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Low elevation campgrounds open for Memorial Day

May 27, 2017 GMT

Most low elevation campgrounds will be open this Memorial Day weekend, the informal start of Wyoming’s camping season.

All Wyoming State Park campgrounds will be open except a small section at Sandy Beach at Glendo Reservoir, said Gary Schoene, a public information officer with the park.

Glendo Reservoir will also have a new fish cleaning station open, and by the end of the summer should include a new yurt for camping.

Muddy Mountain Road opened Friday, giving campers and hikers access to two campgrounds and numerous recreation trails. The Bureau of Land Management cautions that the Muddy Mountain Road is still wet, and visitors should be careful not to damage the road or surrounding meadows.

The BLM reminded people of 14-day camping limits in any consecutive 28-day period. Most of BLM’s developed campgrounds don’t have potable water, so visitors should remember to bring it with them.

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Louis Lake Road, also called the Loop Road, outside Lander in the Wind River Range, is still closed because of deep snow. Campgrounds along the road, such as Louis Lake Campground, are also closed until early June.

Expect other high elevation campgrounds, such as Brooks Lake Campground on Togwotee Pass or Beartooth Lake Campground on the Beartooth Plateau to be closed until later in the summer.

For more information on Forest Service campgrounds, go to www.fs.usda.gov; BLM go to blm.gov; and state go to www.wyoparks.org.