Boysen State Park
Activities in the park
13 campgrounds in Boysen State Park
If your mission is to spend as much time on the water as possible, Lower Wind River Campground at the old Boysen Dam is your best bet for staying close to the action. Set up shop on this prime riverside real estate, and all you'll need to worry about in the morning is making sure your boat shoes aren't tied together. The elements can be a bit hars Read more...
Unzip your tent, gaze at the mighty Wind River flowing beneath ancient rock walls (while still in your tent), and when you're ready, grab your gear and take a short stroll to enjoy some of the best trout fishing in the area. Too good to be true? Not at the Upper Wind River Campground! If solitude is your thing, this large-ish campground probably i Read more...
Sometimes places just don't live up to their names, and in the case of Tough Creek Campground, this is a good thing. Sitting pretty on a peninsula with its own watercraft launching area, the perfect location makes it easy-peasy for campers to say, “I'm on a boat” and mean it. Landlubbers will also enjoy staying here, especially if they brought alo Read more...
Poison Creek Campground is set on the southeast section of the Boysen Reservoir. There’s convenient access to the waterfront, and a short trek south to Lakeside will take you to a boat launch, scenic viewing area, and group shelter. To reserve the group shelter, holla at the park office directly.
If you’ve got a boat, you may want to camp out at the Tamarask Campground, located at the north end of the reservoir. You can tie up your boat right there, sit on a sandy beach and picnic under big shady trees, all at a prime launching area for the Boysen Dam. Keep your eye out for bighorn sheep!
Located on the north end of the reservoir, Brannon Campground is close to park headquarters and a reservoir marina. If you’re planning on boating and fishing, this is where you wanna be to pick up food, supplies, and fishing licenses. There’s even a trusty boat mechanic nearby to help service your vessel. Other features of camp include sandy beach Read more...
Posted up on the west siiiiide of the reservoir on Loop 2, Cottonwood Bay Campground has close access to the lake with a sandy beach and even a few trees for shade. You’ll also have access to the launch area, small group shelter, and picnic shelters. Camping is kinda limited, but Trout Bay and Sand Mesa campgrounds are just east.
Another one of the Loop 2 west side camps, Trout Bay Campground is right on the water. Yes, there is some good trout here of the rainbow variety, but you’ll also be able to snatch walleye and perch from these waters. Space is limited at camp, but Cottonwood Bay and Sand Mesa campgrounds are some solid alternatives.
Located on West Shoreline Loop 2, Sand Mesa Campground has convenient access to Boysen Reservoir. Anglers routinely pull rainbow trout, perch, and walleye from these waters, making use of a nearby boat launch. If camp fills up, try Cottonwood Bay and Trout Bay camps. They are both real close by.
North Muddy Campground provides easy access to both Boysen Reservoir and Lake Cameahwait (aka Bass Lake). Amenities aren’t plentiful, but you can access the site from a paved road that changes over into gravel only a short distance from the site. That makes for some driving that’s smoother than your face or legs after a fresh shave.
South Muddy Campground is kinda like it’s northern neighbor except it’s located on West Shoreline Loop 1, and has access to a larger group shelter that is reservable through the park’s office. You can bank on easy lake access, a few shade trees and even a few level spots to set up camp comfortably.
Located on West Shoreline Loop 1 between South Muddy and Fremont Bay Campground, Sandy Hills Campground is parked just a tad further away from the water. It’s still quite close though and you’ll have access to a boat launch, large group shelter, and picnicking spots. To reserve the group shelter, contact the park office directly.
Fremont Bay Campground is the southernmost camp on West Shoreline Loop 1. It has some of the most complete amenities in the park (including a playground and drinking water), and like most camps in this area, some primo access to the lake to make boating and fishing super cinchy. To reserve the group shelter, contact the park office directly.