Grand Adventure: Green River Lakes | Wyoming free RV camping & campground

Grand Adventure: Green River Lakes | Wyoming free RV camping & campground

How’s it going? My name is Marc Guido, and
I’m the host of the Grand Adventure channel on YouTube. And welcome to the
Compendium channel on YouTube ,where it’s our goal to provide you with the
information and resources you need to get out there in camp! Now,
I was recently in northwestern Wyoming in the Green River Lakes area of the
Wind River Mountains, shooting new episodes from my channel Grand Adventure,
and in the process we found a great place to camp within the Bridger-Teton
National Forest that we’d love to share with you here on Campendium. Let’s get
started! So, the Wind River mountains run through
north central Wyoming. They’re a wonderfully underutilized mountain range.
We’re southeast of Jackson and just north of the town of Pinedale in the
Green River Lakes area. Now just so you know, this is about 50 miles from the
nearest town, which is Pinedale, and about 19 of that, about the last 19 miles is
dirt road. Now it’s a graded dirt road, but it does have a lot of embedded small
rocks in it and washboard. It’s slow-going, it’s going to take you an hour
to go that last 19 miles. But it is worth every little bump, every little bounce,
every little screw that I had to put back in the RV, because this is an
absolutely gorgeous spot! Our camp is positively overrun with
prairie dogs. That’s a good thing because they’ve cleaned up any food scraps that
previous campers may have left behind. This is bear country, home to both black
bears and grizzlies that can smell food from miles away. We had intended to camp
in the campground at Green River Lakes, which is the only place you’re going to
get within a quarter mile of the lake with an RV to be able to camp
because they do restrict boondocking for the last quarter mile of that road. But
just outside that quarter-mile limit we found this absolutely gorgeous spot
right on the Green River. Green River Lakes Campground is a dry Forest
Service campground located near the shores of beautiful lower Green River
Lake at an elevation of just over 8,000 feet. Thirty-nine sites, including three group
sites, feature fire rings and picnic tables, and vault toilets and drinking
water hydrants are scattered throughout the campground. Single sites cost $12 per
night and the group sites are $35 per night. Only the group sites are reservable. The
single sites are all first-come first-served. Forest Service officials
tell us that the campground seldom fills, and on this weekend preceding the 4th of
July we found the campground perhaps 20% full. Nevertheless, if you’re unable to
find space in the campground we found seemingly unlimited boondocking sites
along side the Forest Service road leading to the campground along the
banks of the Green River. Now we hope that this video has inspired
you to get out there and check out all the wonderful things that Wyoming has to
offer! We’ll put links to both Green River Lakes camping and free camping
across Wyoming on Campendium in the video description down below. If you like
this video please give us a thumbs up down below, and hit that subscribe button
to subscribe to Campendium on YouTube If you’d like to take a deeper dive into
camping in the Green River Lakes area and the recreation surrounding Green
River Lakes, we’ll put a link right here on the screen so you can come check it
out on Grand Adventure! I think that’s it for this time. Until next time please
remember, life is nothing but a Grand Adventure! We’ll see you then!

30 thoughts on “Grand Adventure: Green River Lakes | Wyoming free RV camping & campground

  1. Beautiful video Marc @Grand Adventures courtesy of Campendium ! Great collaboration and thanks for sharing 😁!!

  2. A nice surprise on Campendium… Grand Adventure at Green River. Great to see you Marc on Campendium!! Nice job as always !!! Can’t wait to visit and get out on the water.

  3. What a wonder surprise to see you Marc of Grand Adventure here on Campendium. This was another Grand video.

  4. Noticed that there were no motorhomes, A's or C's shown in your campground shots. Is the entry to difficult for them or was it a coincidence?
    Also, you visit a lot of beautiful areas, most from gravel roads, could you start mentioning whether or not you saw motorhomes or if you think they will generally be able to reach those areas.
    I understand it's subjective, a lot of folks wont take one on gravel, but is the road one you would consider passable for most is my question.

  5. What a gorgeous spot! The lake in the beginning is where I want to be. I'm a newbie heading out full time in less than a week. Thanks for sharing it! Might have to make a side trip.

  6. Looked like a very nice place. You said you could go past the campground and boondock. Isn't the campground boondocking?

  7. I could watch this video footage all day long. Thanks Marc! (I've been calling you MarK on my previous comments. SORRY)

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