Hatchet Campground

Area Status: Open
Hatchet Campground Sign

Located along Highway 26, the Hatchet campground offers a great place to stop for the night when travelling the scenic highway between Jackson and Dubois, Wyoming. Opportunities for fishing designated wild and scenic rivers are available nearby. During the fall hunting season, this campground offers a popular staging area. This site is equipped with 9 campsites, accessibility to bear boxes, access to water, a single-unit vault toilet, campfire rings, and a dumpster.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground will have water turned off, bathrooms locked, and no more trash service after closure date.  However, the gate will not be closed, and campground can still be used for no fee when all amenities are turned off.  If any amenities are left on, fees will still be collected.  Check the Kiosk at the campground for more information.  
Reservations: No reservations for this campground.
Fees: $15/Night for single unit. $7 fee for extra 2nd vehicle, no more than 2 vehicles/ site
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Bear food storage is required on the Buffalo Ranger District. Click here for more information on these requirements: Bear Food Storage and Sanitation Order No: 04-00-104 Extra fees apply per site for 3 or more vehicles.
Water: Two water hydrants.
Restroom: One single vault toilet.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


RV Size Accommodations for the Hatchet Campground: 

Site Number RV Length (in feet) Notes:
1 18'   
2 24' Host Site, Pull Through
3 18'  
4 18'  
5 18'  
6 24' Pull Through
7 18'  
8 18'  
9 18'  


Starting from Moran, Wyoming (located 27 miles south of Yellowstone National Park’s south entrance and 19 miles north of the Town of Moose, Wyoming), head east on United States Highway 26/287 for approximately 8 miles. Turn right onto Flagstaff Road/Forest Service (FS) Road 30160. Then take the first left onto FS 30217, arriving at the Hatchet Campground.

Approximate travel details from Moran: 8 miles, 9 minutes.

General Notes:

Overview and Layout of Hatchet Campground

Hatchet Campground Overview

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Small Game Hunting