Friend Park Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Set at the base of Laramie Peak, the tallest peak in the North Laramie Range and a waypoint for Oregon Trail migrants, the campground has trail access to both the Laramie Peak Trail and Friend Park Trail for non-motorized users. At 7400' elevation, there are 11 campsites of which three are walk in access/tent use only (parking available up above).

Motorized users of the Laramie Peak Trail will find the trailhead just 1/4 mile from the campground. Friend Park Trail is not open to motorized use. Fishing is available in the adjacent Friend Creek and surrounding beaver ponds.  It is managed by the Douglas Ranger District.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come - first served, sorry no reservations. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/site for picnicking or overnight use. When Fee Area signs are removed (23 Oct 2018 to 23 May 2019), camping in the campground is allowed with no fee charged.  No water or trash services will be available but the Vault Toilet will be unlocked. 
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No horses in the campground. Wyoming State OHV stickers are required for driving any Forest Service OHV trails.
Closest Towns: Esterbrook Store is 20 miles north, Douglas is 58 miles north.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Two vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Parking:

 Limited parking in the campground and day use parking ($5.00/vehicle) at the Laramie Peak trailhead nearby.


Directions:

From Douglas, take WY 94 17 miles south continuing onto Esterbrook Road (County Road 5) 11 miles south to Esterbrook. Turn right on Esterbrook Road (County Road 5) southwest for another 15 miles.  Turn left on Forest Road 671 for 2 miles and then left onto Forest Road 661 for 1 mile to the campground.  Transit time 1 1/2+ hours.

From Rock River, take US 30 / US 287 north 3 miles, turn right on Fetterman Road (County Road 61) for 33.6 miles.  Turn right on Garrett Road (County Road 713) for 6.7 miles and then left on Bear Creek Road (County Road 77) for 7.8 miles.  Continue on Forest Road 671 for 6 miles and then turn right on Friend Park Road 1 mile to the campground.  Transit time 2+ hours.

This site is usually not accessable by vehicle from mid-October to mid-May.  Converse and Abany County normally does not maintain County Roads in the Friend Park Area from 1 Nov to 1 May.  Bear Creek road is single lane and rough when it is open.

 


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Tent camping
Camping trailer


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