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NEW FORK LAKE, WY

part ofBridger-Teton National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: NEW FORK LAKE
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

New Fork Lake Campground is located next to scenic New Fork Lake, at the edge of the Wind River Range in northwestern Wyoming. It sits at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Visitors enjoy hiking and horseback riding into the adjacent Bridger Wilderness, as well as boating and fishing on the lake.

Natural Features:

The campground is made up of a loop of single sites, which is situated closer to the lakeshore, among a grove of aspens. A separate group camping area lies in a grassy meadow surrounded by lodgepole pines, which provide only limited shade. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant in the area.

Recreation:

The 1,070-acre New Fork Lake offers great boating, canoeing and swimming. Anglers fish for kokanee salmon and brook, lake and rainbow trout. A large cement boat ramp is located a mile and a half from the campground, at the lake's northwestern shore.

New Fork Trail, for hiking and horseback riding, begins at the entrance to the neighboring Narrows Campground (2.5 miles away). The trail provides back country access through New Fork Canyon into the Bridger Wilderness, and connects with several other trails. Horse corrals are located at the trailhead.

Facilities:

The campground's large group site can accommodate up to 150 people, with picnic and serving tables, grills and parking. The lake is not visible from the group campsite.

Several single-family campsites are also available within the campground, some of which have lake views. Single sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills.

Vault toilets and garbage service are provided throughout the campground. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. Drinking water is not available within the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Pinedale is 24 miles from the site and is the nearest full-service community.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electric, water or sewer site hookups at this campground
  • Maximum vehicle length permitted in the campground is 30 feet, due to tight spaces and turnarounds
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Livestock is not allowed within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.08306, -109.96556
43°4'59"N, 109°57'56"W

From Pinedale, take U.S. Highway 191 northwest 6 miles. Turn north onto State Highway 352 and travel just over 14 miles. Turn east onto New Fork Lake Road, which is gravel, and travel almost 4 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NEW FORK LAKE
BRIDGER-TETON
  WY 

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)367-4326
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