Ryan Park

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

Ryan Park Campground is located at 8,009 ft elevation on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway near Saratoga, Wyoming. The campground is next to Barrett Creek in the Medicine Bow National Forest and features 49 campsites (13 RV pull-through sites) and 1 group campsite. Sites feature picnic tables and fire grates, and toilets, potable water, and trash services are accessible during the summer season. Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 ft at all times.

In addition to exploring the historic sites, visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking (also available at nearby Mirror Lake), horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

The Civilian Conservation Corps used this site as a prisoner of war camp in the 1930s. Although little remains, visitors can learn more from the historic interpretive signs at the campground.

Ryan Park boasts 42 campsites and one group campsite. The group site has 14 sites and can host up to 140 visitors.
All campsites have picnic tables and campfire rings with grates.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground is situated in a mountainous area along Barrett Creek in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The surrounding forest consists of evergreen trees and aspen that turn golden in fall.

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

The historic Brush Creek Visitor Center is located 2.5 miles west of the campground and provides information on various outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

Please Call Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District for Visitor Center Hours.

2171 Highway 130

PO Box 249

Saratoga, WY 82331

Phone: (307) 326-5258

Fax: (307) 326-5250

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday


The Snowy Range area in the Medicine Bow National Forest is located in southeast Wyoming. The Laramie Ranger District, Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District, and Parks Ranger District manage portions of the Snowy Range. Year-round recreation uses include hiking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, OHV riding, camping, and biking. Primary access across the Snowy Range is by Highway 130, known as the Snowy Range Scenic Byway.

Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Snowy Range Area

Mountain Climbing

Areas for Mountain Climbing at Snowy Range Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Snowy Range Area


Areas for Backpacking at Snowy Range Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Snowy Range Area

Contact Information


Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District P.O. Box 249 Saratoga WY 82331

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Saratoga, Wyoming, travel south on Highway 130/230 for 8 miles. Turn left on Highway 130 and travel 12 miles east to Ryan Park Campground.

Available Campsites

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