There’s no finer place to pitch your tent than in beautiful Converse County!
Mountain lovers enjoy the countryside that spans the Laramie Range south of
Douglas and Glenrock. Thousands of acres, as well as numerous well-maintained
campgrounds, are managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Laramie Peak, the highest peak on Converse County’s southern horizon, is
10,272 feet tall. Pioneers passing through the area in the 1800s used the Peak
as a guidepost. Laramie Peak was the first “Rocky Mountain” they saw from
vantage points as far away as Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Camping amidst wide-open vistas exists in the Thunder Basin National Grassland
north of Douglas. While there aren’t any improved campgrounds, camping
is allowed. The Forest Service has additional information on trails and prime
locations for outdoor recreation. Their website is http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbr/about-forest/offices