Big Sandy Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground is located at the north end of the Big Sandy Opening, along Big Sandy Creek approximately 60 miles southeast of Pinedale, Wyoming. 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 primitive campground, there is no drinking water and you are required to pack out your own trash. Proper Food Storage is required.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Big Sandy Campground is usually open between June and July to early September, depending upon snow load and road conditions.
Reservations: There are no reservations needed for this campground, all of the Bridger-Teton campgrounds are on a "First come, first served basis."
Fees: $7/Night for single unit
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Pinedale, Wyoming
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming, head south on United States Highway 191 (US-191) for about 12 miles, then turn left on Wyoming State Highway 353 (WY-353) and drive approximately 15.5 miles where WY-353 transitions into Big Sandy-Elkhorn Road/Country Road 118. Continue for another 12 miles and then make a left turn onto Lander Cutoff Road/County Road 132 (CR-132). Follow for CR-132 for 7 miles, then turn left onto Big Sandy Opening Road/Forest Service Road 370850(FS-370850) and drive for 9.7 miles and then make a right at the fork and Big Sandy Campground is on the right at the end of the road.

Approximate travel details from Pinedale, Wyoming: 45 miles, 1 hour and 12 minutes.

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