We spent the first night in unremarkable Rawlins, WY, at a RV park near the freeway (ear plugs were our friend). In over ten months of full time RVing this was our first one night stand.
The redeeming factor for Rawlins was the lovely nine-hole disc golf course (complete with deer) that we played in the morning before hitting the road. The town was full of deer, probably because it was the only green area to be had for miles around.
|Hans keeps a close eye on the deer as he picks up his disc.|
|The park was a very pretty setting against the rocks. No wonder the deer liked to hang out here!|
The destination for our second night in Wyoming was the Warren Bridge BLM site along the Green River, 20 miles North of Pinedale, WY. We had learned about this boondocking site from Deas and Jen...Thanks so much for a most excellent recommendation! Another first was in store for us...after ten months on the road we had yet to boondock in our Montana 5th wheel.
After being spoiled by the green of Colorado for over two months, Wyoming, so far, had been a lot of brown. The Green River valley was a lovely sight for sore eyes. Warren Bridge BLM has two separate camping areas. On the West side of Hwy 191 is a developed dry camping area with picnic tables, BBQ pits, pit toilets, water and a dump station for $10/night. On the East side of the highway are 12 separate riverside camp sites, spread out along nine miles of the river, with picnic tables, BBQ pits and pit toilets (well away from the camp sites), for free.
We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon and discovered the two free sites in Area 1 were empty. We took one of them and had the entire area to ourselves for our one night stay. Area 1 is a very level grassy area. We hiked down to Area 2 and noticed those grassy sites were quite bumpy and would have been a bit of work to get level.
There is a good dirt access road through the BLM area and side roads drop down to each camping Area. Some of the camp sites have a boat launch site...though the water was too low (in my opinion) to put a boat in. We did not check out the sites beyond Area 2, so we cannot vouch for their accessibility.
We had decent 3G Verizon signal at our site using our booster. Without the booster we might have been in a black hole.
This was a fantastic boondockimg site, all three of us loved it! We absolutely would return here.
|Camping Area 1, as seen from the main access road. Our rig is the white speck all by itself next to the river.|
As you can see, privacy was excellent!
|The Green River runs right behind the trailer.|
The second site in Area 1 is right beyond our trailer, though each site is huge.
|We walked up the river trail to Area 2, which also can accommodate two rigs.|
The road in the distance leads to Area 2 sites.
|Rosie loved this site too!|
|A rainbow greeted us in the morning!|