Flickr album link: Jug Hollow
There are several camping options at Flaming Gorge and each offers a unique experience that will satisfy a wide range of visitors. Heading north into Wyoming on the west side is where plenty of peaceful solitude can be found in a high desert lakeside environment. Camping along the rim of the deep gorge in the center of the park is the most popular place to be and this is where cabin lodging can be found. The east side of this park is where the boaters tend to go, so Dutch John and Mustang Ridge are the picks for convenient spots near the boat launch. Right next door is where Jug Hollow can be found, which is a vast dispersed camping area that appeals to budget minded people that plan a lengthy stay.
The dirt road going to Jug Hollow is fairly smooth, but there are no guarantees the closer one gets to the water, since the ground can be soft in this area. There are dozens of small nooks and coves to choose from, so this definitely is a cozy spot for setting up a basecamp. Small personal watercraft can be launched from the beaches and this is a great spot for paddle-boarders. There are a few shade trees to be found and there is plenty of open spaces for fun in the sun, so packing a volleyball net or a frisbee is an option to consider. The shoreline fishing is also world class at Jug Hollow and there is nothing better than fresh fried panfish when the family budget is tight. Jug Hollow certainly is a great place to camp for free and the only problem is this destination is so appealing, that it will be difficult to break camp when it is time to depart!
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