Hog Park Campground

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

Hog Park Campground offers a peaceful setting on the southeast shore of Hog Park Reservoir. The campground provides access to the water for boating, fishing and water sports, as well as options for hiking the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. It lies high in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests at an elevation of about 8,400 feet.

Hog Park has 50 sunny campsites, spread over three loops in the campground.

There are 27 reservable sites in the first two loops: sites 1 through 16, and sites 18,19,31,32 and sites 44 through 50.

The campground recommends tents and small campers for the 22 non-reservable, first come sites on the back loop. These are smaller sites and the loop has a tight turning radius.

Facilities include picnic tables, drinking water, fire grates, vault toilets and trash service. There is a boat ramp near the campground.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Southwest of Saratoga, Wyo. on the Medicine Bow National Forest lies the Sierra Madre Range, which is a part of the main range of the Rocky Mountains. There are two wilderness areas in the Sierra Madre Range: Huston Park Wilderness and Encampment River Wilderness. Named for the famous battle between Indians and Fur Trappers in 1841, the 57-mile Battle Pass Scenic Byway runs through this area. This byway is known for its scenic views, especially during fall when the colors are changing. 

This area has many activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.

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.

This campground has been logged to remove all beetle killed trees and is now a sunny campground with a broad view of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. Areas of interest include the Continental Divide, Green Mountain Falls and the Encampment River headwaters.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Sierra Madre Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Sierra Madre Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Sierra Madre Area


Areas for Backpacking at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Sierra Madre Area

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Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Encampment, Wyoming, travel west on Highway 70 approximately 6 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 550 and travel south about 16 miles to the junction of Forest Roads 550 and 496. Stay left and travel 3 miles. The campground is south of the dam.

Available Campsites

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