Tie City Campground

Area Status: Open
Tie City Campground

The campground is comprised of 17 campsites in a single tear-drop loop. Some sites are nestled in a dense grove of aspen, fir and spruce, others are in a grassy meadow. The interior road is narrow and rough in places. The campground is convenient to a network of challenging mountain bike trails. There are nearby corrals. Tie City was named for the railroad men who cut the ties for the Union Pacific Railroad from this forest. The South Fork of Lodgepole Creek runs close to the Tie City Campground and across the 719 road from Yellow Pine, which has good brook trout fishing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/25/22 - Open for season, water available. 
Reservations: Reservable on Recreation.gov with additional first come, first serve sites.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $10/Night
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Laramie, WY; Cheyenne, WY
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Information Center: Laramie Ranger District
2468 Jackson St
Laramie, WY 82070

General Information

Directions: From Laramie, take Interstate 80 east 9.5 miles to WY 210 (Exit 323). Turn onto Exit 323 and go left at stop sign onto WY 210/ Happy Jack Rd, then 0.1 miles to Happy Jack Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign (staying on WY 210) and go 1 mile to campground sign, then turn right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 18 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Group Camping

River and Stream Fishing

There is brook trout fishing in the South Fork of Lodgepole Creek, which runs close to the Tie City Campground and across the 719 road from Yellow Pine.

Horse Riding

Corrals located nearby on Headquarters Road (NFSR 707). No horses are allowed inside the campground.


Camping trailer: max trailer length is 32 ft.
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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