By eight o’clock this morning the crew and I are on Interstate 25 passing through Cheyenne.
It’s a good day for being on the road – clear skies and no wind. Traffic is light and the terrain is gentle and green.
Our destination is Wheatland, 150 miles from Laramie via interstates 80 and 25.
It’s an easy, short drive. We’ll arrive in the morning and then we can relax for the rest of the day. About 30 miles short of Wheatland, we exit at Chugwater to top off the tank. Shortly thereafter we’re pulling into a City of Wheatland park with a campground area for RVers and tent campers.
The campground is in the middle of Lewis Park.
Tennis courts, ball fields, playgrounds, an exercise route, paved walks, picnic tables, rest rooms, and even a swimming pool are in the near vicinity. Across the road are train tracks. The campsites have 15/30/50 amp hook-ups. A water spigot of potable water and a trash dumpster are handy for campers. There’s even a dump station with a hose of non-potable water for flushing tanks.
The campground fee?
The City of Wheatland asks for a donation of only $3.00! It’s left up to campers to decide if that’s $3.00 per night or per stay. There’s a three-day limit in any 30-day period. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal! It’s not a resort, but it’s shady and very pleasant. I think it will be a long, long time before I find another campground with hook-ups, water, trash pick-up and dump station for three dollars.
Here are directions to the park:
From I-25 Exit 78, go east one block, south one block on 16th St, east on Cole Rd. for 8 blocks, north on 8th St. for 2 blocks. Park and campground are on the left. Latitude: 42.0476 | Longitude: -104.9539
I wish more towns and cities would adopt the welcoming attitude of Wheatland!