We ended up driving on to Thermopolis yesterday, after stopping at 3 of the campgrounds in Boysen State Park along the way. It was hot and sunny, already in the mid 80’s by late morning, and the campgrounds just weren’t that great looking, especially for $17/night with no hookups. So we landed at Eagle RV Park in Thermopolis and enjoyed the air conditioning, as it got in the low 90’s. We payed $30 for the privilege, but it was worth it.
The drive through Wind River Canyon from Shoshoni to Thermopolis was lovely, as it followed the river most of the way.
Thermopolis’ claim to fame is their hot springs, so we visited Hot Springs State Park to see what it was all about.
There is a walkway through the terraces, reminiscent of Yellowstone, and a swinging bridge across the Big Horn River.
There is a free State Bath House, where you can soak in the hot mineral water pools for free. Not our cup of tea to get in a soaking pool with strangers in water that smells like rotten eggs! But that’s just us.
Today we will try to find a forest service campsite in Ten Sleep Canyon, about 80 miles east, where the elevation is over 8,000 ft and it should be cooler.