Ranger Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

Situated on the banks of Ranger Creek, Ranger Creek Recreation Area is a group site that can accommodate up to 150 people for overnight camping or day use picnicking. A shelter, campfire ring, grill, vault toilet, drinking water, and trash collection are provided. Reservations are required to use this site. Nearby attractions are hiking trails, trout fishing, and Shell Falls Interpretive Site, located about eight miles west on U.S. Highway 14, the Bighorn Scenic Byway. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Group site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online.
Fees: $17 per night.  Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site.   Group Fees: $75 for 1-35, $95 for 36-60, $115 for 61-120, $145 over 120 (150 people maximum)  1 site reservable.
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Usage: Heavy
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 Shell Creek CG (approx. 1 mile), Medicine Wheel Ranger District

General Information


From Greybull, WY, take US 14 east for about 32 miles to Forest System Road (FSR) 17 sign. Turn right at sign onto FSR 17 and go about 3 miles.  Look for the campground sign.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 10 single sites, 1 group site
Reservation Info Reservation for Group Site Only

Group Camping

Reservation Info  This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online.
Fees: $60 minimum for 1-35 people, graduated rates for more (150 people maximum)
Rental info: Group site has a covered shelter with 3 picnic tables.  There is also 3 double family sized tables, one large grill, a group fire ring, 2 horseshoe pits and an open ball field.

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Group Picnicking

Recreation Areas

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