is 25 miles north of Pinedale. There are two National Forest campgrounds
near the lake. The first campground has 15 units and is free. The
second one further up the road at the Narrows has 19 units and
a free is charged. The Narrows Campground has a Campground Host
onsite. The road into New Fork Lakes typically opens up in late
May/early June. The campgrounds are open with water and services
from May 20-September 10. Visitors can stay in the campground during
the off-season, however no services (potable water, garbage) are
available. Campsites have picnic tables, BBQ grills and parking
slots. Vault toilets dispersed throughout the campground.
can be reserved in advance online through ReserveUSA, www.reserveUSA.com.
See the reservation website for this year's fees, advance reservation
cancellation policy. Reservations
must be made at least 4 days in advance. There is no electricity/water/sewer
site hook-ups at this campground.
ATV's or ORV's allowed on designated trails only.
Water faucets are available at various locations in the campground.
Parking vehicles or campers on any portion of the campground roadways
is not allowed. Please park vehicles and campers completely within
the parking pad provided at each site. All equipment must fit on
the site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only. No extra vehicles
Access most of the way to New Fork Lakes is via paved highway 352
(15 miles north on the Green River Lakes/Cora highway). The last
five miles is on good gravel/dirt road. The lake road typically
opens in late May/early June after the snow melts and the roadbed
dries out and firms up. The Campground is typically open mid-June
to mid-September. In drier years, the road and campground areas
may open as early as the middle of May. Access depends on weather
conditions for the road and campground/trailhead/boat launch
area. RVs and vehicles hauling boat trailers ok, with some campspots
designed for longer vehicles and adequate turn-around space at
the end of the road. The boat launch is inbetween the two campgrounds.
There is vehicle/trailer parking at the boat launch area and
a restroom. The nearest full-service community
is Pinedale, 25 miles south of the campground. The Pinedale Ranger
District recommends calling them for current conditions at 307-367-4326.
Maps and information are available at sporting goods stores in
Pets must be kept under control at all times. It is the obligation of dog owners
to keep their pet under control at all times to avoid injury to horses, riders,
hikers and other forest visitors. Dog owners are asked to be considerate of others
and not leave pet waste on trails or in campsites.
Access & Corrals for stock
is a medium hiking use area. Users will encounter hikers on foot
as well as stock animals including horses, mules and llamas.
The high trails in the wilderness area typically aren't free
of snow until July and August. In the early season, hikers should
be prepared to encounter high water crossings, muddy trail conditions
is a parking area for wilderness travelers at the trailhead, including
corrals for stock animals.
ELEVATION: This is HIGH
ELEVATION RECREATION, and your physical performance may
be affected if you are not acclimated. Be sure to take it easy
and drink extra FLUIDS. If you do start
to notice shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches or dizziness,
get to a lower elevation as quickly as possible. Please be aware
that natural water sources may contain Giardia lamblia or other
bacteria. A fine filter (0.2 microns or less) is recommended
for all water you use. Water from campground hydrants is regularly
tested by the Wyoming State Health Department.
WEATHER: It can SNOW any
day of the year in Pinedale! Visitors at any time of the year should
come prepared for cold weather. Afternoon thunderstorms and rain
showers are common in the summer and can build quickly. While summer
days may be warm, nights are generally cool. Bring warm clothing.
Also, bring and use SUNSCREEN! At this
high elevation sunlight is more intense than you may be used to
and serious sunburns can happen quite quickly.
TRIP ITINERARIES: If
you wish to file your trip itinerary with someone, contact the Sublette
County Sheriff's Office at 307-367-4378,
rather than the Pinedale Ranger District. Forms are available at
the Ranger District office. In emergencies, or for Search & Rescue,
call the Sheriff's Office 24 hours a day.
Businesses & Services
Pinedale Ranger District
29 E. Fremont Lake Road
PO Box 220
Pinedale, WY 82941
County Visitor Center
PO Box 176
Pinedale, WY 82941
888-285-7282 (Toll Free)