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Escape the crowds: Come camping!

Stunning scenery beckons to those who want to sleep under the stars in the Laramie area. Escape the crowds and enjoy your own slice of Wyoming wilderness in Medicine Bow National Forest or the Vedauwoo Recreation Area.

CAMPING IN THE SNOWY RANGE MOUNTAINS


The Snowy Range Mountains, in Medicine Bow National Forest, offer a variety of camping options, from National Forest Campgrounds to cabin rentals. Bow River, Deep Creek and Brooklyn Lake offer quiet seclusion, abundant fishing and challenging trails, while Nash Fork, Silver Lake and Sugarloaf provide easy access to Highway 130 in the midst of alpine beauty. Enjoy a range of year-round recreation including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, ORV riding and skiing. Contact the local ranger district office to get current information about weather conditions in the area you plan to visit.

MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST


Whether you seek a remote location to contemplate wild beauty, a campground filled with friends you haven’t met yet or an introduction to the rewards of sleeping outside, one of the comfortable campgrounds in Medicine Bow National Forest is sure to suit your needs. With over a millions acres of rolling meadows, spruce forests and mountain wilderness, Medicine Bow camping offers something for everyone. Contact the local ranger district office for detailed information about each of the 34 developed campgrounds located through the forest.

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VEDAUWOO CAMPING


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Midway between Laramie and Cheyenne, visible from I-80, striking granite formations draw the eye of even the most casual passerby. This is the rock formation known as Vedauwoo, from the Arapaho word “bito’o’wu” which means “earth-born”.

An RV campsite tucked into the rock formations and offers 11 campsites with fire pits, picnic tables and grills. Tent campers will find accommodations closer to the largest outcrop, Turtle Rock. Either of these campgrounds provide an excellent base for summer activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, or fishing or winter sports like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Rising up to 500 ft and stretching for ten square miles, the Vedauwoo rocks were born of magma over a billion years ago and continue to be sculpted by wind, water and ice. A mix of pink feldspar, white quartz and specks of black hornblende called Sherman Granite gives the rocks their spectacular coloring.

FOREST SERVICE INFORMATION:


2468 Jackson Street Laramie, WY 82070-6535

Phone: (307) 745-2300 TDD Phone: (307) 745-2307 Fax: (307) 745-2398

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during winter)

The Supervisor’s Office and Laramie Ranger District office are located in the same building.

MAP & DIRECTIONS VEDAUWOO CAMPING INFORMATION