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HOG PARK CAMPGROUND, WY

Status: Closed through Tue Sep 16 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hog Park Campground offers a peaceful setting on the southeast shore of Hog Park Reservoir. The campground provides access to the water for boating, fishing and water sports, as well as options for hiking the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. It lies high in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests at an elevation of about 8,400 feet.

Natural Features:

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.

This campground has been logged to remove all beetle killed trees and is now a sunny campground with a broad view of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. Areas of interest include the Continental Divide, Green Mountain Falls and the Encampment River headwaters.

Recreation:

Fishing is excellent for brook and rainbow trout, and boating and water skiing are allowed on Hog Park Reservoir. Two picnic areas are nearby.

There are numerous day hiking and backpacking opportunities in the Huston Park, Encampment River and Mount Zirkel Wilderness Areas, all within a short drive.

Facilities:

Hog Park has 50 sunny campsites, spread over three loops in the campground. All of these sites are available unless reserved.

There are 27 reservable sites in the first two loops: sites 1 through 16, and sites 18,19,31,32 and sites 44 through 50.

The campground recommends tents and small campers for the 22 non-reservable, first come sites on the back loop. These are smaller sites and the loop has a tight turning radius.

Facilities include picnic tables, drinking water, fire grates, vault toilets and trash service. There is a boat ramp near the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood
Know Before You Go
  • All sites are first-come, first-served when not reserved
  • Limit one tent per site; see campground host for additional restrictions
  • There are no hookups or showers at this facility
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • 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):
41.02525, -106.8636
41°1'31"N, 106°51'49"W

From Encampment, Wyoming, travel west on Highway 70 approximately 6 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 550 and travel south about 16 miles to the junction of Forest Roads 550 and 496. Stay left and travel 3 miles. The campground is south of the dam.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOG PARK CAMPGROUND
P.O. BOX 249, SOUTH HWY 130
SARATOGA  WY  82331

Phone Number:

Project Office: (307)326-5258
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