3 Parks near Shoshoni, Wyoming
Sep 2016 - $17.00
GPS has troubles finding the correct spot. Signage is definitely an issue. We came from the north, via St Hwy 120. We passed through 3 tunnels as we approached Boysen St. Pk. Right after the 3rd tunnel is the 1st Boysen Pk campground (Lower Wind River). The sign is on the right, parallel to the road, so hard to notice. If you turn in here, it's better to approach on the left of the Boysen Pk sign for better access to the road into the Park. If you travel down (south) further a little ways you will come to the 2nd sign (Upper Wind River), also parallel to the road. This seems to be the the most scenic, with canyon views on both sides of the several campgrounds. Further south is a sign, facing the road, for 2 more campgrounds (Tamarisk & Bannan?). These appear to be not so green, very open. The Wind River sites have grass and trees and are closer to the Shoshoni River. Very helpful camp host. After Sept. 15th they don't take reservations, it's first come, first served. Upper Wind River filled by the end of the day. Level sites, with lovely views of the canyon, with a river running by the campground. They have well watered grass and trees. Only the reservable sites have been assigned numbers. We didn't reserve because it was after Labor Day. They had lots of sites filled by the end of the day, but there were still some left when we left the next day. We walked up a path toward the nearby earthen dam. - TJElser
Aug 2016 - $17.00
We paid the out-of-state resident fee for a basic site (dry camping). There are a few campground locations for this state park, but I think the most popular are the green and shady Upper and Lower River Campgrounds. We pulled into the Lower River Campground (northernmost one) and selected a site that wasn't reserved - there seems to be plenty to choose from at the end of August, around half the sites available. We intended to only stay for 2 nights as a stopover, but since we weren't in any rush we ended up staying an entire week since the scenery was so beautiful and peaceful here. The weather was pretty hot but there are lots of shade trees to help if you pick the right site - ours was right next to the river and enjoyed the view of the water and opposing cliffs. We work online so Verizon signal is a big deal - we were barely able to get 1 bar of voice and 3G signal (sometimes LTE with our booster) but only at the very southern-most site in the campground, otherwise my phone read "no service." I believe you could probably get a little better signal at the Upper River Campground where it's a little more crowded. - Sara C.
Aug 2016 - $17.00
There are very few signs indicating the location of the state park. It is 11 miles from the road. If you come in from Hwy 26, There is one sign indicating to turn in for the park, and it is 11 miles in. However, that road is not marked, the park is not visible until one is close to it, and the road forks to the right. Which way do you go? You can't tell, as there are no more signs of any kind. Just a desert road. Help? So... We went back, and came in the way of Shoshoni, on Hwy 20. We went many miles until there was one small sign indicating to turn left for the park. When we arrived, the park host was new to the job, and virtually no help at all. There is no water, no showers, and the tent sites appear to have minimal area for a tent. This is for survival only. Not fun. I felt ripped off at the $17 fee. The good news is that the stars at night were awesome, and there was an incredible meteor. However, I didn't stay out long because of the mosquitoes. They didn't seem to be biting, but there were sure there. There was no heavy wind during the night, as we later suffered at Buffalo Bill State Park. We lost our tents at the latter location. We were around RV folks who talked into the night, keeping me awake. No supervision by a host. I felt miserable. This is for survival only. - Ken W
Aug 2012 - $40.00
Kind of a sad little place and very over-priced. As others said, somewhat run down and needs a lot of work, though bathrooms have been renovated. Right next to the highway, so noisy up front. Lots of tents and residents in older rigs. Watch out for high voltage and poor water quality (as tested). Verizon cell and MiFi worked fine; no mention of Wi-Fi by office. Most sites in shade, not level. Sat TV instead of cable, not many channels. - Annie's Song
Jun 2012 - $36.00
Very friendly owner, well informed about local information and accommodating in order to get a larger rig in place (allows you to drive on grass or park vehicle in another site if you don't fit in the pull through available). The only reason we gave an 8 for rating is the site was not big rig friendly. This is not a resort so don't expect a lot. The owner is trying but the CG needs a lot of TLC. WiFi worked great. - SubSailor
May 2012 - $38.00
Expensive but it's the only thing in the area unless you boondock at the Walmart right down the road. OK for a one night pull off the road. We were early in the year and it just needs freshening up. Nothing impressive but adequate. Owner very nice. - westie0506
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This park is good for an overnight stop. Very quiet. It's located off the main road, there aren't any signs leading you there so it might be hard to find without GPS. There is a sign near the office asking that you not park on the grass. No problem, since there isn't any. The very friendly owner checked us in gave us a site close to the office to ensure wifi for us. As other reviewers have stated there is some deferred maintenance. We'd stay here again if in the area. - Recycled
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We were very happy to get a pull through full-hookup site on short notice when we left Dubois (about 1.25 hours west) due to a fire pre-evacuation notice. Call for full directions when getting close, it's a little off the main drag. The accommodating owner/manager stayed late for our arrival and gave us a full orientation. There were many welcome shade trees (it was hot!) and very close to our site, but not a problem for our motorhome with no slide-outs. We would not have been able to put out our canopy, though. The gravel/dirt site was level and required no blocks. The electric power was strong and consistent and the modern electric tower was nicely high enough to allow the surge guard use. The water was of good pressure, clean, and decent tasting. Sewer hookups were easily accessible. WiFi signal seemed strong, but the amount of traffic seemed to overwhelm the system in the evening. Verizon cell service was good. There were two nice grassy areas for dogs, which were clean due to the many reminder signs to pick up after your dog. The park has made an effort also in this desert area to brighten the landscape with pretty watered flowers at each pull-through site and other areas near the entrance. The bathrooms were very clean, spacious, well-lit. Showers also very clean, $1 for 10 minutes with water-flow reducing shower heads. The laundry was wonderful, 13 regular washing machines, 2 oversize commercial washing machines, 8 big dryers, lots of folding space, modern vending drink machine, all in a spacious, swamp-cooled room. Lots of other nice RVs here, and the park seemed safe and quiet. A mosquito spraying truck rolled through in the evening. The RV sites are next to the same-owner storage facility. Not a fancy park, but totally more than adequate as a stopover. The owners have obviously made a lot of effort, focusing on important functional and hygienic improvements. Remember this is a desert area when wishing for lush landscaping. - corglet
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Must have recently changed hands. Sites are dirt and not clean. Lots of weeds and many dead trees. Garbage dumpster was over flowing and looks very bad. Wi-Fi not good at last few sites and no cable or major networks available with regular antenna. Very dusty from people driving through park including park personnel on golf carts. They also drive very fast...
Manager was very friendly but over whelmed.
Not as represented in camp book. - D'art campizard