Swinging Bridge

by on May 15,2014 in with No Comments

The Swinging Bridge is one of the famous Camp Wyoming landmarks!  Hikers can cross over Bear Creek using the Swinging Bridge and venture up a short trail to Horsethief Cave. It is a fun hike that almost every summer camper takes during the time they spend here at Camp Wyoming.

Throughout the history of Camp Wyoming, the Swinging Bridge has taken on many different forms. Originally, it was constructed from plywood boards and had rails made of chicken wire. Campers would even sleep on the bridge under the stars! Today, the bridge is of a more sturdy construction, and campers have fun making it bounce as they cross from one side of Bear Creek to the other.

In the clearing at the entrance to the bridge there are three crosses, making it a quiet place to stop and reflect while hiking.