Rex Hale Campground

Area Status: Closed
Photograph of Rex Hale Campground

Rex Hale Campground hosts 30 open and spacious sites along the North Fork of the Shoshone River. Nearby attractions include Mummy Cave and Blackwater Trail.

The campground is named after a firefighter who died in the 1937 Blackwater Fire. You can visit the Firefighter Memorial located on the highway about 1.5 miles west of the campground. Forest Service Trail #758 will take you to the Firefighter Monument, marking the locations where the firefighters lost their lives.

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

Notes: Maximum spur 40 feet

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is open for 2023 season
Reservations: Reservations for the Rex Hale Campground can be made at
Fees: $20/Night for single unit w/electricity, $15/Night for single unit w/no electricity
Open Season: May of 2024
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Special Order 04-00-104 related to food storage and sanitation applies.
Closest Towns: Cody, Wyoming
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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 36 miles to the campground. (This campground is about 18 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park)

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 30 single site(s)
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 on-line at
No. of Accessible sites None

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