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Free Camping at Grayrocks Reservoir in Wheatland, WY

As the Great American Eclipse approached, we wanted to find a beautiful boondocking site along the path of totality. Grayrocks Reservoir was just that and more! This spot is huge – it can probably accommodate more than 300 rigs of all sizes and many of the sites have waterfront views.

Here’s the Breakdown:


Location: Grayrocks Reservoir in Wheatland, Wyoming

GPS42.161, -104.693

Date / Temp: We camped here for 4 nights in mid August. The temps were fairly mild with highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s. There were a few afternoons that got a little hotter than we like, but the lake is just a few feet away and makes it easy to cool off! The water temp was perfect for swimming.

Amenities: This park offers vault toilets and possibly trash receptacles (we were here for the eclipse and aren’t sure if they brought the dumpsters in for this specific event). There is free potable water and a free dump station in town located at Lewis Park

Wifi / Cell: We received 3G AT&T with a booster at our site. Before the crowds arrived, we were able to stream Netflix… once the crowds got here, the network was too bogged down to do anything online.

Noise: This site is very quiet. Even with 300+ rigs here, we were never bothered with noise. The main reason – Grayrocks Reservoir is HUGE. There are so many sites to choose from, you can make sure to have plenty of privacy.

Grocery / Errands: Downtown Wheatland is about 15 miles from the site. It has a few restaurants & bars, grocery shopping, and random mom & pop shops. We enjoy a slightly larger town if we have to drive 15 miles to get there… but, we did manage to complete our errands and get most of the groceries we wanted.

Dog Friendly: This site is dog friendly. River had a lot of space to play and explore. She loved playing in the nearby water!

Entertainment: We loved relaxing by the water and enjoying the solitude this site offers. The Solar Eclipse was the main entertainment, though!


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  1. Susan says:

    I’m glad you had a good experience. We went there a couple of weeks ago, but our spot had dead carp on the shore (so we couldn’t let our dog have the run of the place, or she’d eat them) and our neighbors we a little rowdy. I think it is the luck of the spot-picking. Glad you found a nice one!

  2. Wanted to thank you guys so much for sharing, information, sites, and travel tips. It’s going to make it a lot easier for those of us who will be sharing this lifestyle in the future. Mark Kennedy

  3. So glad we could be of help!