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Vedauwoo Designated Dispersed Campsites

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Vedauwoo is a popular camping and recreation destination located near I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie. 97 designated dispersed campsites welcome all types of RV and tent campers, with 3 group sites available. Visitors can explore the various trails, including the Turtle Rock Trailhead, and access free trail guides from the Laramie Ranger Station. Vault toilets are located at the Nautilus Rock TH and FR 700D, but no other services are available.


Located near I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Vedauwoo is a popular destination for camping and recreation among locals and visitors alike. Tucked back on Forest Service Road 700 behind the campground, 97 designated dispersed campsites have been put in place. Access from I-80, Vedauwoo exit 329 or from Happy Jack Rd, Hwy 210.These sites welcome all types of RVs and tent campers. Designated group campsites are available for parties over eight people. Much like the campground, Vedauwoo designated dispersed sites offer easy access to the various trails and other recreation opportunities throughout the Pole Mountain area. Dispersed camping is defined as camping sites that are outside of the campgrounds and do not have services such as toilets, electric, water or trash, however each site has a rock fire ring, and the three group sites have a metal ring/grate. All vehicles and campfires must by within 50 feet of the site marker at all times, 100 feet or group sites. No more than two vehicles per site, except for group sites. Length of stay is limited to 16 days at a given site. Please back out all trash and human and animal waste.

There are multiple trailheads located near the Vedauwoo designated campground and designated dispersed campsites. Among these various trails is the Turtle Rock Trailhead, a favorite for visitors. The trail is a short hike, that allows for all levels of hikers. It covers a nice loop that passes multiple rock formations and a few beaver ponds tucked back in the tress. Stop into the Laramie Ranger Station for free trail guides.

Vault toilets are located at the Nautilus Rock TH and on FR 700D. No water or other services available.

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