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New Fork Lakes Narrows Campground

New Fork Lakes Campground & Trailhead

Open May 20-September 10, 2005
USFS Campground

New Fork Lake boat launch

Trail Information


New Fork Lakes
Bridger-Teton National Forest
USFS National Forest Recreation Site - Open May 20-September 10

New Fork Lakes 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.

Campsites can be reserved in advance online through ReserveUSA, See the reservation website for this year's fees, advance reservation requirements and 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 are allowed.


  • Nearby Group Area for Weddings, Reunions, Group functions (by reservation)
  • Bike Trails
  • Boating
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Lake Fishing
  • Garbage Dumpsters
  • Hiking Trails and Wilderness trailhead access
  • Horseback Riding (corrals at trailhead)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Nearby Stream (New Fork River)
  • Lake Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Nearby Boy Scout Camp

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 Pinedale.

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.

Trailhead Access & Corrals for stock
This 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 and tree downfall. There is a parking area for wilderness travelers at the trailhead, including corrals for stock animals.

Other Considerations:

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

Bridger-Teton National Forest
Pinedale Ranger District
29 E. Fremont Lake Road
PO Box 220
Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4326

Sublette County Visitor Center
PO Box 176
Pinedale, WY 82941
888-285-7282 (Toll Free)

C=Camping, P=Picnicking, B=Boating, BL=Boat Launching
DW=Drinking Water, F=Fishing, H=Hunting, S=Swimming, T=Trailers
PC=Public Corrals, WA=Wilderness Access

Some campground units can be reserved in advance through ReserveUSA,

Recreation Area


Services Elevation Miles from nearest town Days Limit # of Units
Other Info

Bridger-Teton National Forest

Open from May 20, 2005 to Sept 10, 2005

C, DW, BL, T, F, H, S, B, PC


26 miles to Pinedale

Road part paved and part gravel

10 day limit

19 Units/

Boating, hiking, wilderness

Reservable through ReserveUSA

New Fork Lake & Group Area

Open from May 20, 2005 to Sept 10, 2005

Bridger-Teton National Forest

C, P, DW, BL, T, F, H, S, B


24 miles to Pinedale

Road part paved and part gravel

10 day limit

15 Units at lake/free
1 Group Unit/fee

Reservation site for up to 150 people

30' maximum vehicle length

Reservable through ReserveUSA

New Fork River


C, P, BL, T, F, H, S, B


32 miles to Pinedale

Road part paved and part gravel

14 day limit

5 units/

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