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Discover Encampment, Wyoming

Encampment is a beautiful and scenic town that offers a wide range of recreational activities throughout the year. Whether you are a nature lover or an adventure seeker, Encampment has something to offer everyone. Come and explore the town's unique outdoor experiences and create unforgettable memories.

Woodchoppers, Encampment Wyoming

Encampment, a small western town nestled at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains, is a hub of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

With a population of approximately 500 year-round residents, Encampment offers visitors a chance to unwind and get in touch with nature.

ATV riding, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding are other popular summer activities among the locals. Encampment and the surrounding areas have many beautiful rivers, streams, and lakes that are perfect for fishing.

Medicine Bow National Forest

The town is close to the Medicine Bow National Forest, which provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Things to Do & See in Encampment

Grand Encampment Museum

The Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming is home to over a dozen historical buildings filled with artifacts that represent the valley's timber, mining, and agricultural history.

Battle Highway

The Battle Highway along Wyoming’s Highway 70 stretches across the Sierra Madre Mountains from Encampment to Baggs. The scenic highway is open Memorial Day through October.

Fishing in Carbon County

Carbon County offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the region. With over 300 miles of blue-ribbon trout streams, including the North Platte River and the Encampment River.

Hunting in Carbon County

Carbon County is a prime destination for hunting enthusiasts. With a diverse range of wildlife and habitats, including mule deer, elk, antelope, moose, and bighorn sheep, hunters can enjoy a thrilling hunting experience. Additionally, there are numerous outfitters and guides available to help hunters find the best spots and ensure a successful trip.

Water Sports in Carbon County

The North Platte River provides an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts. With its clear, cold waters and scenic canyons, the river offers a range of rafting experiences, from peaceful float trips to adrenaline-pumping whitewater rapids. Additionally, there are numerous outfitters and guides available to help visitors plan the perfect rafting adventure.

Camping in Carbon County

With its vast wilderness areas and national forests, Carbon County is a prime destination for camping enthusiasts. Visitors can choose from a range of campgrounds, from primitive backcountry sites to developed campgrounds with full amenities. Whether you prefer to camp in a tent or an RV, there are plenty of options available to suit every camper's needs.

Shopping and Dining in Encampment, Wyoming

Encampment Wyoming

Carbon County offers a unique shopping and dining experience for visitors. The charming downtowns of Rawlins, Saratoga, and Encampment offer a variety of locally-owned shops and boutiques, where visitors can find one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, and handmade crafts. From antique stores to western wear shops, there is something for everyone.

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Farmer’s Market

Call for information on the Farmer's Market (307) 327-5119

Shed Studio

Encampment is home of the Academy of Spinster’s a learning institution for the fiber arts. Learn carding, spinning on wheels and spindles, fleece weaving, triangle loom weaving, and natural dyeing. Onsite lodging is available.

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A Road Trip to Carbon County, Wyoming

Along the Colorado–Wyoming border you travel through three charming towns steeped in frontier history — Baggs, Dixon and Savery. The Baggs Outlaw Stop & the Little Snake River Museum are can't miss sites along the way. We recommend taking the Battle Pass Scenic Byway through the area.

The towns of Encampment, Riverside & Saratoga all lie along the banks of the mighty North Platte River and are ideal spots for outdoor recreation including fly fishing, hunting, hiking and mountain biking. Make sure to take in Hobo Hotsprings in Saratoga. It's a fun and free local attraction you won't want to miss.

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