Laramie Peak Area

Area Status: Open

The Laramie Peak area is located in east central Wyoming, stretching from southeast of Casper to west of Wheatland. This portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest is part of the Laramie Range and is dominated by the jagged 10,274 foot crest of Laramie Peak, and is managed by the Douglas Ranger District.

With nearly 180,000 acres on the Medicine Bow National Forest, the Laramie Peak area offers many public uses and recreation opportunities, such as hunting, fishing, hiking and OHV riding.

Dispersed Camping is allowed on all Forest Service Land in the Laramie Peak Unit, but with restrictions on motor vehicle parking and road access. The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) identifies which roads are open to the public. You are allowed to camp along open roads and trails, parking 1 to 2 car lengths from the road, and in selected areas up to 300 feet from the road, and remember, do NOT damage the habitat. 

After the campgrounds close (Esterbrook, Friend Park, Curtis Gulch and Campbell Creek), they can be used for dispersed camping. The vault toilet will be open, but water and trash services are not available. Please pack in and pack out, limit stays to 16 days and know that many of the county roads have limited maintenance from November to May.  

At a Glance

Information Center: Douglas Ranger District
2250 East Richards Street
Douglas, WY 82633-8922
(307) 358-4690

General Information


From I25 at Douglas or Glendo, expect to drive about an hour to get to the National Forest boundary, then an additional 30 to 60 minutes to get to your destination, so plan accordingly.


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Laramie Peak Area

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Laramie Peak Area

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Laramie Peak Area

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Laramie Peak Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Laramie Peak Area

Ice Fishing

Areas for Ice Fishing at Laramie Peak Area

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Laramie Peak Area

Target Shooting

Areas for Target Shooting at Laramie Peak Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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