RV Camping in Pinedale, Wyoming
Page Summary: A guide to RV camping areas in Pinedale, Wyoming.
For independent spirits who enjoy the self-sufficiency and creature comforts that RV camping affords, Pinedale, Wyoming is heaven. You can be a long way from civilization - fishing a river or mountain lake, watching wildlife, hiking or exploring two-track roads on a four-wheeler - and still have a cozy shelter close by. Pull into a developed Bridger-Teton National Forest or Bureau of Land Management campground with basic campground amenities, or "rough it" at a dispersed campsite where you may not see another person all day, and have no other amenities than what you've brought with you. Another option is the private campground in or near town, with friendly people and full RV facilities. Wherever you park your RV in Sublette County, you will be close to recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery. Plus, Sublette County is fun to drive (see Scenic Drives), with good road access to a variety of landscapes from desert to alpine, as well as historical sites, wildlife and wide open spaces.
In order to truly enjoy these wonderful uncrowded features, however, RV campers must also take some precautions and be prepared for conditions they may not encounter in more populated areas.
Even developed Forest Service and BLM campgrounds do not provide trailer hookups, and some do not provide drinking water. The only public campground with a dump station is the BLM Warren Bridge campground on US Highway 191. Do not count on public phones, and cell phone reception may be spotty or nonexistent near the mountains. Road conditions may be rough with washboard and potholes, and in wet weather, deep mud can make some dirt or gravel roads impassable. Undeveloped campgrounds and dispersed sites require campers to pack out their own garbage and clean up after themselves. It is important for RV campers to plan for slow speeds on National Forest roads and stock up with supplies, especially drinking water, before heading out.
Recommended public campgrounds for RVs include the BLM's Warren Bridge and the following Forest Service sites: Fremont Lake, Green River Lakes, Narrows, and Boulder Lake. Whiskey Grove, on the way to Green River Lakes, is a smaller campground that many people pass by, but is a hidden gem on the banks of the Green River. Warren Bridge deserves mention because it's close to fishing and boating opportunities on the Green River, has a knowledgeable volunteer campground host, provides water taps at each site, and sees many return visitors. The dump station is free to campers and available to anyone for a small fee. The beautiful Fremont Lake campground has paved access roads, numerous sites and is relatively close to services. Green River Lakes is one of the most popular recreational sites in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and well worth the drive. The campground is one of the nicest in the district and there are many trailheads and other recreational opportunities close by. The campground at Boulder Lake is accessed via a gravel road that can be bumpy, but the area is shaded, located on a scenic lake, and close to a Wilderness-access trailhead. Boulder Lake Lodge, a private guest ranch, is nearby and can provide meals and guide services.
July and August see the heaviest campground use in Sublette County, with July 24 (a Utah state holiday) and Labor Day weekend garnering the most traffic. If you plan to travel and camp during these or other popular summer holidays, reservations at reservable sites are recommended.
For details on public campgrounds in the Wind River, Wyoming and Gros Ventre ranges, see our Campgrounds page in Destinations. Visit the BLM or Forest Service offices in Pinedale or Big Piney for maps and current road and campground conditions.
Several privately operated campgrounds around Sublette County offer full hookups for RVs. Most are either in towns or are conveniently located on US Highway 191, and offer dump stations that can be used for a nominal fee. A few private campgrounds are open year-round, others operate seasonally. Stanley's Junction, at the junction of US Highways 191 and 189, offers a dump station, full hookups, fuel, a 5-unit motel, and convenience store with hot deli food. Wind River View Campground, a membership campground on US Highway 191 just north of the Boulder Store, Basecamp Restaurant and gas station, features full RV services, dump station, and a nice view of the New Fork River Valley. Harper's Park and RV, on the main street in Marbleton, is known for being clean and quiet. It has full hookups and a dump station. Sites are not reservable, but call for site availability; this campground tends to fill up quickly in summer. Pinedale Campground, conveniently located in downtown Pinedale, features full hookups, laundry, showers, tent sites and a dump station. Lakeside Lodge Resort and Marina, on Fremont Lake 4.5 miles from Pinedale, is a private facility on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Lakeside maintains an RV park as well as cabins. There are full, partial and non-hookup spaces for up to 35-foot RVs, nice landscaping, and a bathhouse. Boat rentals are available, and there is a fine restaurant on-site. The Fremont Lake location abounds in recreational opportunities.