Hog Park Campground

Area Status: Closed

The Hog Park Campground is located in Encampment, Wyoming on the southeast shore of Hog Park Reservoir. This is a sunny area with an open view of the reservoir and night sky. This campgroudns features 50 sites, suitable for tents and camper trailers up to 30 feet. Each site as a picnic table and fire grate,a dwater, trash, and toilet services are available. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/30/2023 - Closed for season.
Reservations: RESERVATIONS: May be made up to 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Recreation Service at 877-444-6777 Sites that are not reserved can be taken on a walk-in basis (if available).
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $10 per night per site. $5 per additional vehicle(s) per day
Permit Info: No permit required
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Encampment, WY
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
2171 Highway 130
Saratoga, WY 82331

General Information


From Encampment, take WY Highway 70 west five miles to Forest Road 550 and the Hog Park Reservoir sign. Turn onto Forest Road 550 and drive approximately 16 miles to FR 496. Continue on Forest Road 496 for 1.5 mile to the campground sign. Turn right, cross the dam, and into the campground.  Once you leave WY Highway 70 you will be on a gravel road that may have wash-boards in the curves.

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Campground Camping

50 sites for tents and trailers

Max trailer length is 30 feet

No. of Sites 49 single site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=74169\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Hog Park Reservoir is stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). The lake supports populations of brook trout, rainbow trout and Splake (a hybrid of a male brook trout and female lake trout).

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.

Status: Open

River and Stream Fishing

Hog Park Creek and the Encampment River, located below the reservoir support populations of  brook, brown and rainbow trout.

Day Hiking

Day hiking and backpacking opportunities nearby include Huston Park, Encampment River and Mount Zirkel Wilderness areas.  For more hiking information go to homepage, click recreation, click day hiking and the area.

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery


Day Use Opportunity: Across the Reservoir is a day-use picnic area with tables and a vault toilet.

Boating - Non-Motorized


Camping trailer: Max 30 feet length
Picnic tables: Day use picnic tables in addition to campsites
Tent camping:
Boat ramp: Located near campground
Drinking water:

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