3 Parks near Shoshoni, Wyoming
Oct 2016 - $17.00
We stayed in October and there was no camp host. We did not have trouble seeing the campgrounds or the signage, there is an upper and a lower. We camped in the lower. It was nearer the river and had a great view of the canyon wall. There was only one other camper, a small travel trailer.
There is nothing here in the way of hookups. We did not use the outdoor toilet. We stayed so my husband could fish the next morning. He was told by another fisherman that the key to the canyon is a red copper John fly. The water is clear and beautiful.
The stars were magnificent. We don't watch TV when we are camping and do not care about reception.
Still, it's pricey because you basically get what you would get in the national forest. But you have to put up with big trucks and the trains that come through the tunnel. One reviewer said the trucks stop at 8p.m. They do not. I was up way past 10 p.m and they just kept coming. It's not worth the price. I don't even know if anyone is collecting the fee but we paid anyway. - KSum
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 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