WY:  Keyhole State Park

WY: Keyhole State Park

Just across the Wyoming/South Dakota Border is a picturesque state park campground bordering a reservoir with rocky cliffs, and with two personalities.

DeAnn, äventyr bicycle bags owner, practicing yoga at Keyhole State Park Wyoming

If you have never done yoga outside in a beautiful setting - try it!  (Note:  We will be doing a blog post on yoga soon.)

We very much enjoyed our one night at Keyhole State Park as a stay on our way to Bighorn National Forest.  Camping here allowed us to cut our driving time to Bighorn into shorter days, and take one last shower and dump our tank one more time before we were off-the-grid in the Bighorns for four days.

Kurt, äventyr bicycle bags owner, practicing yoga at Keyhole State Park Wyoming

That said, campers beware.  This is a large campground with various loops dispersed around the reservoir and its main use seems to be from locals with large RV's, generators, and groups looking to party/socialize (especially on the weekend).  We arrived on a Sunday afternoon  and noticed a lot of mess/garbage left over by weekend campers.  Our advice:  arrive for an early week stay if you come.  After we arrived, many people packed up and left (as late as 7pm!) - the generator RV next to us was one, leaving us in bliss to have the place nearly to ourselves and enjoy the our idyllic campsite.  The perfect set up to practice yoga out our back door the next morning!

äventyr bicycle bags Airstream Basecamp Silverhytten at Keyhole State Park site #20

Site 20 Pronghorn Campground (map here)

äventyr bicycle bags review Keyhole State Park Wyoming

Our recommendation in the Pronghorn loop would be sites 20 and 21, and for more privacy ~ 19.  (loop map here)

Additional Campground Info:

  • Reservations encouraged.
  • Drinking water station.
  • Dump Station and garbage disposal at park entrance/exit.
  • Restrooms provided (we did not use the restrooms here as we have one in our camper).
  • Close to highway for easy detour on your way to/from your Western destination.
  • Biking?  We did not bike here or see any place of interest to come back to and do so.

This is part of our Bighorn National Forest Scouting Notes.  For additional places we stayed, go to:

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