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BROOKLYN LAKE, WY

Status: Closed through Thu Sep 18 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Adventurers love sleeping under the towering trees and night sky of the secluded Brooklyn Lake Campground in the mountains of southeastern Wyoming. Located eight miles northwest of Centennial, Wyoming, the facility is situated along a small, picturesque lake at an elevation of 10,500 feet.

Natural Features:

The scenery at Brooklyn Lake can't be beat. Pine forests and grasslands surround the lake, and the snow-capped Browns Peak protrudes into the crisp, blue summer sky.

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland encompass nearly 3 million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado.

Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

Recreation:

Popular activities include hiking, fishing and non-motorized boating. The 36-acre lake is a nice canoeing spot with calm water. Non-motorized boats are allowed on Brooklyn Lake with carry-down access for boats.

Fishing is good for brook trout. From the campground, hikers can access the Sheep Lake and Lost Lake Trails. Sheep Lake Trail also allows horseback riding.

Facilities:

All 29 campsites have a view of the lake, and walk-in sites are no more than 25 feet to the water. Other conveniences include campfire rings, trash collection and vault toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can find many more outdoor opportunities in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Pit Toilets
  • Star Gazing
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • During the off-season, there may be walk-in availability. Please contact 307-745-2300 before arrival to verify the facility is open.
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Park rangers suggest visitors acclimate at a lower elevation for at least one night prior to visiting this facility
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.375, -106.25139
41°22'30"N, 106°15'5"W

The campground is about 40 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming and 8 miles northwest of Centennial on State Highway 130. From Laramie, travel 37 miles west on 130 and turn onto Forest Road 317/Brooklyn Lake Road. Proceed northwest for 2 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BROOKLYN LAKE
LARAMIE RANGER DISTRICT
MEDICINE BOW-ROUTT  WY 

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)745-2300
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