Wapiti Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photograph of the Shoshone River

Wapiti Campground hosts 41 campsites on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, next to the historic Wapiti Ranger Station. "Wapiti" (pronounced WA-puh-tee) is the American Indian word for "elk."

Visit the nearby Wapiti Wayside to learn about grizzly bears, other wildlife, and general visitor information. The trailhead from the campground leads into the Washakie Wilderness via Elk Fork Creek.

16-day stay limit
Water: Available
This site is accessible to persons with mobility impairments
No cell service

Notes: Maximum spur 50 feet

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground is open.
Reservations: Reservations for Wapiti Campground can be made at www.recreation.gov.
Fees $20/Night for single unit with electricity and $15/Night for single unit with no electricity.
Open Season: May 13, 2016
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Special Order 04-00-104 related to food storage and sanitation applies.
Closest Towns: Cody, Wyoming
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet(s)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wapiti Ranger District in Cody, telephone 307.527.6921

General Information


From Cody, travel west on U.S. Highway 14/16/20 for 28 miles to the campground. (This campground is about 25 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone Natioal Park)

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