Shoshone National Forest

Camping
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Shoshone's five ranger districts maintain 33 campgrounds within the park's 2,466,586 acres. Some sites offer access to lake fishing, boat ramps, and corrals. Shoshone National Forest campgrounds, which charge a fee, have pit toilets and drinking water. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and wherever possible are generously spaced. After Labor Day there may be no fee, but campers must provide their own water and trash disposal. Camping outside developed campgrounds is permitted, except where signed no camping, or along US. Highway 14/16/20 from Cody to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Wildlife on the Shoshone includes deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, as well as numerous smaller animals, birds, and cold water fish. A grizzly bear special order is in effect for some campgrounds in the Shoshone National Forest. Please check the bulletin board at the campgrounds for current information.

Clarks Fork District Campgrounds
Greybull Ranger District Campgrounds
Washakie Ranger District Campgrounds
Wapiti Ranger District Campgrounds
Wind River Ranger District Campgrounds

Clarks Fork District Campgrounds

Beartooth Lake:
Number of Units: 21
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: 7/1-9/7
Elevation (Feet): 9,000
Limit of Stay: 14 days
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: yes
Dump Station: no
CG Host: yes
Water / Showers: yes / no
Remarks: Boat ramp, fishing trail head, nearby store, picnic area

Crazy Creek:
Number of Units: 19
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: 6/1 - 10/20
Elevation (Feet): 6,900
Limit of Stay: 14 days
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: yes
Water / Showers: yes / no
Remarks: Stream fishing nearby, trail head, scenic walk to waterfall

Dead Indian:
Number of Units: 12
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: all year
Elevation (Feet): 6,000
Limit of Stay: 14 day Memorial - Labor Day
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: no
Water / Showers: no / no
Fee: none
Remarks: Adjacent trail head and corrals, stream fishing.

Fox Creek:
Number of Units: 27
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: 6/1 - 9/30
Elevation (Feet): 7,100
Limit of Stay: 14 days
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: yes
Water / Showers: yes / no
Remarks: Stream fishing, Clarks Fork River access

Hunter Peak:
Number of Units: 9
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: all year
Elevation (Feet): 6,500
Limit of Stay: 14 days Memorial - Labor Day
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no?
CG Host: no
Water / Showers: yes / no
Remarks: Trail head, Clarks Fork River and canyon access, corrals & game meat hanging racks nearby

Island Lake:
Number of Units: 20
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: 7/1 - 9/7
Elevation (Feet): 9,600
Limit of Stay: 14 days
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: yes
Water / Showers: yes / no
Remarks: Boat ramp, fishing, trail head, wilderness access, nearby store

Lake Creek:
Number of Units: 6
Maximum Trailer: 22'
Season: 6/1 - 9/30
Elevation (Feet): 6,900
Limit of Stay: 14 days
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: no
Water / Showers: yes / no
Remarks: Stream fishing nearby, Clarks Fork River

Little Sunlight:
Number of Units: 4
Maximum Trailer: 32'
Season: all year
Elevation (Feet): 6,900
Limit of Stay: 14 days Memorial - Labor Day
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: no
Water / Showers: no / no
Fee: none
Remarks: Corrals, stream fishing, adjacent trail head, wilderness access

Lily Lake:
Number of Units: 8
Maximum Trailer: 22'
Season: 5/25 - 10/3
Elevation (Feet): 7,500
Limit of Stay: 14 days>
Toilet Type: vault
Handicap Access: no
Electric Hookups: no
Dump Station: no
CG Host: no
Water / Showers: no / no
Fee: none
Remarks: Lake fishing, boat ramp, no services-pack in/pack out

* Reservations for camping are not accepted; first come, first served.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 7 Nov 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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