Campground Review – Casper KOA Journey – Bar Nunn, Wyoming

Casper KOA Journey, Bar Nunn, WyomingDescription

The Casper KOA Journey is a quiet and well-maintained campground conveniently located just off Interstate I-25 at Bar Nunn, Wyoming, a small town just a few miles outside of Casper, Wyoming. The park has sweeping views of the high plains and of Casper Mountain to the south. This KOA makes for a good stop while travelling through the area.

Location

Casper KOA Journey
1101 Prairie Ln
Bar Nunn, WY 82601
Park: (307) 577-1664
Latitude: 42.913670 N, Longitude: -106.341456 W, Elevation: ~5,285 ft (1,611 m)

Details

We stayed for two nights at the Casper KOA Journey in late September of 2017, using it as a short break as we traveled through the area. This is a basic, clean, and well maintained campground with easy access from Interstate I-25. The campground staff was friendly and helpful during our stay.

Weather was poor during our stay, with occasional showers and periods of heavy rain. Despite the rain, the gravel park sites and lanes drained well, with little evidence of puddles, rutting or mud.

Cost

For two nights at a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site, we paid about $43 per night, including tax and our KOA Value Kard Rewards Discount. There were no fees for pets or an extra vehicle.

Amenities On Site or Nearby

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, game room, laundry room, playground, horseshoes, dog run, mini golf and (indoor) swimming pool. The park has a small general store with basic groceries, household goods, camping supplies, souvenirs and tourist info for the local area. Restaurants, gas stations and some automotive services are nearby in Bar Nunn. A larger choice of services and shopping are available in Casper, WY (6 miles), or Cheyenne, WY (184 miles).

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 4/5

The campground is easily accessible from Interstate I-25. Lanes in the park are well-maintained gravel. The park has both pull-thru and back-in sites and can accommodate large rigs. The campground facilities have provisions for Universal access.

Facilities/Amenities – 3/5

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, and more, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, game room, laundry room, playground, horseshoes, dog run,(indoor) swimming pool, and mini golf. The park has a small general store with basic groceries, household goods, camping supplies, souvenirs and tourist info for the local area. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. 

Site quality – 3/5

Sites have full or partial hookups with 50/30/20 amp electric, basic cable TV and a picnic table. Sites are gravel, are wide enough to accommodate slide-outs and awnings, and have reasonable separation between sites. Some sites have shade trees.

Scenic Value – 2/5

The campground landscaping is well-maintained, but looks quite barren as the park is mostly a wide expanse of gravel. The campground has a sweeping view of the high plains to the east and of Casper Mountain to the south.

Location/Isolation – 2/5

The campground is a wide expanse of gravel, with little to break up the view between sites or to add privacy. As such, the campground feels more like a parking lot. The campground is, however, generally quiet as there is little traffic on the frontage road and nearby Interstate I-25 does not seem heavily traveled.

Paws Friendliness – 3/5

The campground is pet friendly and has an enclosed pet run with cleanup bags. The campground is large enough for a decent walk with your pet.

Overall Rating – 3/5

Overall, the Casper KOA Journey campground is a convenient place to stop for a few nights when passing through the area. We enjoyed our stay here.

Additional info

Internet access

We received a strong 4G Verizon signal at this campground. We did not need to deploy our cellular antenna booster to improve MiFi hot spot internet access. The campground provided free WiFi, but we did not use this during our stay.

Water Quality

The water at this campground tested hard – we added our water softener to the water filtration stack.

Nearby attractions

Here are a few local attractions and activities:

  • National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
  • Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
  • Independence Rock
  • Mormon Handcart Visitors Center
  • Wildlife viewing – Pronghorn Antelope

 

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