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Michael K
(chinookhead) - F - M
Cheap motel or hostel or place with a shower (campground) near the Wind River Range (preferably Pinedal area)? on 06/14/2014 20:22:25 MDT Print View

Hi. I'll be spending 1.5 months backpacking in theWind River Range.....mainly on the west side near the Pinedale area. After a big hike and 1-1.5 weeks in the backcountry I like to clean-up. I am on a tight budget. All of the motels that I am looking at online seem very expensive compared to the usual places where I "clean-up". Honestly.....I just need a place to take a hot shower and a campground with shower facilities would work. Can someone suggest a cheap motel or are there any campgrounds with showers? I bathe in the backcountry......but I like to "properly" clean-up once in a while.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Post-hike cleanup on 06/14/2014 20:40:24 MDT Print View

Try the hostel in Jackson Hole - http://www.thehostel.us Or motels between the Winds and Jackson.

Hostels are not as common in the US as in Europe or South America. Jackson Hole, the nearest airport to the Winds, is a very popular and expensive place. Motel 6 and the Hostel are about the only low-priced options I know of n that area.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Post-hike cleanup on 06/14/2014 20:45:41 MDT Print View

Any full featured truck stops up that way Richard?

Michael K
(chinookhead) - F - M
campground with showers? on 06/14/2014 20:50:36 MDT Print View

Thanks for the idea......but driving 83 miles for a shower does not sound ideal. It may be the only option. The "Log Cabin" motel in Pinedale is 86 dollars. I'm thinking that there has to be a "campground/rv park" with showers in the area, but maybe not?

John Klinepeter
(johnzotk) - MLife

Locale: Northern Rockies, USA
Two ideas on 06/14/2014 20:57:30 MDT Print View

There are two places that I know of that offer showers for a fee. The first, The Pinedale Aquatic Center, I discovered from reading a trip report about one year ago; I have no first hand knowledge. I presume the daily admission fee of $5 covers the shower. See http://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/#!hours-fees/c1kr9. The other facility is an old campground that has seen better days. My last visit was two years ago at which time they charged $5 for a shower. There is almost never anyone on duty there. A self-serve box is near the front door. I am having a little trouble finding the name/address but I believe it is the Pinedale Campground on Jackson Ave. about one block south of the main highway.

I also would like to find an inexpensive place to stay in Pinedale. Last year I paid about $100 for a room at one of the fancier newer lodges at the west end of town. Two years ago I paid about $85 IIRC at the motel in Boulder, about 10 miles south of town.

Looking forward to others' responses.

Edit: minor error

Edited by johnzotk on 06/14/2014 21:13:02 MDT.

Bily Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
Re: campground with showers? on 06/14/2014 21:23:22 MDT Print View

try calling or emailing the Great Outdoors shop: http://www.greatoutdoorshop.com/

and try googeling KOA for the area...KOA sells showers...

billy

Bily Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
Re: Re: campground with showers? on 06/14/2014 21:56:44 MDT Print View

another possible help: http://www.sublettechamber.com/

Pinedale Chamber of Commerce..

billy

Dave Grey
(dapperdave) - F
Aquatic center on 06/15/2014 10:25:33 MDT Print View

I can confirm that your 5 bucks covers a shower at the center and pretty much anything else you want to do.

Dave

Michael K
(chinookhead) - F - M
2 shower options on 06/15/2014 14:36:28 MDT Print View

1) Yes......it sounds like the aquatic center is the best option:

http://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/thepac/home.html

2) This seems to be the pinedale campground with showers, but it seems to have poor reviews on the internet.......but I'm not worried. I'll just wear my sandals.

http://www.visitpinedale.org/stay/pinedale-campground

204 South Jackson Avenue
Pinedale, WY 82941

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
showers on 06/19/2014 22:07:34 MDT Print View

The marina at the south end of fremont lake has $5 showers I've stayed at the cabins before but can't recall the rates, campgrounds are nearby. The restraunt at the marina has really good food.