New Fork Lakes Campground

State: Wyoming

Open: Seasonal

Elevation: 7838

County: Sublette

Reservations: Yes - Check for information

About: New Fork Lake Campground is located near the shores of New Fork Lake at the edge of the Wind River Range and the Bridger Wilderness in northwestern Wyoming, elevation 7,800 feet. Aspens and pines dot the site, providing some shade; summer wildflowers are abundant. The lake offers great boating, canoeing, swimming, and fishing for Kokanee salmon, brook, lake, and rainbow trout. New Fork Trail, for hiking and horseback riding, begins nearby, providing backcountry access through New Fork Canyon into the Bridger Wilderness, and connects with several other trails.

This campground contains one large group site that can accommodate up to 150 people with picnic tables, a serving table, BBQ grills, and parking. The lake is not visible from this site. Several single-family sites are also available, some with lake views, all with picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Vault toilets and garbage service are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. Horse corrals are located just outside nearby Narrows Campground at the New Fork Trailhead. A large cement boat ramp is less than one mile from the campground. Pinedale is 24 miles from the site and is the nearest full-service community.

Fees: $7 (2011)

Usage: Light

Water: None

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Directions: From Pinedale, drive west on US 191 7 miles. Turn north onto Wyoming Highway 352 and drive 15 miles. Look for the New Fork Lake Road sign, turn right and drive 5 miles on gravel road.