The Fountain of Youth RV Park, situated just north of Thermopolis, WY, is home to one of the state’s biggest mineral pools. The campsite is accessible year-round and is loaded with facilities that make it ideal for families on a road trip.
The hot springs campground is located in the north-central part of the state, nestled next to the Bighorn River.
In 1918, C.F. Cross dug the well in an effort to strike oil. What was expected to be oil turned out to be hot mineral water. Upon discovery, the force was so high that it burst out full force. Water eroded the limestone over time, revealing a rainbow of natural stones.
Natural Hot Springs Pools
The Sacajawea Well supplies the water for this 235-by-72-foot pool, which was named after the tribal woman who guided explorers Lewis and Clark to the West Coast. In the present day, the well produces 1.3 million gallons of water at 128°F every day. The 100℉ water of their pool, located at an altitude of 3,947 feet, will let you forget all your cares.
During the summer, the Fountain of Youth is home to numerous “snowbirds,” who travel to the springs resort as a retreat from their permanent residence, but many visitors come through the area too. Guests have a terrific time telling tall tales at Wyoming’s oldest Chinese Elm, affectionately known as “the liars” tree.”
There are 71 campsites, including 62 pull-throughs, 52 with full hookups, and 5 with electricity only. This campground has picnic tables, restrooms, a swimming pool, a laundry facility, a grill, water, showers, a dump station, RV storage, firewood, Wi-Fi, and a playground.
As well as being easily accessible throughout the year, this location also welcomes guests traveling with their animals.
Address: 250 US-20, Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443