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Historic Woods Landing

Historic Woods Landing is located near Laramie, Wyoming. The property is just miles from the Wyoming/Colorado border. The campground sits in the foothills of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, and is twenty-five miles from any towns, stores, or tourist spots. Located deep within the woods, the premises is surrounded by shady trees, a small river, and mountain ranges in virtually all directions. The Bigler River is located a few yards from the main property, and the property is covered in baby brush and big cotton trees. The winter season sustains over seventy inches of snowfall every year. A main attraction to the area is winter sports. During the summer, visitors often go fishing in the Bigler River and hike trails in the surrounding mountainside.


Historic Woods Landing covers over fifty-five acres of land. The property has seven cabins and ten RV spaces available to rent. Each cabin varies in size and amenities. Each cabin is offset from the main area with the intent to improve the overall privacy of each visitor. Depending on group size, cabins can sleep anywhere from two to eight people. Duplex cabins are typical for guests coming in large groups and wishing to remain close but in separate sleeping quarters. The larger cabins have queen beds, a couch, private bathrooms with a shower, a small dining area, and a kitchenette. Gas log stoves and a satellite are also included. The smaller 'rustic cabins' do not have running water, so they are primarily sleeping quarters with a bed, heater, and refrigerator. A picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire ring come with each unit. A bathhouse is available for all guests staying in cabins without water access to use. The bathhouses have showers, toilets, dishwashing sinks, standard sinks, and mirrors. The bathhouse was built closer to the cabins without running water to allow for easier access. RV sites each have electricity and water hookups with a separate sewer dump. A picnic table and fire ring are also provided.

In addition to the cabins on the grounds of the property, there is a small store at Historic Woods Landing where visitors can purchase essentials such as toiletries, medicine, snacks, baked goods, and gift shop items. The store also has a postal service that takes visitor's letters and brings packages back from town. A bar and restaurant is located on the property and has been functioning since the 1920s. The restaurant serves food all meals of the day, and the bar is open till one every morning. Visitors are welcome to explore the fifty-five acres of land Historic Woods Landing lies on. Over the past decade, many trails and nature paths have been established throughout the camp area. Those who visit Historic Woods Landing can also go biking, bird watching, fly fishing, hunting, and cross country skiing.


Historic Woods Landing is known for its old western atmosphere. The desired culture of the campground is to be peaceful and laid-back. Tucked deep in the woods along a mountainside in Wyoming, the property is secluded. Historic Woods Landing has been around since the early 1920s, so it is well known among locals and is home to many return guests every year. Long-term reservations are often made for guests wanting a getaway from their busy city lives.

Guests have expressed general opinions that Historic Woods Landing is relatively quiet and relaxing. Each cabin rental is cleaned between each visit, and the grounds throughout the property are kept as close to their natural state as possible. Each cabin and RV site is private and surrounded with trees. The history of the property and surrounding area is a big draw for visitors as well. The nearby town of Laramie is small, mostly just a resting stop for passing travelers or a place for local ranchers and property owners to stop for groceries or mail. The area surrounding Historic Woods Landing is undeveloped or farmland. Neighbors are spread far and thin, so visitors can explore the surrounding area uninterrupted.


Historic Woods Landing was not always a campground. However, the site is relatively old, having been established in the early 1920s. The first thing built on the park was the bar and restaurant that is still operational today. The bar was created for when workers heading down the river with railroad ties needed a place to stop. While the Transcontinental Railroad was being built, workers in the area spent their days making railroad ties and sending them down the river, creating a dam. Workers would spend days camping out near the restaurant waiting for word to send more railroad ties.

The current owner, Sue Spencer, is the third person to own the property. The owner before her created the campsites, and Sue now manages them. Sue lives on-site with her husband, who makes any repairs necessary to the property. They also run the bar and restaurant along with the post office.

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Late 1920s

#9 State Route 10
Jelm, Wyoming 82063
United States




Sue Spencer

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Previous Owners

Mayme and Clarence Lewellan

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