East of the Salt River Mountains, in western Wyoming, the tiny hamlets of Marbleton (population 720) and Big Piney (population 400) sit a mile apart on U.S. Highway 189. North of Fossil Butte National Monument and south of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, this area is a scenic stopping point for the night, whether you're journeying to or from one of the major Wyoming attractions.
You can't miss Rob's Roost RV Park, located on Marbleton's main street. The campground, which has a reputation for cleanliness and peacefulness, provides a dump station and full hookups, as well as tent sites. The campground does not take reservations, but will gladly answer questions via phone about its current and estimated levels of occupancy.
Rob's Roost RV Park
16 E. Third St.
Managed by the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Sacajawea Campground has 26 campsites. Of these, 22 can accommodate RVs as well as tents. The campground lies 25 miles west of town via state highway 350. Open from June 15 until Sept. 30, Sacajawea provides basic amenities, including running water and restrooms. It does not have electricity or a dump station and does not take reservations.
Big Piney Office
Bridger-Teton National Forest
315 S. Front St.
Big Piney, WY 83113
New Fork Campground lies about 12 miles east of Marbleton on state highway 351. This small, free campground provides a total of two RV or tent campsites on the New Fork River. No drinking water, trash service or hookups are available. Rustic and isolated, New Fork Campground has an outhouse and a boat launch, as well as picnic tables.
Pinedale Field Office
Wyoming Bureau of Land Management
1625 W. Pine St.
Pinedale, WY 82941
RV campers with a sense of adventure or a low budget--or both--can explore dispersed camping options around Marbleton on both National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. You can set up camp almost anywhere--unless there is a sign stating otherwise. There are no designated campsites.
The forest boundary lies roughly 20 miles west of town. BLM land lies along state highway 350 before the forest boundary, on both sides of U.S. 189 north of town, and east of town on both sides of state highway 351. Dispersed campers must obey a 14-day camping limit on both types of land. Be sure to clean up your campsite thoroughly, taking all trash with you when you leave.
Article Written By Alli Rainey
A professional writer since 1997, Harvard graduate Alli Rainey has written several books, including "Wyoming: An Explorer's Guide." Her articles have appeared in "Climbing Magazine," "Rock & Ice," and "Men's Fitness," among many others.