1503 W. College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
PROS: An inexpensive, basic campground. Friendly staff. On-site BBQ restaurant. Short drive to downtown.
CONS: No fire pit, “no frills” type of campground. Had a “parking lot” feel to it.
AB Camping is conveniently located a short drive to both I-25 and I-80 highways and is just south of the city of Cheyenne. It’s hard to determine how many sites as they gave us the pull through sites of Y14 and Y15. Had that not been the case, we would not be able to open our awning. I am not sure why the sites are so close but they give campers two sites to compensate. Some sites did have a tree or two but for the most part, the campground was pretty open. Our site was full hookup and cost $42 with our Good Sam discount. The camp store offered very limited supplies. AB Camping hosts Wi-Fi service and, though at times it did not work as well, it was probably one of the better campgrounds we have encountered out West as far as Wi-Fi is concerned. Cell phone service (AT&T and Verizon) is good. There are 24 cable channels and if you are in need of coaxial cable, they sell a 25’ cord for $8 and splicers for $2. Some of the channels did not come through as clear for whatever reason. Propane tanks can be filled and are priced by the gallon. Laundry facilities are open 24 hours. Washers cost $1.25 and dryers $1.00.
If you are looking to be in nature and relax next to a campfire, this place may not be the right fit for you. AB Camping worked as a nice base camp for us to eat and sleep while visiting Cheyenne. More or less, there was a “parking lot” feel to the campground. All roads and campsites were gravel with very little green space. Landscaping was ok. Really nothing fancy. Though a short drive from I-25 and I-80, we were never bothered by highway noise.
Rating: (one to five lanterns with 5 being the highest)
AB Camping does not have a lot for kids to do. There is a small playground near the front of the campground and a basketball court. However, there is no putt-putt, game room, pool, volleyball court, or amphitheater. There is a cabin in the campground they have converted into a very basic fitness center. They do have a BBQ restaurant on site that is open daily from 4:00-8:00. We did not eat there but heard it was delicious. One thing that did please us about AB Camping is that it had two fenced-in dog areas with shade and bench to sit. There are trash cans but no pick up bags provided.
Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and includes interesting historical attractions, restaurants, and Western shops. There is a parking garage downtown that is free for out-of-town visitors. We visited the Cheyenne Depot Museum and learned a little about the history of the Transcontinental Railroad and the role Cheyenne played in it. http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/ If you like boots and country western wear, we highly recommend shopping at The Wrangler Boot Barn. We had lunch at a unique restaurant called the Albany. It was busy so the service was a bit slow, but the food was good. http://www.albanycheyenne.com/ If you are looking for a store with a large selection of beers, wine, and liquor, we would suggest Town and Country Supermarket Liquors. http://www.tcsupermarketliquors.com/
Restrooms and Showers
The bathrooms and showers at AB Camping are very clean. A door code is required to enter. The toilet paper was high quality. The showers were hot and had good water pressure. The dressing area and the space in the shower were average in size. The women’s shower had a full length mirror which was nice. The tile is newer and well cared for.