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Wind River Hotel & Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Wind River Motel

519 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Wind River RV Park

1618 E. Park Ave
Riverton, WY

Wind River Transportation

2554 Airport Drive
Riverton, WY

Wind River Troutfitters

8116 Hwy 789
Lander, WY

Wind River Valley Artists Guild Gallery

20 Stalnaker St.
Dubois, WY

Worthen Meadows Reservoir Campground

Forest Road 300
Lander, WY

Wyoming Country Outfitters

7696 US Hwy 287
Lander, WY

Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Exhibit

260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY

Private: Wyoming Mountain Properties


Dubois, WY

Smokehouse Burgers & Fries

116 N. 6th
Riverton, WY

Zanmai Sushi & Korean BBQ

140 N. 7th
Lander, WY