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Old 07-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Travel on I-80 across Wyoming

I'm planning a trip across the US and am looking for options for an overnight stop across Wyoming on I-80. I am spending a night in Mountain Home, ID then heading east. Has anyone been across this highway? Any suggestions for a good place to stop before getting to Laramie would be appreciated. Someplace safe to boondock might be my best option since I can't seem to find an RV Park about 8 hours out of Mountain Home.
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You might want to be aware that during the last 2 weeks of July, everything around Cheyenne, WY will be packed because of Frontier Days. Just a heads up.

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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There are several road side pullouts and truckstops, I have slept in most of them. Don't stop in spots marked "Safe Havens". This is for trucks hauling very bad stuff!
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Lots of rest areas, truck stops, etc. You won't have any issues...

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We have stayed @ 2 different RV parks close to I-80 in the western part of Wyoming. Phillips RV park in Evanston isn't a very good one. Close sites, not too clean, several semi-permanent RVs, but the cost is rather small. Western World in Rawlins is a pretty good one. It is a large, stone covered lot with good hook-ups and large spaces. It is very clean and the operators are very friendly and helpful. The price wasn't too high. Over-all a nice place to overnight.
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Exit 104, Rock Springs WY---WALMART. The Mt Home ID WALMART is also a good stop. Also, RV World in Rawlins....a great small, older park ran by super people. Next stop, Holiday RV park in North Platte, or Cabela's in Sidney NE. dick
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Here is something to consider when traveling from Mountain Home, ID east into WY unless you are planning this way anyway.
A few miles east of Heyburn, ID continue straight ahead on I-86 to Pocatello, Join I-15 going south to McCammon, ID and turn east on Hwy 30 which joins I-80 about 3 miles west of Little America, WY.
Hwy 30 is two lane but it is excellent road and easy driving and will save you quite a few miles rather than taking the Iístate all the way east and avoids the traffic in UT. Diesel Fuel at the Flying J in Cokeville, WY usually less comparing to other stations. Kemmerer, WY is home of the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Store #1. When you get to Little America stop at their convenience store and get their $0.75? ice cream cone, not a bad place also to stop for the nite (RV oínite parking in front) or eat.
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Exit 104, Rock Springs WY---WALMART. The Mt Home ID WALMART is also a good stop. Also, RV World in Rawlins....a great small, older park ran by super people. Next stop, Holiday RV park in North Platte, or Cabela's in Sidney NE. dick
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Here is something to consider when traveling from Mountain Home, ID east into WY unless you are planning this way anyway.
A few miles east of Heyburn, ID continue straight ahead on I-86 to Pocatello, Join I-15 going south to McCammon, ID and turn east on Hwy 30 which joins I-80 about 3 miles west of Little America, WY.
Hwy 30 is two lane but it is excellent road and easy driving and will save you quite a few miles rather than taking the Iístate all the way east and avoids the traffic in UT. Diesel Fuel at the Flying J in Cokeville, WY usually less comparing to other stations. Kemmerer, WY is home of the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Store #1. When you get to Little America stop at their convenience store and get their $0.75? ice cream cone, not a bad place also to stop for the nite (RV oínite parking in front) or eat.
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Thanks for all of the good suggestions, I will take a look at the I86/I15/US30 recommendation. I have always enjoyed going through Pocatello, it is a beautiful town.
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We overnighted at the Walmart just east of Laramie off I-80 on our way out last month. Perfectly good spot, quiet, nice store, we bought a coffee maker and a microwave there after our gennie had a hissy fit and blew them both out the day before. US30 parallels I80 for much of the way, apart from being two lanes instead of four, there didn't seem to be much difference. And less construction.
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Just came thru Wy on I 80 West to East.. ditto RV World in Rawlings. Just remember.. IMHO... Wyoming is the windiest place on earth. Just thinking about it makes my shoulders ache... I stayed in Coalville, Ut. off I 80 at Holiday Hills, nice shady place by small creek all pull thrus. nice bathrooms/laundry.

In Cheyenne take I25 so. a couple miles A.B. Campgound a must. They have Smoked BBQ, pulled pork, Ribs, everynite. Yummo.. full rack 2 sides & Roll. $21.75 tax incl. more than enough for the two of us. mostly pull-thrus. Friendly folks. bout 2 mi off I25 on College. Good Sam AAA FMCA.. no I am not associated. got it off RV.net & was sure glad I did. was there 2 nites ago.
Correction... just looked at park map/brochure. I was in G19. From I80 you can take exit 362 so. wy85 greeley hwy to college n turn rt. was $30 inc. tax. nice shady.
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Thanks for all of the good suggestions, I will take a look at the I86/I15/US30 recommendation. I have always enjoyed going through Pocatello, it is a beautiful town.
If you look at that route on a map, it won't look any shorter or even might not make sense. Nonetheless, that is the route I'd take. Can't even begin to count the number of times I've been that route running between Texas and Oregon/Washington.
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Great tips! The ribs sound worth getting off the freeway for!
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