Six Mile Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Six Mile Gap Campground is 2 miles off Highway 230. Located in a saddle above the North Platte River and provides access to the North Platte River and Platte River Wilderness Area.

NUMBER OF SITES: 6 and 3 pull-thru sites

AMENITIES: Picnic tables, bear canisters for food storage, vault toilets, potable water, fire grates and trash service.




Please check with the Brush Creek Hayden Ranger station prior to your arrival to find out if campfires are allowed as fire restrictions and fire bans can go into effect at any given time. For most current updates, call 307-326-5258




PETS: Allowed, but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under control at all times.



  • FLOATING: North Platte River. A separate parking area is available for hikers and river floaters.


  • HIKING: Platte River Trail (For details on this trail go to homepage, click recreation, click day hiking, click the area.


    • The North Platte River is classified as a blue-ribbon trout stream by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Fish species present include brook, brown and rainbow trout. *Special fishing regulations apply to the North Platte River upstream of Saratoga, Wyoming.
    • Douglas Creek also offers good fishing opportunities.
      • All watercraft (except for inflatables 10’ or less in length) must have a valid Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species decal. Decals are available from the Wyoming Game and Fish   Department (WGFD) online, at regional offices and at automated license vendors.
      • For additional information on boating and fishing regulations, contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Laramie or Cheyenne.



At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/23/21 Open
Operational Hours: SEASON: Weather can create a short season if there are late Spring snows and/or early Fall snows.
Open mid-June to mid-September (varies due to snow, weather permitting) 
(Mid-September the campground gate closes for the winter.)    STAY LIMIT: The maximum stay is 14 nights.    CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS: This campground is managed by the Ranger Station in Saratoga (Brush Creek Hayden Ranger District), 2171 S. HWY 130, Saratoga, WY 82331
Calls are taken M-F 8am-4:30pm at 307-326-5258  
Reservations: No reservable sites
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per night per site. $5 per day for additional vehicles.
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Encampment, WY
Water: Potable Water Available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Forest Service/Visitor center located at 2171 S. HWY 130, Saratoga, WY 82331

General Information


From Encampment take Highway 230 southeast for approximately 27 miles to Forest Road #492. Turn left onto 492 and travel two miles to Six Mile Campground.


A separate parking area is available for hikers and river floaters. Popular activities nearby include fishing, floating the North Platte River and hiking the Platte River Trail.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water