Louis Lake Campsite

We loved our Summer 2021 stay on Kirwin Trail and almost headed back there, but my goal is to keep discovering new areas. There’s always that excitement of chasing and discovering a new cool place! So happens that Louis Lake Road in the Shoshone National Forest was a perfect (for us) discovery. Click HERE to see our full trip report and video of the Louis Lake area.

Taking HWY 28 south from Lander, WY, you will see a big snow chain parking area and the Louis Lake Road turn off. The road is a maintained gravel road and easy for any rig travel on.

There are sites within the first half mile. We just drove until we found an empty one and was very happy with the location.

Not too far back that we lost cell signal yet well off the main road and distant from other dispersed sites to offer privacy and quiet.

The Details

  • GPS: 42.533828, -108.800630 (our site)
  • Easy to locate: Yes; Louis Lake Road is marked off of HWY 28
  • Public Land: Yes
  • Cell: Varies – T-Mobile phones were in roaming but our AT&T LTE router worked well. It had some signal before the antenna was up and greatly improved after the antenna was raised. .
  • Crowded: Early July and it was not crowded.
  • Stay Limits: 16 days
  • Buggy: some bugs but we also had breeze which made it possible to sit outside
  • Clean: yes, very clean
  • Amenities: Pit Toilet available at the turn off and at each of the lakes/campgrounds
  • Would we stay here again: Yes

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