Hog Park Campground


Area Status: Closed

Please Note: This campground  has no trash services. Be prepared to pack it in and pack it out by bringing your own trash bags.

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.

AMENITIES: Picnic tables, vault toilets, potable water, and fire grates.

NUMBER OF SITES: 50 for tents and trailers
MAX TRAILER LENGTH: 30ft

CAMP HOST: Yes, located on site

ELEVATION: 8,400

FIRE BANS/RESTRICTIONS:
Please check with the Brush Creek Hayden Ranger station prior to your arrival to find out if campfires are allowed as fire restrictions and fire bans can go into effect at any given time 307-326-5258

DAY USE AREA: Across the Reservoir is a day-use picnic area with tables and a vault toilet.

ACTIVITIES:

  • HIKING AND BACKPACKING: Opportunities nearby include:
    • Huston Park
    • Encampment River
    • Mount Zirkel Wilderness areas.  
      *For more detailed hiking information go to homepage, click recreation, click day hiking, then click on the area of interest.
       
  • FISHING AND BOATING: A boat dock, ramp and parking area located near the campground.
    • FISH SPECIES: Hog Park Reservoir is stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Hog Park Creek and the Encampment River, located below the reservoir support populations of  brook, brown and rainbow trout.

WATERCRAFT: 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 Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) in Cheyenne or Laramie.

 

 

 

 

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/13/22 - Closed for season.
Operational Hours: SEASON: Weather and snow can create a short season if there are late Spring snows and/or early Fall snows.
Open mid-June (weather permitting), gates close for the winter Mid September)  _______________________________________________________________________________________
STAY LIMIT: The maximum stay is 14 nights.   

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CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS: This campground is managed by the Ranger Station in Saratoga (Brush Creek Hayden Ranger District), 2171 S. HWY 130, Saratoga, WY 82331
Calls are taken M-F 8am-4:30pm at 307-326-5258
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(Reservations are not managed here, please see reservation section for details)
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 Please Note: This campground  has no trash services. Be prepared to pack it in and pack it out by bringing your own trash bags.
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: mid June - September
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Encampment, WY
Water: water currently offline 7/21
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
307-326-5258
2171 Highway 130
Saratoga, WY 82331

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

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

Picnicking

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

Boating - Non-Motorized

Amenities

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

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.0264334230001

  Longitude : 
-106.863100529

  Elevation : 
8470