Lower Paintrock Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Lower Paintrock Lake Campground is located in a remote setting on Lower Paint Rock Lake. Nearby trailheads offer access to the Cloud Peak Wilderness. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open to self-supported camping (no trash collection, water, or cleaning)
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees: $20 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. Double site (sites #1, #5): $40 for 1-16 people.
Open Season: June - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 14 day stay limit
Closest Towns: Shell, WY
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire: Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds
Information Center: Host travels from Medicine Lodge Lake CG (approx. 1 mile), Medicine Wheel Ranger District

General Information


From Shell, WY, go east on Hwy 14 for about 17 miles, then travel south on Forest System Road (FSR) 17 for another 25.1 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 total sites (3 single sites, 2 double sites)
No. of Accessible sites 5 sites with accessible furnishings

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation Areas

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