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Camping with Kids Casper WY

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Antelope Run Campground
(307) 577-1664
1101 Prairie Ln
Casper, WY
 
Casper Koa Kampgrounds
(307) 237-5155
2800 E Yellowstone Hwy
Casper, WY
 
Casper KOA
(888) 562-4704
Bar Nunn, WY
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Fort Caspar Campground*
(888) 243-7709
4205 Fort Caspar Rd
Casper, WY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site
(307) 837-2221
965 Gray Rocks Road Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie, WY
 
Fort Caspar Campground
(307) 234-3260
4205 Fort Caspar Rd
Casper, WY
 
Fairside Trailer Park
(307) 235-4189
3635 Fairside Rd
Casper, WY
 
Casper East RV Park & Campground*
(888) 294-8551
2800 E Yellowstone Hwy
Casper, WY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Mini Golf, Golf Nearby

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Alcova Lake (Natrona County Park)
(307) 235-9325
Alcova, WY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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A B Camping
(307) 634-7035
1503 W College Dr
Cheyenne, WY
 
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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

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My little campers about to say goodnight.

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Our first question when packing up for our very first foray in the RVing world was “what on earth will we take to keep them happy”? If you have (or have ever had) little kids, you’re well aware of the Toys-R-Us-Tornado-Effect they have on your home. And the smaller the kids, the bigger their primary colored plastic toys can be. So which of all these “absolutely essential” things make the cut? Our answer was…whatever we can fit into one plastic storage bin. Books, cars, some shape sorters for the baby, stuffed animals, a couple music CDs and movies. Of course this doesn’t take into account the big old double stroller and pack-n-play…but hey, it was a start.

So we packed as best we could, knowing that it would take dozens of trips to actually have our own “system” down. Our stuff was easy. The kitchen supplies, no problem. Bathroom and bedding essentials? Got ‘em. But, which lovey from their cribs will they NEED? How many outfits per kid? 

Were we over thinking things? Totally. We packed what we thought would be needed and set out…we’d done our best.

What a wake-up call. My boys were more interested in the rocks at our campsite than the cars and trucks we packed. They were mesmerized by the bouncing flames in the fire pit and had no need for the stuffed animals. Most of the movies went unwatched, replaced by lots of walks around the campground and time at the playground. I quickly realized I’d packed all those things for me…to ease my worries. Lesson learned…kids don’t need “stuff” to have fun camping. They need parents with a little sense of adventure. 

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