- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Dogcamp in Wyoming.
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This place was awesome!! Yes, it’s for those of us who like to “rough” it- and we do! Honestly, it’s the only camping I knew existed as a kid! It’s remote, which means it’s quiet, private, and perfect! There is an outhouse that is stocked. Bring your own water. The drive in is so cool- you’ll see so much wildlife! Deers, antelope, fox! Alf and his wife are lovely! Can’t wait to stay again- beautiful sunsets!!! Okay so we did not have cell service- but it was so great to unplug- bring cards or board games and enjoy one another! (If there is an emergency- we had service just up (down?) the road. Dogs loved it too!
Remote resting place!
Very remote place with a long dirt road to get there. Don't arrive at night!!! It has a creative "out house" (well stocked) and a fire pit. Good option for a rest! Make sure you get the detailed instructions to the location from the owner (who is a really nice guy)!
Quiet pine forest in wyoming
Great host! Alf met us late in the evening in the dark to lead us in and get us settled. Good communication and follow up. It is remote but no difficulty getting a [email protected] camper back to the site on a small dirt road. Plenty of level sites to choose from. We were there to see Devil's Tower monument which is probably 20min away.
Cowboy camp with fossils & wildlife
Our family of 4 is on a year-long travel sabbatical. We came from Glacier and Yellowstone and have seen epic places. But when I asked our kids about their favorite place so far, both kids decided that Dogcamp is their favorite campsite in our first month of travels.
This is a rustic cowboy campsite in rural Wyoming, so you can’t get any closer to the real thing. Our first night was filled with lowing cattle and a green-lit, stormy sky. The next morning, we met a cattle wrangler on an ATV who drove up and asked us if we knew where the cows were. He was supposed to be moving cows that day. An hour later, we saw hundreds of cattle moving through the clearing beyond. And cowboys on horses hawing and yipping at the cattle! Very exciting to see the cattle drive in action.
We enjoyed the prairie dogs at Devil’s Tower Monument, but our favorite activity was actually fossil-hunting at Dogcamp. Just up the road, there’s a shale pit where you can pry apart sedimentary rocks and find tiny rock, shell, plant, and snail fossils. It’s close enough that our 7 and 10 year olds rode their bikes there and back alone, their pockets full of rocks.
Alf is at least a third generation Wyoming rancher, and he and his family helped us learn so much about the land and lifestyle. On our second night, they pulled in to check on us and we had a great visit with them and their adult son, Brett.
Dogcamp has been a hunting camp for 20+ years for hunters who are friends of the family and their friends. Brett built the outhouse (clean, rustic, non-chemical, rustic) which is kind of funny. A bit as a joke, he built a two-seater outhouse with the seats facing each other and a table in between. I guess you could play cards in the rain in there if you’d like!
Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but Alf mentioned how surprised he was by his last review - the folks hated it. They hated the pine cones. They hated the rustic old trailer on the property. Who knows what else they hated? Maybe cows? Maybe antelope? Maybe deer? We had a good chuckle about it, but I hope he knows we really meant it when we said we loved his place. I can see how much that could hurt. It’s not just his place. It’s his dad’s. His grandpa’s place. It’s a place in his bones he knows like the back of his hand, and as we witnessed it’s a place his family has stewarded through generations.
If you’re looking for a KOA, skip Dogcamp. Skip it if you need someone to hold your hand when you check in, because he might forget you’re coming if you book more than a month out and arrive in the dark! But when we texted that we were running late, he waited for us for 30 minutes on the trail across from the tiny community building to be sure to drive us in. He really wants his guests to love it.
This is probably the longest review I’ve ever written, and I still can’t get at the essence of it. Maybe he’d have even more campers if he called it Fossil Dig Camp, or Devil’s Tower Shadow, or something that alerted us to the magic that was in store for us. I for one am happy that we had a night alone under the Wyoming sky, and we laughed and welcomed the campers from LA who arrived just after the generous visit we’d had with Alf and his family. (The LA couple never got to meet them - he forgot they were arriving because they booked so far in advance.)
So, book this place if you like:
-rustic and authentic
-wildlife and livestock
-fossils and prairie dogs
-cacti and a little trail spice
Don’t book it if:
-you don’t like pine cones, cowboys, or outhouses
-you need a hairdryer and a flushing toilet
-dust bothers you and you hate cows
- you don’t have a way to bring your own potable water
Happy trails, Alf and family. Hope to see you in Washington some day.
Remote but quiet camping spot
The campground was a little hard to find and is very remote, as our gps thought it was in the middle of a cow field. When we found the spot luckily there was another family there but we had no service and no way to find the host. I think the Hipcamp platform doesn’t tell the host he has guests and he forgot to come meet us, but the guests already there gave us the lay of the land and we found a nice camping spot. The outhouse was a bit strange, but other than that the spot was nice.