Located near I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Vedauwoo is a popular destination for camping and recreation among locals and visitors alike. Tucked back on Forest Service Road 700 behind the campground, 97 designated dispersed campsites have been put in place. These sites welcome all types of RVs and tent campers. Designated group campsites are available for parties over eight people. Much like the campground, Vedauwoo designated dispersed sites offer easy access to the various trails and other recreation opportunities throughout the Pole Mountain area. Dispersed camping is defined as camping sites that are outside of the campgrounds and do not have services such as toilets, electric, water or trash, however each site has a rock fire ring, and the three group sites have a metal ring/grate.
There are multiple trailheads located near the Vedauwoo designated campground and designated dispersed campsites. Among these various trails is the Turtle Rock Trailhead, a favorite for visitors. The trail is a short hike, that allows for all levels of hikers. It covers a nice loop that passes multiple rock formations and a few beaver ponds tucked back in the tress. Stop into the Laramie Ranger Station for free trail guides.
From Laramie, WY, head east on I-80 approximately 16 miles to the Vedauwoo exit (exit 329). After exiting, turn left onto Forest Service Road 700. Travel on the 700 road for approximately 2 miles. This will lead to the designated dispersed sites, which continue along the length of the 700 Road.
From Cheyenne, WY, head west on I-80 approximately 30 miles to the Vedauwoo exit (exit 329). After exiting, turn right onto Forest Service Road 700. Travel east on the 700 road for approximately 2 miles. This will lead to the designated dispersed sites.