Lake Owen Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed


Campground will be closed for the 2021 season, we hope to re-open it for summer 2022.

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.  It is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open seasonally, weather dependent 6/1 to 11/1
Reservations: No reservations, first come first served basis
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Camping: $10/Night
Day Use: $5/Vehicle/Day
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Albany, WY; Laramie, WY
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
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.

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Camping trailer Max trailer length is 22 ft.
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Boat ramp
Drinking water Potable water not available as of 6/19/2017.