Brooklyn Lake Campground

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

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.

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.

Brooklyn Lake Campground has 19 campsites, 5 of which can accomadate longer or trailered setups in a pull-through site. Sites are equiped with campfire rings and picnic tables. 

All sites have access to two water handpumps, two vault toilets, and trash collection. No electrical hook-ups, water hook-ups, or black water hook-ups are available.

Handpump water is typically 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 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.

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.


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 small recreational watercrafts. There is no boat ramp and trailered vessels cannot be used at this location.

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.

Contact Information


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

Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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