Fremont Lake Campground to undergo reconstruction summer of 2012
Will remain open with limited sites available
Original post April 14, 2012 | Updated April 16, 2012
Update, April 16, 2012:
Fremont Lake Campground reconstruction will begin after Rendezvous - Closures to begin July 16th – Last day for reservations is July 9
April 16, 2012
The Pinedale Ranger District has changed the planned closure date for reconstruction of the Fremont Lake Campground to begin July 16th, after Green River Rendezvous Days in Pinedale. The campground will be fully open from Memorial Day through Rendezvous Weekend. Beginning July 16, portions of the campground will be subject to closure for reconstruction. Reservations will not be accepted for the campground after July 9, at which time campsites will be available on a first come first served basis. Periodic disruptions of water service are also anticipated during the construction period. The usual camping fee of $12.00 per night will still apply for 2012. The campground is expected to close for the season following Labor Day weekend, September 4, 2012. See the full press release below for the updated information on the planned campground activity and schedule:
Fremont Lake Campground to be reconstructed this summer
Bridger-Teton National Forest media release
April 16, 2012 - revised
Pinedale, Wyoming – The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning to reconstruct portions of the Fremont Lake Campground and Upper Fremont Lake Boat Site on the Pinedale Ranger District during the 2012 summer season.
A result of feedback from recreationists who utilize these popular sites as well as resource specialist input, these upgrades will help improve facilities to meet current needs. Design changes include improved roads with two-way traffic to access the boat site, a slightly enlarged and resurfaced boat site parking area, new pull-through camp units for larger RV’s at the southern end of the campground, and upgraded toilet facilities and camping units within the remainder of the campground.
"This campground was originally built in the 1950’s and the camp units were not designed for the size of RV’s that many visitors now use," said Mary Cernicek, Public Affairs Officer for the Bridger-Teton NF. "Also, access to the boat launch site, which is currently one-way through a portion of the campground, will be changed to allow two-way access directly to the boat site. This will be an improvement for campers and boaters alike. We are working to address these issues while maintaining the minimally developed character of the campground."
Campground reconstruction will take place throughout the summer in several phases to minimize impacts to campers, while still allowing construction during the short snow-free season at this high elevation site. The campground will be fully open from Memorial Day through Rendezvous Weekend. Beginning July 16, portions of the campground will be subject to closure for reconstruction. Reservations will not be accepted for the campground after July 9, at which time campsites will be available on a first come first served basis. Periodic disruptions of water service are also anticipated during the construction period. The usual camping fee of $12.00 per night will still apply for 2012. The campground is expected to close for the season following Labor Day weekend, September 4, 2012.
The Upper Fremont Lake Boat Site and access road are expected to be closed to all use sometime after July 17, and will be re-opened as soon as reconstruction of the access road and parking area is completed. Boaters can access Fremont Lake via the Lower Boat Site on the southwest shore of the Fremont Lake throughout the summer season.
"We appreciate all of the comments and input we have received from the people who use the facilities at Fremont Lake" said Cernicek. "This project is our response to what the public is telling us they want. We understand this may cause some inconvenience in the short term but will pay off with long term benefits."
Updates regarding implementation of this project will be available throughout the spring and summer at the Pinedale Ranger District (307-367-4326) and will be posted on the Bridger-Teton National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/btnf .
Original post, April 14, 2012:
Starting on July 9, 2012, Fremont Lake Campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest will begin reconstruction. It will remain open with limited sites and no reservations until the project is completed at an unknown date.
The campground is located six miles from Pinedale on the eastern shore of Fremont Lake. It is also known as the Upper Fremont Lake campground. It has 56 sites and is a popular fishing, boating and waterskiing area. There is a boat dock at the campground, sandy beach areas and additional docks around the lake. A boat ramp and a picnic area, including a group picnic area (Sandy Beach Picnic Area), are at the south end of the lake. Hiking trails are nearby. Activities include hiking, fishing, mountain biking, boating, wildlife viewing and ice fishing in winter. It is open from late May to mid-September, depending on the weather. Fee is $12 per night.
Call the Pinedale Ranger District for updates on the current status, (307) 367-4326. The Ranger District office is located at 29 E. Fremont Lake Road in Pinedale.