9 Parks near Ranchester, Wyoming
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Clean, neat, pretty, friendly staff. Easy access around a city block. Concrete runners and grass with gravel street. Tall poplar trees provide evening shade. The only drawback is the occasional noise from a train, but you have that most anywhere along I-90. We were passing through and stayed one night in a 36' motor home with a tow vehicle. We would come again. - Ginger C Brown
Aug 2016 - $30.00
I have no idea why anyone would give this place more than a 2.
Sites are very close, some have 30amp, some 50amp. They say concrete pads. Well there idea of concrete pads are two strips just big enough to the duels to fit on. Very small lawn area, the rest is gravel. Most seem to be permanents, a few with lots of junk under and around. The pull throughs face the neighbors across the street. Your nose is right against the sidewalk.
Trees on ether side of the front of coach just enough room for the coach.
Being a retired Electrician the electrical scares the hell out of me.
Boxes that are not meant to be located outside with silicone seal to make them waterproof, which is peeling away.
If I had known any of this would have keep on going.
There's not even a grocery store. The hamburger joint across the street if so fifthly I walked out and all I wanted was ice cream.
Employee or owner did not even wash his hands when coming in from smoking Nasty place. - traveler1952
Oct 2015 - $27.00
The manager was very nice. The location is in town, but ok. A bit run down. You must like trains if you stay here. 24 hours a day! Didn't bother me that much. However, my issue came from whoever it is that is the caretaker of the park. My second night there I lost my water. It was on the cold side so I switched to the tank. Next day, still no water. Cable is $2 a day. I have satellite radio so wasn't sure I'd use it. Initially I hooked it up and did a 30min channel scan, didn't watch it again until I wanted to see the presidential debate... Turned it on only to find no cable. I had told the manger I would pay the cable if I used it. The next morning I went out to see what was wrong with the water situation. I found the water had been turned off and the cable unconnected! I left a message for the manager to give me a call, never received a response. Nice town, but this really downed my stay :o( - Randell Tober
Oct 2010 - $11.00
A very quiet park with some long pull throughs and a few sites right on the small creek that flows through the park. The road is somewhat narrow through the park for a big rig, but doable by going slow and swinging wide on the turns. Verizon was just OK and satellite dish worked fine from our pull through site on the north side of the park right along side the creek. One site overlooks a small dam (20 feet from the site) where we saw some fly fishermen catching and releasing good size trout. One other RV and one tent the night we stayed. We would stay again. - run2
Aug 2009 - $9.00
What a nice area to camp. This place is just inside Ranchester with only a small, brown sign to show the turn. Once you get to it, though, it's fantastic. The campground was deserted, we were the only ones there so the quiet was great. The river goes around three sides of the campground so it seems like your on an island. Campground was clean, though primitive, but we like that sort of camping. At only $9 a night, it was the best deal around for our 1 night. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay from one to three nights. Great place - Element tent
Jul 2008 - $9.00
This state historic site is a beautiful park-like setting next to the Tongue River and was the site of the Battle of Tongue River in 1865. The majority of the park is surrounded by old, large cottonwood trees; however there are several sites that are in the open. The park does not take reservations, so with the first come/first served you can pick the site that suits you best. Most of the sites are back-in and three sites are pull-thrus. We picked a pull thru that would easily accommodate two forty-footers plus toads. We had no problem using our TV/internet satellite dish here. This campground is dry camping only and we encountered tenter's, small vans, and motorhomes. This is a great location just a few minutes off the interstate for a one-night stay or a several-night stay in order to explore the mountains to the west. - flrvers466
Jul 2016 - $21.00
It is always sad to see a park that has so much potential, and fails to deliver in almost every way. This is a spacious park bordering the Tongue River on the north side, a city park on the east side, and is one block from the small downtown area. It is less than 10 miles to the national forest and great hiking and fishing. The owners are a nice couple who have owned the park for 40+ years. However, they have failed to maintain what was probably a nice little park 70 years ago. For example, the laundry building had eight washers and three dryers - two of the washers worked and one of the dryers. The windows in the sides of the building were so dirty you could not see out of them. The walls had not been painted in probably 20 years. None of the buildings looked like they had been repaired or remodeled for decades. The owners appear to be hoarders; there was stuff (junk?) stacked or laying everywhere. No attempt had been made to put down gravel and create level parking pads; you just parked on the grass near the hookups. Roads in the park appear to have had gravel put down many years ago, but were now essentially dirt. Pictures will be posted so you can see the conditions throughout the park for yourself. Obviously, the price is very reasonable; a number of the people staying here were contractors working in the area. - CO Traveler
Jun 2013 - $28.00
This is Foothills Motel and Campground in Dayton, Wyoming. This poor little park is worn down and showing its age. The entire campground is entirely shaded. My site was a pull through, 50 amp. The owner showed me the sewer hookup by telling me it was that hole under that rock. There was a hole and it appeared to have a plastic pipe down in there, but I would never dump there because I would be afraid that the pipe would come out of the hole spraying sewerage everywhere. I didn't drink the water either. The site was grass grown up through gravel and was level enough. There was a considerable amount of junk around the edges and what appeared to be two or three abandoned trailers moldering away. There is access to a surprisingly nice city park, with a large dog park. The owners were nice enough. My 34 foot fifth wheel was about all this place could handle. I found the rates to be VERY high considering the condition of the park. Overall, it is a run down place owned by an elderly couple, who are doing the best that they can. I would only stay here again if I could not find other accommodations within a reasonable distance. - User3071
Sep 2016 - $21.00
WY CGs are like the state-rugged to an extent. The elements are hard on things here. We were in row A, which has good room between sites. A creek runs by the CG and sometimes has a smell, but other WY rivers/streams do the same. The grounds were clean/acceptable. There's no cable. FHU was suitable/easy to access/reliable. KOA WIFI was not. Verizon cell/data was good. Interstate does run close by but not a bother. I am noise sensitive. Could not enjoy sleeping w/ windows open at night though. There are permanent residents here but not an issue. Nice dog park. Large flocks of turkeys moved through the CG. Flies can be an issue at times, and you need to bring a mat to keep the dust from getting into the rig if you have an issue w/ this. I'd return. Not the best & not the worst but good for this part of the country. I prefer to spread out a bit and open my awning. - 2Fliers
Sep 2016 - $30.00
.Stayed 1 night while traveling thru. Staff was friendly but person who checked us in didn't seem to know all procedures as he asked no questions and failed to provide wifi info. Park needs work as roads had water filled potholes and mud from recent rain. It is a small campground for today's rigs. Utilities worked fine. Noise from I25 and rail line which seems normal for many campgrounds. If we had been staying for awhile I would look for another place. - RV'er
Sep 2016 - $54.00
We overnighted here and probably will find another location the next time we pass through. Too close to I-90 about 150 yards. Reserved a space for 35 ft trailer and 21 ft tow truck only to be given a 45 ft long pull through. We had to change locations and gave up sewer connection to do so. Good thing it was only overnight. Getting in and out of the park requires you to drive nearly every road in the place. Some big trees are close and if folks don't keep their tow vehicles on their sites you might not get past in a few spots. AT&T cell and data worked. The wifi was very iffy. - Sigohigo
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Peter D's is right off I-90 exit 23 in Sheridan and is easy in and out. The park is semi-close to the interstate, but road noise is minimal. The owners Barb, run a tight ship, which for one, I appreciate. No shenanigans here. They came over to check on us after we set up to make sure we were comfortable and to see if we needed anything. How many park owners do that? They also have a beautiful garden and offers their guests fresh veggies at no charge. Sites area a bit narrow as is the green space in between. Definitely stay here again! - Rick Frazier
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Long sites, great utility placement, level. The gentleman checking us in (Peter) was helpful and a great sense of humor. Nice grassy areas between the gravel sites. Very well kept-up. - DreamCaptn
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We came in burned out from three 14 hour days in a row. As I entered the office, I received a hearty welcome from the owner. He was so very friendly. Made me feel like he was really glad we landed there. He came out to greet my husband and our four dogs. He put us in a spot near the dog park and later stopped by with milk bones to make sure we settled in. Everything worked. Cable tv was no problem, electric, sewer, water, it was bang bang bang done. Site was super clean. Fenced dog park was super clean. If you are a family with kids, this may not be the best for you. But if you are a burned out couple with burned out dogs then this is the place to stop and rest! Wish we could have rested more than one night! Walmart and restraunts close by. - Jenn and Lance Grimm
Jun 2016 - $0.00
An OK place for overnight parking with no hookups. It is a fairly large gravel parking area with no defined sites. Just park along the edge of the grass. Note that this is a working transfer station in addition to being a park. Local residents bring yard debris, recycling, etc. here. So you want to park close to one end or the other. We chose the end opposite from the end with the bathrooms and dump station. Several smaller units parked at that end as they needed the bathrooms. We were alone at the other end. - Bob and Inga
May 2015 - $1.00
We called the Chamber of Commerce at 307-672-2485 and they verified that overnight camping was okay and free. The park is easy access for big rigs and is basically a graveled parking lot with inter-spaced trees and abutting a beautiful stream. When we arrived we were the only RV here. The local Sheriff patrolled the park, but did not stop and talk to us. There is a bathhouse which appears to be well maintained. No sewer hook-ups, but has a dump station. No electric hook-ups, but we have solar. No water hook-ups, but there is a water filing station that dispenses 12 gallons of water for 25 cents. Walmart just down the street and close to many restaurants. Great overnight stop and you can't beat the price. Would stay again. - richdoreen
Sep 2014 - $0.00
This is a city park just on Coffeen south of Heald. Signs are not obvious. It is quiet and flat and free. There is a dump and lots of recycle bins. Potable water is available for 25 cents. There is a free dump. Verizon coverage was big 4G. If you don't do that, there were lots of access points that you might able to take advantage of, but I did not try. - Matt_C
Aug 2015 - $14.00
This was a very nice Forest Service campground. We had reservations for site 16 which had electric service and some shade. All the sites had a fire pit, grill, picnic table and lantern stand. There was a nice trail around the lake. Other than that, the only other trails were snowmobile and cross country ski trails that weren't really walking trails but would do. The pit toilets were the cleanest and nicest smelling pit toilets I have ever seen (and smelled). The gravel road around the campground can get a little dusty. One of the nice things about this place was that all four days of our visit the temperature was in the low 70s while down in Dayton and Ranchester it was in the upper 90s. The climb from Dayton is steep but there are a number of pull-outs, both uphill and downhill. - troutslayer
Jun 2015 - $12.00
Rate includes discount for America the Beautiful pass ($8) and an extra $4 for electrical. We found the upper/right side of the campground to have the most room for big rigs. Sites are all back in, have a picnic table, fire ring, and BBQ stand. Firewood was available for $5 bundle. There is also a boat launch and picnic area below the campground sites. We took a great walk around the lake to find the geocache; other campers were fishing or out in their canoes. This park sits at 7,900 ft elevation on the Big Horn Scenic Byway. We came from the west so climbed at least 6,000 ft in elevation to the top of the pass. It is a beautiful, scenic drive. Be prepared for slow moving trucks, big rigs, and don't hesitate to pull over if you are heating up! We'll definitely stay here again. - DiplomatTraveler
Aug 2011 - $19.00
Nice Forest Service campground. The lake is a short walk from the campsites. Long campsites, some closer together than others. Well marked Cross country ski trails next to campground made for excellent hiking trails. Forest Service Dump Station about 5 miles away near Burgess Junction. We would definitely stay here again. - Schooner50
Jun 2012 - $15.00
Prune Creek is one of 4 campgrounds easily accessed for us bigger rigs on Highway 14, East side of the Bighorn Mountains. Sites are level; vault toilets with water pumps between sites, no electric, no cell service, intermittent satellite service ... True 'camp' experience with good fishing & hiking. Senior passes (1/2 price) are honored on Bighorn Natl Forest camping. Supplies & eats are available from 3 lodges nearby. Other CG are Sibley just 1 mile East of Prune Creek and only one that has some electric sites; approx 2 miles West (just after Burgess Jct) and on 14A is North Tongue .. 1 mile on gravel but big rig accessible; and approx 4 miles westward past 14-14A junction on Highway 14 is Owen Creek - a smaller CG but just off highway and a couple of larger sites. Enjoy a primitive campsite in a bigger rig in these 4 campgrounds. - evadu
Jul 2014 - $40.00
One of our favorite state park campgrounds to stay at. There have been numerous upgrades to the park in the last year. Some being added electrical sites, added handicap accessible sites, two camp host sites and new potable water fill stations. Their vault bathrooms are as neat and clean as possible, although all the hard work the staff does goes out the window as soon as a disrespectful camper walks in. The staff has always done their best to let people camp in peace, but rules do have to be followed including keeping ones pets in control. Most of the time people are pretty good when the occasional mishap (pet off a leash or barking) with a pet happens as the majority of us who camp there love dogs. We love being there over the 4th as the staff does a little parade with water guns, the kids love to try to get them back with ice cold water from the cooler. The cell signal this year seems a lot worse than last year. I used to be able to check the weather report (important thing when you are boating) before we would go out but not this time. There was no signal strong enough to load my Weather Underground app, and the radio stations out of Sheridan were quite a bit fuzzier than last year. The only major improvements I would love to see would be another dump station on Pee Wee, updated launch dock that does not have splinters, day use boat slips so the boat launches are not impeded with people going to the marina and a shower facility. - MT woodworker
Jul 2014 - $28.00
I am surprised no one has reviewed this park before. There are several campgrounds around this lake, including one with double-wide, newly paved electric sites and roadways. New sites are very long, and you can easily park a 35 foot motorhome with a car in front, plus a boat and trailer alongside! Water is available from convenient faucets alongside the road. One negative is the dirt road getting in and the lack of cell phone service. I am also not sure about the availability of showers. There were only vault toilets in the new Camper's Point campground where I stayed. - judy_online