This campground is located at the north end of the Big Sandy Opening, along Big Sandy Creek approximately 60 miles southeast of Pinedale. It is a smaller campground, with 4 sites in the main loop and additional site near the Stock Trailhead for those visitors with horses. The campground is located next to Big Sandy Trailhead, which leads some of the most popular destinations in the Bridger Wilderness. Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and photography. This is a primitve campground, there is no drinking water and you are required to pack out your own trash. Proper Food Storage is required.
At a Glance
||Big Sandy Campground is usually open between May and June to early September, depending upon snow load and road conditions.
||There are no reservations needed for this campground, all of the Bridger-Teton campgrounds are on a "First come, first served basis."
||$7/Night for single unit
||Mid June 2011
||No drinking water
Starting from the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming, head South on United States Highway 191 (US-191) for 12 miles where you will pass through the Town of Boulder, Wyoming. From the Town of Boulder, make a left turn on State Highway 353 (WY-353) for 15 miles. The State Highway continues as Big Sandy Elkhorn Road for approximately 12 miles, then make a left turn on Lander Cutoff Road (County Road 23-132) for 4.5 miles, then turn right to stay on Lander Cutoff Road for about 1 mile, make another right turn to stay on the road for about 1.5 miles, bearing left on Big Sandy Opening Road for 10 miles, then make a right turn onto National Forest Road 135 (NF-135), this road is before you reach Mudd Lake, follow the road for 1 mile, where you will see signage for Big Sandy Campground on the left.
- Travel details from the Town of Pinedale: 57 miles, 1 hour and 25 minutes (approximate estimates)
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