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Campsite Review: Ayres Natural Bridge Park In Douglas, Wyoming

Photo: Ayres Natural Bridge Park

Entrance sign Ayres Bridge Natural Park

Location: Converse County, Wyoming
Type: County Park
Access: I-25 to Ayres Natural Bridge Road
Coordinates: 42.735084,-105.620300
Elevation: 5,413 Feet
Road Conditions: Paved Road
Phone Coverage: Verizon 1/5; AT&T 1/5 (No Data)
Fee: Free
Length of Stay: 3 Days
Amenities: Picnic tables and shelters, charcoal grills, vault toilets, potable water
Websitehttps://www.conversecountytourism.com/do/natural-bridge/

Details

Ayres Natural Bridge Park is home to a unique natural bridge that was formed by La Prele Creek. The park is located in Converse County, Wyoming just five miles from I-25 between Douglas and Glenrock.

The natural bridge is one of only a few in the world that still have water flowing beneath them. The bridge is accessible from upstream and downstream, as well as by trails that lead to the top of the bridge.

Ayres Natural Bridge Park is both a day use area and campsite. The campsite area is small and has only a handful of sites, but is set right on La Prele Creek next to the natural bridge. Camping is free, but is limited to three nights and requires a permit which must be renewed daily.

This park offers picnic tables and pavilions, fire pits, creek access, vault toilets, trash receptacles, and recreation areas. Ayres Bridge Natural Park is open from April through October.

Cell phone coverage is unusable in the camping area and around the park. However, there is a decent signal at the entrance to the park before the road drops into the canyon.

Directions

Access to Ayres Natural Bridge Park is easy and paved the entire way. Exit I-25 at the sign for the park and follow signs along Ayres Natural Bridge Road.

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