Happy Jack Recreational Area
Found off of exit 323 on I-80 east of Laramie, Happy Jack is a wonderful area for hiking, camping, mountain biking, cross-county skiing, snow shoeing and even home to trails for horseback riding. Trails ranging from .4 miles to 3 miles, there is enough space here to spend a whole day enjoying nature. This is apart of the Medicine Bow National Forest and a small fee is required per vehicle per day.
There are a variety of camping opportunities on the national forests and national grassland. Happy Jack Recreation Area has 3 campgrounds. Tie City Campground, Yellow Pine Campground, and Pole Creek Group Campground.
From cabin rentals to developed campgrounds to dispersed camping, opportunities abound. While electric, sewer, water hook-ups and showers are not available, most campgrounds have potable water, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. Campground reservations may be made at some sites through ReserveUSA by phone at 877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. Where available, reservations are recommended for holiday weekends.