Known as both the Cowboy State and the Equality State, Wyoming has lots of open spaces and ranches where you can camp, along with national and state parks that have campgrounds. You can also stay in one of the bigger and more popular cities that include Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, and Gillette. With RV rentals, you have the choice of picking one up in the city you want to visit or meeting the owner nearby. There are many Class C motorhomes available that are easy to drive and that have space for four to seven people. Many of these rentals cost $195 or more per night.
If you want to save money on your Wyoming trip and you have a truck, you might consider a travel trailer. These rentals can sleep four or more people and rent for as little as $115 per night. Not only can you narrow down your choice based on your budget, but you can also look for one large enough for your family. Class A motorhomes are larger and may have slide-outs that open to give you more interior space. You can rent a Class A motorhome for your trip to Wyoming for around $210 or more per night.
With more than 65,000 people, Cheyenne is the largest city in Wyoming. The city is in the southeastern area of the state and has two golf courses operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. That department also oversees the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and multiple public parks.
Near the center of the state is Casper. Known as the Oil City for the natural reserves found in the area, it provides access to Casper Mountain and Casper College. The Casper Events Center puts on many events every year, such as UFC fights and championship matches. You'll also find the Casper Recreation Center, which sits next to an aquatics center and an ice rink.
Not far from Cheyenne is Laramie, which you can reach via I-80 or via the city's airport. Laramie Jubilee Days is a popular festival in July that honors the founding of the state. The city also has more than 20 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As you head north, you'll move towards Gillette, which started as a railroad town. The city is popular among hunters but also has several museums devoted to the history of the region's coal industry. In the Campbell County Recreation Center, you can climb a rock wall designed to look like the Devils Tower National Monument.
Wyoming is home to Grand Teton National Park, which has some of the best views around. It sees cold temperatures in the late fall through spring and gets rain and snow up through the end of May. Inspiration Point is one of the top hiking trails in the national park and covers more than eight miles if you follow the entire loop. The Forks of Cascade Canyon is another popular hiking trail that offers views of the canyon and its natural landmarks. If you don't want to stay at one of the campgrounds in or near the park, you can make nearby Jackson Hole your base camp.
Many visitors also know Wyoming for the access it offers to Yellowstone National Park. You can explore more than 3,500 miles and visit two different states inside this national park. Old Faithful is a must-see and has a posted schedule that lets you know when it will erupt. Grand Prismatic Spring is another attraction you won't want to miss as it is both a hot spring and a natural geyser. Inside Yellowstone is the Museum of the National Park Ranger with exhibits dedicated to the men and women who serve the National Parks System. The Mammoth Hot Springs are also popular and there are rock terraces where you can sit close enough to feel the heat coming off the water. Yellowstone has several valleys that you may want to explore to see wild animals and beautiful flowers, including Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley.
There are tons of state parks in Wyoming that offer hiking trails and other amenities, such as Boysen State Park. The lake inside the park offers more than 75 miles of beaches where you can relax and swim, along with fishing spots that help you catch crappies and other fish. Named for the famous Wild Bill Cody, Buffalo Bill State Park offers plenty to do. You can use one of the boat ramps to get on the water, and you can hike Eagle Point Trail, which will connect to other trails in the future.
Fishing is a popular activity in Curt Gowdy State Park because it has some off-the-beaten-path fishing holes as well as other spots that are easy to find. The North Crow Reservoir is one of the top fishing spots because it is home to so many different types of fish and is open all year. At Glendo State Park, you can choose from one of four trail hides and hike more than 40 miles. It also has a 1.5-mile-long swimming beach and allows fishing as long as you have a Wyoming fishing license.
There's also Guernsey State Park, which has three boat ramps and seven campgrounds. An onsite museum looks at the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and lets you learn more about Wyoming. With more than 15,000 acres of open spaces, Keyhole State Park is one of the best parks to look for wildlife and see some of the state's native plants. Home to both the Seminoe Reservoir and a portion of the North Platte River, Seminoe State Park features nearly 20,000 acres of water for fishing. Both horses and mountain bikes are allowed on many of the park's trails.
Our choices for the best RV parks and campgrounds in Wyoming include Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground. Located in Lander, the campground has a splash pad for hot days, which is close to its arcade. Make sure you check for discounts in the lobby to save on tickets to popular attractions. The Ponderosa Campground in Cody has full hookups and offers convenient access to Yellowstone. You get a strong WiFi signal at your site and can hop on the Cody Trolley to tour the city.
If you need peace and quiet, consider Jim Moss Arena Campground. Just a short drive from Yellowstone, this Riverton campground has more than 250 acres of land for guests to enjoy. Western Hills Campground is another fun place to stay. A large wooden sign with a deer on it greets you as soon as you arrive. On top of standard rates, there are discounts if you decide to stay longer. An onsite miniature golf course features 18 holes that kids and adults alike. Your site comes with full hookups for your RV and cable TV.
Top choices for dump stations in Wyoming include the City of Green River Dump Station. Operated by the city, it is free to use and close to the top sites in Green River. You have more time to use the Dalbey Memorial Park/Gillette Fishing Lake Dump Station in Gillette as it is open until 11 every night. The dump station is close to restaurants and local shops and is free to use. You may want to check out the Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center in Cheyenne, too. This center is open 24/7 and has information on things to do in the area.
Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo: Grab your boots and hat before heading to the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo, which started in 1886. This August event features live music and rides along with a real rodeo.
Wyoming Singer-Songwriter Competition: You don't need to write or sing to see those competing in this event. It takes place in Ten Sleep every year in September.
Fistful of Dirt: See the dirt flying off the track at this massive gravel bike dirt race in Cody. Riders spend hours on the track as they compete in different races.
Over the Way Festival: At this Gillette festival, you will find delicious food and great music. It takes place in September in City Park and also features local artwork.
While Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Parks are popular landmarks in Wyoming, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is also worth a visit. This center greets visitors to Cody and allows them to learn more about Buffalo Bill. In addition to the museum devoted to the man, the complex has four other museums that teach you about the artists and Native American tribes in the region. There are often horseback rides and dinners in an authentic chuckwagon, too.
At Independence Rock State Historic Site, you stand in the footsteps of the people who used the Oregon Trail to head west so many years ago. This rock rises more than 130 feet in the air and has a historic marker that tells you more about it. You have the option of viewing the rock from the parking area or taking a short trail to climb the rock.
Wyoming is also home to the Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark. Native Americans believed this was a sacred site and marked it with a series of rocks. It now ranks as one of the largest sites of its type. A two-mile hiking trail helps you access the site once you park and also gives you access to the surrounding Bighorn National Forest.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Wyoming?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Wyoming from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Wyoming?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.