Ryan Park Campground, Saratoga, Wyoming

This off the grid campground is situated along Wyoming's Highway 130. The drive into camp from the east is stunning! From the west, it is a bit less picturesque. We drove in from the East and pulled out at a view point that reminded us of Glacier National Park with its alpine tundra, wildflowers, lakes, and glacier carved cliffs and valleys. It was breathtaking. As we continued west along
the 130 we saw this dramatic scenery deteriorate slightly amd we found ourselves in a drier, sagebrush, high desert environment. Ryan Park Campground is adjacent to the small housing settlement of Ryan Park. The campground has a couple of loops and a group camp loop that was overgrown with weeds. Interior roads are dirt and somewhat rough. Site pads are fairly in legal and rocks spot the dirt pads. Some sites are pull thru, but most are back in sites. Sites in the interior part of the loop are wooded and very close together; in some cases, almost to the point it is hard to tell where one site ends and the other begins. The campground is pretty with aspens and pines. There are also some sites that are out in the grass and sagebrush that provide some views of surrounding mountain, but nothing like at the summit of the 130. There is only one small, flat loop trail, Moose Trail, that walks the perimeter of camp, about 3/4 of a mile along a creek at points. Moose are common here and although we saw moose scat, we didn't spy any moose themselves. Campsites have fire pits and picnic tables. Nights here are dark and in this remote location stargazing is exception. Pit toilets are available. We actually left a day early because of the somewhat disappointing scenery and lack of hiking here, although I will admit I enjoyed the simplistic rusticness of this campground more than the rest of the family.

Best Sites: 2, 3, 4
Poor Sites: Interior loop sites
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: No