Hidden Valley Group Picnic Site offers a large open space, surrounded by scenic forests, for groups of up to 300 people to gather amidst a beautiful outdoor setting.
This is an excellent facility for family reunions, weddings and large outdoor sporting events and can be used as an overnight campground as well.
The picnic site can accommodate up to 300 guests and 50 vehicles at a time. Vault toilets, drinking water, and grills are provided.
This location is closed for the 2021 season for administrative use. Affected reservations have been cancelled and refunds have been issued.
A combination is necessary to enter the gate. Please be sure to call the facility during normal business hours before your reservation begins to obtain this access code.
Contact the Ranger District prior to arriving to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit. Please be aware that the weather does vary, so check local weather and road conditions prior to arrival as they are susceptible to frequent changes. The Forest Service office is not open evenings, weekends, or holidays
The picnic site lies just east of Laramie, Wyoming, at an elevation of 8,636 feet.
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.
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, and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.
Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, and winter sports.
Volleyball and kickball are popular at this site, but guests must bring their own volleyball.
LARAMIE RANGER DISTRICT 2468 JACKSON ST LARAMIE WY 82070
For campground inquiries, please call: 307-745-2300
From Laramie, Wyoming, take I-80 east to exit 323 at Happy Jack Road. Turn left onto Happy Jack Road and follow it past the Summit Visitor Center. Take Forest Road 705 for a mile southeast to picnic area.