Notice: 3/31/20 :
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, shower houses, some non-essential restrooms and playgrounds are closed until further notice.
All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables.
While we believe in the physical and mental health benefits our open spaces provide, we are seeing a growing influx of campers flocking to our state parks due to National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and surrounding state campground closures.
This leads to increased concerns regarding our ability to maintain a healthy environment for our consumers and staff.
It is hoped by keeping our state parks open for day-use activities we are able to balance the public’s desire for outdoor recreation with the health and safety needs of our constituents and staff.
Visitors can still enjoy Wyoming’s state parks while recreating alone or with family and maintaining the prescribed six feet social distances, gathering in groups less than 10 and following CDC recommended hygiene practices.
Camping in Sinks Canyon is a great way to experience the beauty of the area. Sitting beside a crackling campfire with a blaze of stars above the canyon walls at night is a wondrous thing. From every campsite you can walk to the river to fish, explore or access the hiking trails.
There are several small campgrounds scattered along the river in the canyon.
All of the camp sites are primitive, with fire pits, tables, pit toilets. There is limited room for large RVs. Tents can be used in any site, and some are tent only. All camping is first come first serve.
No wood may be collected in the park. Campfire wood is available during peak season at the camp host in Popo Agie Campground (donation suggested). The cutting of any standing tree or branch, dead or alive, is prohibited and is punishable by a fine.
The campsites are all close to the river at the base of the soaring cliffs.
Sawmill Campground at the mouth of the canyon is mostly a day use area, but there are a few campsites.
Popo Agie Campground one mile up the canyon from the Visitor Center has 25 sites, access to hiking trails and quiet tree shaded sites by the river.
The National Forest run Sinks Campground is just beyond the boundary between the state park and Shoshone National Forest.
At the end of the canyon near the falls trailhead Bruce’s Picnic area is a quiet, pleasant place for a picnic. There is no camping at Bruce’s.
Other National Forest Service campgrounds are found along the Loop Road as you climb up out of the canyon.