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

More Camping Reviews

  • Camp Review: Toppings Lake Road Bridger-Teton NF

    This is the 2nd time we landed in this specific area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. A convenient dispersed camping area near Grand Tetons National Park. All the forest camping near the park is in designated sites only. At Toppings Lake there are 27 sites and a few of them having 2 or more sites […]


  • Granite Creek Road USFS – Camp Review

    If you’re following our 2022 travels, you know we traveled from WY to our Idaho lot. Found a couple nice camping areas along the way. We then leave ID and wind our way back to WY. Granite Creek Road was such a peaceful stay for us. We stayed for 3 days overlooking the Hoback River and enjoyed our unconnected downtime. Unique for a USFS area is a Hot Springs pool.


  • Franklin Basin Road USFS Dispersed

    Where is This? A very nice dispersed area off UT Highway 89 east of Logan and NE of Salt Lake City called Franklin Basin Road. The road follows Logan River and many sites are along this stretch of water making it even more inviting. Highway 89 is a nice main paved highway. Check road conditions […]


If you enjoy personal travel stories and especially camping, follow this blog by entering your email below. You can also follow us on Instagram @WorkingOnExploring or @Maximus.4×4.camper, and subscribe to our WorkingOnExploring YouTube Channel on for our build and trip clips. Good luck on your own exploring and we’ll see you from the road somewhere soon!

Follow WorkingOnExploring travels and ongoing #SundayStills photo Challenge Posts

Delivered directly to your email inbox.