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SUGARLOAF, WY

part ofMEDICINE BOW-ROUTT NF-FS, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jul 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sugarloaf is a rustic, picturesque campground that overlooks the spectacular peaks of the Snowy Range and the crystal clear waters of Libby Lake in southeastern Wyoming.

Situated atop a mountain pass just 12 miles northwest of the town of Centennial, Wyoming, Sugarloaf lies at an elevation of 10,700 feet. The lake area offers excellent hiking and fishing opportunities, as well as the chance to enjoy the fresh air and alpine scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

Natural Features:

The campground lies in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Numerous alpine lakes dot the area, including the 19-acre Libby Lake and 26-acre Lewis Lake, which are formed by snow-melt. Vegetation consists of price and fir forests, interspersed with alpine meadows.

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:

Sugarloaf is in the midst of a fisherman's paradise. with 102 recreational lakes. Libby and Lewis Lakes offer brook, cutthroat and brown trout.

The campground is convenient to a variety of hiking trails. Three popular trailheads originate in this area.

Non-motorized boating is also available in the lake.

Facilities:

This is a small, quaint campground nestled beneath a dramatic mountainous landscape. Every site has sweeping views of the Snowy Range. The 16 campsites form a single loop that meanders along a spruce and fir-lined hillside. Walk-in sites are no more than 25 feet from parking.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
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.
  • Boat ramps are not provided
  • 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):
41.35611, -106.29389
41°21'22"N, 106°17'38"W

From Laramie, Wyoming, drive 44 miles west on State Highway 130. Turn right onto Forest Road 346 at the Sugarloaf Recreation Area sign and proceed a mile to the campground. Please note that Forest Road 346 is a rough and rocky dirt road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUGARLOAF
MEDICINE BOW-ROUTT NF
  WY 

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)745-2300
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