Tie City Campground (WY)

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

Tie City Campground is comprised of 17 campsites in a single tear-drop loop. Some sites are nestled in a dense grove of aspen, fir, and spruce while others are in a grassy meadow.

This campground will have a mix of reservation sites and first-come, first-served sites for the 2024 season. If you are not reserving your site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by cash or check once you are at the campground.

Tie City Campground has sites able to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. The campground also offers vault toilets, trash collection, and a water handpump. No electrical hook-ups, water hook-ups, or black water hook-ups are available. 

Handpump water may be available in this campground from July to September. These dates may vary due to weather, well and/or pump maintenance, and water testing requirements. As such, we encourage you to bring your own water or call ahead. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

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

Lodgepole pine, aspen, fir, spruce, and shrubs dominate the landscape of the national forests. The Grassland boasts numerous species of grasses and wildflowers that add color to the landscape during warmer months. 

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

Nearby Attractions

Vedauwoo Recreation Area is nearby. Vedauwoo is a group of spectacular granite rock formations rising out of the thin soils on Pole Mountain. The area is a popular destination for rock climbers, hikers, mountain bikers and others who enjoy numerous opportunities to follow their own spirit of play in this gorgeous natural landscape.


The Tie City trailhead leads to a network of challenging mountain bike trails, and is also used in the winter for cross country skiing.

The South Fork of Lodgepole Creek runs close to the Tie City Campground and across the 719 road from Yellow Pine, which has good brook trout fishing.

Contact Information


Laramie Ranger District 2468 Jackson St ATTN: Recreation Program Laramie WY 82070

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 307-745-2300

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Laramie, take Interstate 80 east 9.5 miles to WY 210 (Exit 323). Turn onto Exit 323 and go left at stop sign onto WY 210/ Happy Jack Rd, then 0.1 miles to Happy Jack Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign (staying on WY 210) and go 1 mile to campground sign, then turn right.

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