Sweetwater County, Wyo., Names Top 5 Campgrounds Jul 08, 2014

-Whether tent or RV camping, Southwest Wyoming has a scenic site to suit every need -

Sweetwater County, Wyo.Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism today announced the top five campgrounds near Rock Springs and the town of Green River. This area, characterized by high desert country landscape and wide open spaces, is conveniently located right at the junction of I-80 and Highway 191. This makes Sweetwater County the perfect pit stop for those traveling between national parks or road-tripping across the American West. With over 10,500 square miles, there are plenty of places to pitch a tent – or hook up an RV – in Sweetwater County.

  • Hideout Canyon Boat-in Campground
    This popular camping enclave right on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir gets its name from a hiding spot used by Butch Cassidy and his gang. It is accessible only by boating or hiking in, and offers all of the water sports the gorge is famous for, literally at your backdoor. The campground is surrounded by scenic cliffs and offers 18 single-family sites, each with its own cabana, picnic table and fire ring.
  • The Travel Camp
    Located just two miles outside of the town of Green River, this clean and friendly campground offers 72 camper spots. There are pull-through, back-in and tent sites. The proximity to Green River means great family fun and fishing is there for the taking.
  • Buckboard Crossing Campground
    Located on the far northwest shore of the fabulous Flaming Gorge Reservoir and 25 miles from Green River, this campground consists of 66 single-family campsites, most of which can be reserved. Most sites have a cabana shade over a picnic table, fire rings and grills, while others offer electricity. Buckboard Marina is nearby for boat rentals, fuel, slips, fishing license, bait and groceries. 
  • Firehole Canyon Campground
    Located 29 miles southwest of Rock Springs and adjacent to Flaming Gorge Reservoir, this desert-like campground is decorated with Russian Olive plants and sagebrush. The campground boasts beautiful views of the reservoir and surrounding red rock formations. Fishing, boating, canoeing, water skiing and swimming are all just a stone’s throw away! 
  • Mustang Ridge Campground
    This site – on the Utah side of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir – is perched on a high desert bluff overlooking the water. This campsite sits at an elevation of 6,300 feet, offering expansive views of the surrounding countryside and is situated among a dense piñon pine and juniper forest.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com)
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.

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Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com

Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com

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