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Getting There, Lodging and Camping

Getting There: AddressDirections & Parking


Driving Directions:

Turn on W Garfield St off of Wyoming Highway 130 (WYO 130) Snowy Range Road going South-west.


Territorial Prison Venue Address:

975 Snowy Range Rd.

Laramie, WY 82070


All-day parking is available for free at the historic site throughout the fair weekend.

There are a limited number of parking spots for people with disabilities. Staff will be available to provide a shuttle service from the parking lot to the fairgrounds for those in need of it. 

RVs cannot park in the main parking lot overnight and should send fair coordinators emails for further instructions for overnight parking spots.

Staying There: On-site Camping

Fair Participant Camping:

Dry Camping will be available and located on-site during the event in the fenced North Pasture to fair vendors and participants. All fair participants seeking camping on the grounds during the event, must make requests and arrangements through a Higher Ground Fair Coordinator. On-site camping is not available for attendees.

Staying There: Local Accommodations



This weekend is packed full with events throughout Laramie. Hotels book fast, so don't wait! There will be plenty of lodging options in Laramie, Cheyenne or Fort Collins! Cheyenne to the Wyoming Territorial Prison: 51 miles. Fort Collins to the Wyoming Territorial Prison: 66 miles​. You can find a full list of local accommodations by visiting VisitLaramie.orgBe sure to also look into the many available rooms, apartments, and houses on Laramie Airbnb.

Staying There: Local Camping

Forest Service Information:

Address: 2468 Jackson Street Laramie, WY 82070-6535​

Phone: (307) 745-2300 TDD

Phone: (307) 745-2307

Fax: (307) 745-2398

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during winter)

The Supervisor’s Office and Laramie Ranger District office are located in the same building.

KOA Kampgrounds Of America, 5 Miles from Event

Laramie KOA is easily accessible from I-80, and it has more than 100 RV full-hookup/pull thru sites with 30/50-amp service. The campground also offers cozy one- and two-room Cabins, Deluxe Tent sites and a grassy tent area - all with picnic tables and some with charcoal grills. Other amenities include a recreation center (open late spring - fall, weather permitting), an off-leash K9 area, a laundry room, and cable TV. Max pull thru: 85 feet.


Happy Jack Campgrounds (Tie City/Yellow Pine), 13 Miles from Event

The campground is comprised 17 campsites in a single tear-drop loop. Some sites are nestled in a dense grove of aspen, fir and spruce, others are in a grassy meadow. The interior road is narrow and rough in places. The campground is convenient to a network of challenging mountain bike trails. There are nearby corrals. Tie City was named for the railroad men who cut the ties for the Union Pacific Railroad from this forest.


Vedauwoo, 16 Miles from Event

The campground is composed of two loops, winding around the boulders, slabs and cliffs of the Vedauwoo rock formation which comprises 10 square miles of weathered Sherman granite.  There are 28 campsites with tables, fire rings, trash pick-up and vault toilets.  This area is constructed to blend in with the natural beauty of the surroundings.  The vegetation is a variety of Limber pine, Engleman spruce, Douglas fir and Aspen. The general area was once used as a hideout for outlaws. Native Americans thought playful spirits piled up the boulders. All the tent sites are walk-ins and some of them are so secluded, one might feel the "outlaw's spirit."   There is access to rock climbing and a nature trail through the rocks. 

It is located in the Pole Mountain area and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

Libby Creek Willow, 30 Miles from Event

Located off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Libby Recreation Area, this campground has 16 campsites (trailers under 22 feet), picnic tables, toilets, drinking water and fire grates. There is fishing access at Libby Creek.  It is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

Sugar Loaf, Under 50 Miles from Event

The campground is a single loop meandering along a spruce and fir-lined hillside with 16 campsites in the midst of a fisherman's paradise of 102 recreational lakes.  This is a rustic, picturesque campground where every site has delightful views of the Snowy Range. The campground is convenient to a variety of hiking trails and two crystal clear snow-melt lakes - Libby and Lewis Lakes.  Three popular trailheads originate in this area. You must carry your boat to the water's edge. This area is located in the Snowy Range and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

Silver Lake Campground, Under 50 Miles from Event

At just under 10,500 feet Silver Lake Campground is the highest elevation campground on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. It opens in late June or early July depending on snow depth.  The campground is just off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway beside Silver Lake. This facility provides easy access to exploring the trails, lakes, streams, and glacial landscapes of the area. Facilities include 17 campsites with 3 RV pull-throughs (trailers under 32'), picnic tables, toilets, water, fire grates, and trash receptacles with a 14 day stay limit. There are two trailheads at the campground.  Popular attractions near this campground include Silver Lake, Lake Marie Falls, Mirror Lake, Medicine Bow Peak Trail, French Creek CanyonTrail and Miners Cabin Trail.  

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