Travel Directions & Area Attractions

The Travel Camp is located near Flaming Gorge Lake.

Flaming Gorge Lake

Visitors enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, windsurfing, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling within Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, which is operated by Ashley National Forest. The many available fish species in the reservoir and surrounding lakes are Colorado River Cutthroat trout, Brown trout, Rainbow trout , Lake trout, Kokanee salmon, Smallmouth bass, Burbot and Common carp. The Green River is a popular spot for fishing, mainly below the dam. The river’s ice cold water and beautiful structure make it a world class, world renowned fly fishing stream.

The Travel Camp is located near Fontenelle Lake.

Fontenelle Lake

Fontenelle Dam, Powerplant, and Reservoir, Seedskadee Project, are located on the Green River 24 miles southeast of La Barge, Wyoming. The reservoir has a surface area of 8,000 acres. The lake is 20 miles long when full and has a shoreline of about 56 miles. The reservoir is situated north of Kemmerer, Wyoming, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Recreation use is low and seasonal. Fish species include rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. There is no charge for boat launching, primitive camping, picnicking or other activities. Stream fishing opportunities exist on the Green River above and below the reservoir.

The Travel Camp is located near the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Seedskadee Refuge provides numerous recreation opportunities to hundreds of visitors every year. People enjoy viewing the unique scenery and diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving, horseback riding, bird/wildlife watching, photographing, hiking, hunting, fishing, or taking part in historical interpretation. Regulation of recreation activities allow for public enjoyment of the Refuge while still protecting the wildlife and habitats found on the unique landscape along the Green River in SW Wyoming's high desert plains.

The Travel Camp is located near Historical Fort Bridger.

Historical Fort Bridger

Established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez in 1843 as an emigrant supply stop along the Oregon Trail, it was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850s, and then became a military outpost in 1858. In 1933, the property was dedicated as a Wyoming Historical Landmark and Museum. There are several restored historical buildings from the military time period, a reconstructed of the trading post operated by Jim Bridger, and an interpretive archaeological site containing the base of the cobble rock wall built by the Mormons during their occupation of the fort. All of these locations are signed in Braille. In addition, a museum containing artifacts from the various different historical time periods is housed in the 1888 stone barracks building. There are gift shops in both the museum and the reconstructed trading post.

The Travel Camp is located near the Sweetwater County Museum.

Sweetwater County Museum

Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River. Established in 1967 to preserve and present the history of Sweetwater County, the museum is housed in a 1931 post office building. In this old building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a treasure trove of bygone days is laid out so visitors can experience what life was like for early settlers and Native Americans. Long and short-term exhibits, a large photograph collection and local history materials trace the story of Sweetwater County from 1820 to the present. The collection focuses on Native American and fur trade history, mining, transportation, communication, ethnic diversity, and civic and economic development.

The Travel Camp is located near Expedition Island.

Expedition Island

Expedition island, located in the center of Green River, Wyoming is a National Historic Site, commemorating the starting point for two expeditions down the Green and Colorado rivers by Major John Wesley Powell in 1869 and 1871. On these journeys, Powell completed the exploration of the last, large unknown land area in the continental United States, including the Grand Canyon. Powell also named many of the features and areas he saw along the way, such as Flaming Gorge. Chances are if you're looking for an enjoyable stroll, you'll like the path that encircles the island. This paved pathway is also lighted for evening walks. Other features of the island include plenty of picnic areas, a playground, restrooms and access to the Green Belt Nature Walk. Many of Green River's best summer events are held here on the island.

The Travel Camp is located near Boar’s Tusk.

Boar’s Tusk

“Located out in the Red Desert, this interesting geological feature is about 30 miles north of Rock Springs, WY. The Boar’s Tusk is essentially a volcanic neck of some kind where all of the sedimentary rock surrounding it eroded away leaving this solitary igneous intrusion standing in the upper end of the valley about 400 feet off of the valley floor. This is not unlike another famous tower in opposite corner of the state. Devil’s Tower in northeast Wyoming is the same kind of formation as the Boar’s tusk but it is more than double the size. Oh well, the Boar’s Tusk is still worth seeing if you enjoy interesting landforms. You can drive right up to the base of the formation and you can fairly easily climb about halfway up to what might be described as a saddle between the two main spires. If you have the training and the gear, you can do some rock climbing to get all of the way up to the top. The local raptor population uses the Boar’s Tusk for nesting so you might be advised to inquire with local authorities regarding nesting seasons, so that you don’t disturb the animals.” - Adventure Man

The Travel Camp is located near Dinosaur National Monument.

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument offers an array of attractions and recreational opportunities. You can see 1,500 dinosaur fossils still encased in the rock at the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall on the Utah side of the monument. In the summer, shuttle buses leave the Quarry Visitor Center every 15 minutes for the Quarry Exhibit Hall. At other times of the year, rangers lead car carvans to the Quarry on a set schedule. Experience dramatic canyon views while river rafting, take a drive on one of our scenic highways, ponder the meaning of Fremont petroglyphs, or spend some time watching the monument's diverse wildlife.

The Travel Camp is located near the Wild Horse Loop.

Wild Horse Loop

Galloping across the prairie with manes and tails flying and hooves kicking up dust, there is nothing more iconic in the West than a wild horse. Whether you spot them racing like the wind, clustered around a waterhole or grazing contentedly, wild horses evoke a bit of the Old West, erasing the 21st and 20th centuries and shuttling you back to the 1800s. One of the best spots to see wild horses is in southwestern Wyoming, just a tad north of Rock Springs on a landscape of sagebrush, native grasses and rock. Here, on the mesa-like summit of White Mountain, the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour skitters roughly 23 miles along good, gravel-base roads. Travel this route and along the way you gain not only many chances to spy roans, blacks, paints, appaloosas and sorrels, but panoramic views of the Wyoming Range to the west, the Wind River Range to the northeast and the Uinta Range to the south.

Green River Green Belt Path

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the City of Green River, Wyo., began construction on the Greenbelt Pathways and Trail System. The goal of the system is to encourage citizens to be physically active while providing an easy and environmentally-friendly way to move about the city with minimal to no contact with vehicular traffic. The trail has been extended each year since its construction, thereby connecting more schools, businesses and neighborhoods. With the use of vacant land that sits atop an underground pipeline, the city is constructing a new pathway that will improve both the functionality and the aesthetics of the land by increasing pedestrian accessibility to several schools and other community destinations.

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Green River, WY 82935

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