Pelton Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The campground is at the eastern edge of the Platte River Wilderness, and has 16 sites.  It is a single loop with one side running parallel to Pelton Creek among Lodgepole pines.

Some sites overlook the creek and a meadow. The understory is grass and the sites are fairly close together providing minimal privacy. 

A trailhead provides wilderness access via the Douglas Creek Trail or the Platte Ridge Trail. 14 day stay limit.

Stock unloading facility near campground, however no stock are allowed in the campground.

Picnic tables, toilets, drinking water, fire grates and no refuse receptacles (pack out your own trash, leave no trace).

Fishing is available in Douglas Creek.

This area is located in the Snowy Range and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open seasonally. Please call Laramie Ranger Station for current conditions. 307-745-2300
Reservations: No reservations taken. First come basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/Night for single unit
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Centennial, WY; Laramie, WY
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Laramie, take WY 230 west for 40.6 miles to National Forest Recreation Area sign on Forest Route 898. Turn right onto FR 898 and go 8.7 miles to campground.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites9 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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