Lake Owen Campground

Area Status: Closed

alt=The campground is adjacent to Lake Owen. It is comprised of two loops under a dense stand of Lodgepole pines and a few Aspen. Both loops have sites overlooking the lake and site with scenic views of the Snowy Range. There are 35 campsites with tables, fire rings, trash pick-up, vault toilets. The understory is grass, but sites are well separated providing adequate privacy. There is a 14 day stay limit. Owen Lake is 55 acres and offers fishing and boating access.  

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/11/23 - Closed for season.
Reservations: No reservations, first come first served basis
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: Camping: $10/Night
Day Use: $5/Vehicle/Day
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Albany, WY; Laramie, WY
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Passes: A valid Wyoming fishing license is required to fish at Lake Owen.
Information Center: Laramie Ranger District
2468 Jackson St
Laramie, WY 82070

General Information


From Laramie, WY take WY 130 west 21.7 to WY 11. Turn left onto WY 11 and continue onto Albany, 10.9 miles. Continue on NFSR 500,  past the forest boundary for 2.2 mi to NFSR 513. Turn left onto NFSR 513 and continue for 2.5 miles to NFSR 517. Turn left onto NFSR 517 and continue for 1.5 miles to NFSR 540. Turn right onto NFSR 540 and continue 2.8 miles to campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 38 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

There is a boat ramp but no dock at Lake Owen. Fish species present in the lake include brook trout, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. Lake Owen is stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD).

All watercraft (except for inflatables 10' or less in length) must have a valid Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species decal. For additional information on boating and fishing regulations, contact the WGFD in Cheyenne or Laramie.



Camping trailer: Max trailer length is 22 ft.
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