Boysen State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wyoming

Visitors have been enjoying the lake-oriented Boysen State Park in Wyoming since it was created in 1956! The largest state park in Wyoming, it’s surrounded by the Wind River Indian Reservoir and is also home to the Boysen Reservoir, which is known as one of the best places in the state to fish for walleye and trout. The reservoir is also a great spot for water sports and swimming, and the park is full of wildlife, including deer, antelope, waterfowl and much more. If you’re considering a trip to Wyoming in the future, read on to learn why Boysen State Park is worth a stop!  

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Weather
Spring 30s-60s F
Summer 50s-80s F
Fall 20s-70s F
Winter 10s-30s F
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Nearby Cities
Riverton, WY
Thermopolis, WY
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Boysen State Park

A tent camping experience isn’t always as comfortable as you want it. But an RV with a private bathroom, stocked kitchen and cozy and warm bed to call your own is always comfortable! If you’re going to choose an RV for your camping trip, consider renting one from RVshare.com. Finding an RV that fits all your needs, and most importantly, your budget, is simple and easy. Plus, you have access to a helpful support team should you run into any problems, and all rentals come with nationwide insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Once you have found your dream RV, it’s time to find a perfect spot to park it while enjoying the state park! Boysen State Park has multiple year-round campgrounds, right on-site inside the state park. There are plenty of amenities and activities, and best of all, once you’re done enjoying water fun in the park, you don’t have to travel far to rest your head down at night! Sites fill up quickly and reservations are recommended, but there are some additional campgrounds in the area worth checking out. These include:

Wind River RV Park

Enjoy beautiful views, a great location for access to several state parks and plenty of amenities at Wind River RV Park. Located just about 40 minutes from Boysen State Park, Wind River is located near plenty of restaurants and local attractions.
Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: commercial laundromat, restrooms with private dressing rooms for each shower, picnic table and grills, meeting room, drinking water, dump station.

Eagle RV Park and Campground

Located close to the state park and the Boysen Reservoir as well as local attractions such as the Hot Springs, Eagle RV Park and Campground is a family-friendly campground. Enjoy pull-thru RV sites set under shade trees for a beautiful, tranquil setting. There are also plenty of amenities and activities inside the campground, so everyone in your group is sure to have a great, relaxing time! Rates start at $40.82.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: cable TV, children’s playground, horse shoes, general store, group pavilion, laundry facilities, restrooms.

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What to Do at
Boysen State Park

Inside Boysen State Park

Love the water? Then Boysen State Park is the ideal park for you! Whether you want to take in the beautiful surroundings of Wyoming’s largest State Park, or enjoy some fun in the sun and take to the water, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Here are some of the different options:

Water Activities – Boysen State Park is a water-centric park with 76 miles of shoreline, so there is no shortage of water activities to enjoy! The park has one designated swimming beach, located at the Brannon Campground. Boating is permitted on the reservoir and there are several boat docks and ramps located throughout the park. Water sports, including water skiing, are popular on the reservoir.

Fishing is one of the most popular water activities at Boysen, as it’s well-known for being a great spot to catch walleye and trout. Anglers can also try to snag sauger, perch, crappie, ling, rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, stonecat, black bullhead, mountain whitefish, lake and brook trout and splake. Winter ice fishing is also available. A fishing license is required.

Wildlife Viewing – Wildlife is abundant through the entire state park, and it’s common to be able to view many of them in their natural habitat. Some of the wildlife includes deer, antelope, waterfowl, small game animals, reptile, game birds and Big Horn Sheep.

Outside Boysen State Park

Once you’ve dried off from water fun at Boysen State Park, there is still plenty to do in the area! You may want to leave your bathing suit on and enjoy the local hot springs, or take in some Western history. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, and here are some of the best local attractions to experience:

Restaurants

Worked up an appetite at the state park? Time for a delicious meal with friends and family! There are plenty of local favorites with authentic dishes near the park. Here are some worth checking out:   

Trailhead Restaurant

Enjoy some Homestyle cooking and “friendly folks” at Trailhead Restaurant! Known for their famous chicken fried steak, the family-friendly restaurant also serves up hand-tossed omelets and other breakfast favorites served all day. Lunch and dinner favorites include a soup and salad bar, sandwiches, burgers, prime rib, pasta, seafood and much more.  

Type: American

Location: Riverton, WY

Hot Stuff Pizza

Hot Stuff Pizza is the best of both worlds: you can enjoy a family meal at the restaurant or get some takeout to bring back to your campsite – either way, you’re sure to love it! This local restaurant offers handcrafted pizzas, burgers, subs, wraps and even breakfast, so there is something for everyone in your group.

Type: Pizza

Location: Shoshoni, WY

El Sol De Mexico

Enjoy a casual, authentic Mexican meal with family and friends at El Sol De Mexico! With handcrafted salsas and warm chips to start, the meal will only get better from there. Enjoy authentic classics such as fajitas, tacos, margaritas and much more.

Type: Mexican

Location: Riverton, WY

Sightseeing

Hot Springs State Park

Wyoming is home to several hot springs, and Boysen State Park is located 20 minutes from one! Within Hot Springs State Park visitors can find free indoor and outdoor soaking pools, including Star Plunge, which is popular with families and has two large mineral pools and a variety of water slides. Don’t miss out on the 25-resident bison that roam the grounds of the park year-round!

Location: Thermopolis, WY

Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway

This local attraction is one that you can do on your way to or from the Boysen State Park. The Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway is a beautiful drive that takes about 40 minutes. The highlights of the drive include the oldest layers of rock that date all the back to the Precambrian era, which was over 2.5 billion years ago, Owl Creek Mountains, the Bighorn River and much more.

Location: Shoshoni, WY

Wind River Heritage Center

Once you’re done enjoying nature activities within Boysen State Park, take in some local history! At the Wind River Heritage Center, located about 40 minutes from the park, you can learn more about Wyoming wildlife and Western history from the 1800s. The center offers guided tours, community events and much more and is a great chance to learn about the history of the region. 

Location: Riverton, WY

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How to Get to
Boysen State Park

Boysen State Park is located on Boysen Drive in Shoshoni, WY. For more information and directions, click here

Entering Boysen State Park

Each vehicle entering Boysen State Park requires an entrance fee.

Wyoming residents : $6

May to September

Non-residents : $9

May to September

Wyoming residents : $4

October to April

Non-residents : $6

October to April

Whether you’re ready to hit the water and fish or swim, or are just planning in wildlife viewing and perhaps some sunbathing, you’re sure to have a wonderful time at Boysen State Park! And we want to hear all about it! Shoot us a photo and some details of your trip at [email protected], or tag us in your social media posts. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!